Michelle Obama tells London school she still has imposter syndrome

Oscar Cross
December 5, 2018

"Marriage still ain't equal, y'all. I tell woman that whole 'you can have it all.' nope, not at the same time-that's a lie", she said.

Even Sandberg herself acknowledged that "leaning in" didn't really benefit women in the years after her book became a best-seller, and after her husband passed away, she wrote that she had never realized just how hard it is to be a single mother, and how many institutions are created to work against their professional successes.

Mrs Obama added that her husband had always had a great affection for the Queen, saying: "Barack is so incredibly fond of Her Majesty and I won't go into his fangirling but I think it's because she does remind him of his grandmother Toot, she's smart and amusing and honest".

"I'll always be grateful for the opportunity that living in the White House afforded us", she said about the little sleep she got, adding, "But it probably won't come as a surprise to anyone that sometimes it was a real challenge to keep up with the pace".

"I nearly felt myself fall back into my own past".

"It gives me a level of focus and determination the work that I do when I get to see you all up close and as I said then you remind me of me".

The Duchess of Sussex attended Michelle Obama's talk in London on Monday night, it has been revealed. "It's usually men who make it risky for us", she said according to Hello Giggles.

Before her comments seemingly blasting Sandberg, Obama talked about the struggles of marriage and admonished young people for rushing into the commitment.


Throw on top of that the constant media spotlight on her family, as well as rumours of a "rift" between her and Kate, which saw the palace respond with a statement this week.

Mrs. Obama was speaking to author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi at an event to promote her new autobiography "Becoming" at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall in London.

However, she told USA Today in 2017 that there were issues with her approach and women were not "better off" four years after the release of her book.

"Something that always made me feel good was being around children and young people", she said when asked to pick a favorite moment.

The goal, she said, is for women to run half of all companies, and men to run half of all homes.

"Trying not to fall is a major thing that I think about in public".

"The kids were out - Malia was on her gap year, I think Barack was traveling, and I was alone for the first time".

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