*Michelle Obama is sharing a number of photos from her personal stash that she dug up while working on her anticipated memoir, “Becoming,” due Nov. 13.
Forever FLOTUS took to Instagram on Tuesday with a photo of herself as little girl with her parents, Marian and Fraser Robinson. In her caption, she teased the release of more throwback photos to come.
“Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing some photos and memories from my book, BECOMING. My father, Fraser, taught me to work hard, laugh often, and keep my word,” Obama, 54, captioned the photo. “My mother, Marian, showed me how to think for myself and to use my voice. Together, in our cramped apartment on the South Side of Chicago, my family helped me see the value in our story, in my story, and in the larger story of our country.”
Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing some photos and memories from my book, BECOMING. My father, Fraser, taught me to work hard, laugh often, and keep my word. My mother, Marian, showed me how to think for myself and to use my voice. Together, in our cramped apartment on the South Side of Chicago, my family helped me see the value in our story, in my story, and in the larger story of our country.
Mrs. Obama followed with two more posts on Tuesday: a pic of her as a student at Princeton in the early 80s, and a 1992 wedding pic with then-new hubby Barack Obama.
This is me at Princeton in the early 1980s. I know that being a first-generation college student can be scary, because it was scary for me. I was black and from a working-class neighborhood in Chicago, while Princeton’s student body was generally white and well-to-do. I’d never stood out in a crowd or a classroom because of the color of my skin before. But I found close friends and a mentor who gave me the confidence to be myself. Going to college is hard work, but every day I meet people whose lives have been profoundly changed by education, just as mine was. My advice to students is to be brave and stay with it. Congratulations to the Class of 2018! #ReachHigher
You can’t tell it from this photo, but Barack woke up on our wedding day in October, 1992 with a nasty head cold. Somehow, by the time I met him at the altar, it had miraculously disappeared and we ended up dancing almost all night. Twenty five years later, we’re still having fun, while also doing the hard work to build our partnership and support each other as individuals. I can’t imagine going on this wild ride with anybody else.
In announcing the title and release date of her memoir back in February, Obama said: “Writing Becoming has been a deeply personal experience. It has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life … how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others.”
Obama’s first book, the 2012 American Grown, focused on her White House kitchen garden and nutrition initiatives as first lady.
As previously reported, the former first lady has also teamed up with her husband to produce series and films for Netflix, the streaming network announced in a statement on Monday.