10 Michelle Obama Quotes We Need Now More Than Ever

With grace, poise, and a reluctance to be thrust into the public eye, MAKER Michelle Obama stepped into the role of First Lady in January of 2009 and quickly became a bastion of compassion, hope, and inspiration. In devoting the past eight years to championing healthy living and girls' education, as well as advocating on behalf of military families, Obama has used her role to galvanize global leaders and enact change worldwide. On the eve of the First Lady's departure from the White House, Glamour took time to reflect on some of Mrs. Obama's most memorable public remarks — words that can continue to guide women throughout the globe as we enter 2017.

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