Girl from the South Side and former First Lady. Wife, mother, dog lover. Always hugger-in-chief.
With these two, every day is #LoveYourPetDay. 🐶💖
Where is @MichelleObama when you need her. That debate lacked any grace. “We go high”. @PeteButtigieg being the only exception. Was a sad night for America. No nuance. No grace. No leadership. It might as well have been 2016 Republican debates.
Thank you @MichelleObama for reminding us all of the importance of voting. Are you registered, friends? #promchallenge
Jalaiah, you crushed it—love seeing your talent shine!
Throwing it back to my 1982 prom night and this pink satin, polka-dotted dress. Join the #PromChallenge with @WhenWeAllVote and @MTV and tell us what your school is doing to register students to vote. You could get a free prom for your school! Learn more:
Happy Valentine’s Day, my loves. You make even the coldest days feel warm. 💕
Congrats to Julia, Steven, and the whole crew on winning Best Documentary for #AmericanFactory, Higher Ground's first release! So glad to see their heart and honesty recognized—because the best stories are rarely tidy or perfect. But that’s where the truth so often lies.
I had so much fun with @Oprah and all of the people who came out for #Oprahs2020VisionTour. Thank you for sharing what wellness means to you—here’s to making 2020 our healthiest year yet.
@LanaCondor, I loved spending time with you in Vietnam and am so grateful for your work with the @GirlsAlliance to educate and empower young women. Sending you a big hug!
Every day, school counselors inspire kids to dream bigger and reach higher—helping our young people discover their own potential and expand their vision of what’s possible. Congrats to this year's @ASCAtweets School Counselor of the Year, Laura Ross! @ReachHigher
To honor Dr. King's legacy, we all can play a role in ensuring our friends and family make their voices heard in every election. By sitting out, we're allowing others to make decisions for us. Help register your community on #MLKDay and throughout 2020:
It's about that time when New Year's resolutions get a bit harder to stick to. To offer a little inspiration, I want to share my go-to #WorkoutPlaylist with you. These songs always seem to give me that extra boost to get through my toughest workouts. What's on your playlist?
For so many of us, it was one special teacher or school counselor who first helped us believe in who we could be and where we could go. We can never thank you enough. You deserve the recognition you're getting and so much more! @CFPExtraYard @ReachHigher
My trip to Vietnam and Malaysia was filled with so many hopeful reminders of the power that lies in education. I hope you’ll take a look and get involved with the @girlsalliance to support this work:
This week I sat down with @LanaCondor and some #ObamaLeaders to learn more about their work to empower girls in communities across Asia. They're helping to remove barriers that prevent girls from pursuing their dreams, and I can’t wait to see the good that comes from their work.
@GretaThunberg, don’t let anyone dim your light. Like the girls I’ve met in Vietnam and all over the world, you have so much to offer us all. Ignore the doubters and know that millions of people are cheering you on.
Julia Roberts, Deborah Henry, and I are about to take the stage at #ObamaLeaders: Asia-Pacific to reflect on our visit to Vietnam with the @girlsalliance and to share our reflections on leadership. Don’t miss it:
I had so much fun putting a smile on all of these little faces from Randle Highlands Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Thanks to the @TheEllenShow for letting me be a part of #EllensGreatestNight!
#BlackGirlMagic 💪🏾
What an incredible day in Vietnam with members of the @GirlsAlliance community! Take a look at our visit to Cần Giuộc high school and then visit to support projects that empower girls through education in Vietnam and around the world.
It's been a remarkable year since sharing my story with the world and I'm so grateful to all of you for the love and support! #IAmBecoming #PeopleOfTheYear
#GivingTuesday is a reminder of how important it is to give back to one another. I hope you’ll consider joining me to give what you can to @girlsalliance projects, because every small donation has the power to make a difference for girls around the world:
To Walter, thank you for sharing your story and your terrific perspective on what it means to be thankful. I love you back!
From our family to yours, #HappyThanksgiving!
Last night, I dropped by my friend Ellen’s house for a little duet…@TheEllenShow
So thrilled to receive a #GRAMMYs nomination! This past year has been such a meaningful, exhilarating ride. I’ve loved hearing your stories and continuing down the road of becoming together. Thank you for every ounce of love and support you’ve shared so generously. #IAmBecoming
@Oprah has been there for me in so many ways for so many years—since before my husband was even elected to the U.S. Senate. Can’t wait to return the favor and join her in Brooklyn for #oprahs2020visiontour!
The Becoming Journal is here! The pages of the journal are meant to be an invitation, a place where you can come to meet yourself on your own terms. Check out to get your own. #IAmBecoming
So proud to present the Portrait of a Nation Prize to my good friend, @Lin_Manuel. Love this guy—with his melodies, rhymes, and nonstop energy, he’s painted as honest a portrait of our country as I’ve ever seen, lifting folks up through his work onstage and off.
Whenever I'm looking for a source of strength and courage, I think about our veterans and their families—they inspire me every day. On #VeteransDay, let's make sure we all give a little something back to those who have given so much to our nation.
Chicago will always be home for me and my big brother. I loved sitting down with @CraigMalRob at the #ObamaSummit to talk about the place where we grew up—and the future we want to help build for the next generation.
The best person to register voters in your community is you. I've got my #VotingSquad together—now we need you! Get started at
With less than a year to the 2020 elections, it's time to start thinking about your #VotingSquad. I’ve got mine: Shonda. Liza. Selena. Tom. Lin-Manuel. Tracee. Faith. Kerry. Chris. Janelle. Megan. Rita. Join us at and learn how you can get involved.
Happy #ElectionDay to folks across the country heading to the polls today. Snap a picture with your #IVoted sticker and tag @WhenWeAllVote to show me how you’re making your voice heard!
It’s #ElectionDay tomorrow in Virginia, New Jersey, Kentucky, Mississippi, and dozens of cities across the country. Text a friend, a neighbor, or a co-worker and make your plan to vote. Your vote is your voice, so make sure you’re heard!
It was wonderful to spend time with leaders from the @GirlsAlliance community at the #ObamaSummit. From Ethiopia to Guatemala to Vietnam, they’re showing up each day, hoping to make a difference for girls who deserve so much. I’m so proud of them.
Right now at the #ObamaSummit, @BarackObama and @YaraShahidi are taking the stage with a few remarkable young leaders. Take a minute for some inspiration and tune in at
Chicago is where I first learned the meaning of service. Thrilled to see the @ObamaFoundation out lending a hand across the South Side—couldn’t be more excited to join the #ObamaSummit tomorrow.
I’ve always been so inspired by the military caregivers who give so much to care for our nation’s wounded warriors. I’m thankful for the work that @dolefoundation does every day to celebrate and support our caregivers. I hope you’ll find a way to do the same in your community.
I hope you'll take some time today to learn about the organizations we’re spotlighting through the @GirlsAlliance—like the @RPSChildrenFund, which provides bikes to girls in Vietnam to help them get to school safely and quickly. Learn more:
Happy #DayoftheGirl! I’m excited to share that in December, I’ll be visiting Vietnam to meet some of the inspiring girls from the @GirlsAlliance community and the organizations that work so hard to support their dreams. I can't wait to share their stories with you.
So much love for @tylerperry, who just opened the first major film studio lot fully owned by an African American. Barack and I couldn’t be more proud of you—thanks for showing that no matter what, progress keeps marching forward. What an inspiration. 💪🏾
With #DayoftheGirl on Friday, I want you to meet Diana, whose life was transformed by a scholarship from @AGEAfrica. It’s an example of what happens when we invest in the promise inside every girl. Support their work through @GirlsAlliance:
I’m thrilled that @TIMESUPNOW named @TinaTchen—one of the most brilliant and purposeful leaders I’ve ever worked with—as its new president and CEO. I’ve seen how Tina’s hustle and intellect can transform policies and touch lives, and I can’t wait to see her thrive in this role!
27 years ago, this guy promised me a life full of adventure. I’d say he’s delivered. Here’s to our next chapter of becoming empty nesters and discovering what’s next—while still feeling the magic that brought us together all those years ago. Happy anniversary, Barack.
Yes, @AllysonFelix! #BlackMamaMagic 💪🏾
Last month, 17-year-old David Ledbetter registered voters while he waited in line at a North Carolina Popeyes. On #NationalVoterRegistrationDay, let’s follow his lead. Take @WhenWeAllVote’s pledge to get three friends registered to vote:
Adjusting to life on campus can be overwhelming—that's why I'm thrilled to team up with @nowthisnews and @YouTube on a playlist of videos that can help everybody’s transition, no matter what school you're going to. Watch now: @ReachHigher #YouTubeLearning
As students here in the U.S. head back to school, let's remember that more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world don’t have that opportunity. This #WorldCharityDay, share your #BackToSchool photo and take action with the @girlsalliance:
Sarah Hurwitz is a brilliant writer with a big heart and a kind soul—and I’m sure @HereAllAlong will reflect her thoughtfulness and eloquence, which I depended on for so many years. I’m so proud of you, Sarah, for sharing your journey and your voice with the world!
Whether they’re cuddling up with me on the couch or rolling around in the backyard, I love these two balls of fur. Happy #NationalDogDay to Bo and Sunny!
On #WomensEqualityDay, I'm proud of all the women and girls who are out there empowering others in their communities to make their voices heard. Thank you all for the work you’re doing, and I hope you'll share your story with @USOWomen and @WhenWeAllVote!
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