The very end of Michelle Obama's new book "Becoming" reminds me of my purpose in life, to help people find their authentic voice and allow themselves to be seen and heard. I was moved.
Thanks Michelle for a great book.
"I'm an ordinary person who found herself on an extraordinary journey. In sharing my story, I hope to help create space for other stories and other voices, to widen the pathway for who belongs and why. I've been lucky enough to get to walk into stone castles, urban classrooms, and Iowa kitchens. Just trying to be myself, just trying to connect. For every door that's being open to me, I've tried to open my door to others. And here is what I have to say, finally: let's invite one another in.
Maybe then we could begin to fear less, to make fewer wrong assumptions, to let go of the biases and stereotypes that unnecessarily divide us. Maybe we can better embrace the ways we are the same. It's not about being perfect. It's not about where you get yourself in the end. There is power in allowing yourself to be known, and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there is grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become"
Michelle Obama 2018