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Michelle Obama is done with women being told to ‘lean in’

04 December 2018, 07:18 | Elsie Buchanan

Many on social media praised Obama for being "real" about the struggles working women face.

"And it's not always enough to lean in, because that s*** doesn't work all the time, '" Obama said speaking about how to fuse equality and respect work in the workplace.

It's not every day you see a former first lady drop her guard.

Obama was quick to apologise, saying she forgot where she was for a moment. You give me a sense of comfort because being first lady wasn't the easiest job in the world but I got strength from you, so thank you all for that, thanks for giving me that'. "But sometimes that stuff doesn't work".

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"Our Secret Service doesn't even let me ride around with Malia so up until that point we had never driven in a vehicle driven by anyone else, so it was like 'this is what's going to happen, you're going to get out and sit here and this is what is going to happen".

Well, that's how I felt, as I sat in awe in London's Southbank Centre watching the Harvard grad and the formidable Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation, as they discussed life, love, black womanhood and more.

Michelle Obama, left, engaging with school pupils during a visit at a London school. Professionally, she had a successful career prior to moving into the White House, and as First Lady, she maintained her independent identity and worked to advance a number of important causes.

"Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family's safety at risk".

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The concept is linked to the ambitious idea that women, as long as they try, can be successful at home and at work. The 54-year-old has been candid about her experiences since she began promoting her new book.

"Marriage still ain't equal, y'all", Michelle Obama says.

"It's not always enough to lean in, because that s-t doesn't work all the time", Obama said.

Obama admitted that she thought in many ways things were harder for young women today, but said that they were not held back by "societal belief that girls and boys can't do the same thing", as her generation was. Marriage is a lot of work, and it should be. Marriage is "two independent individuals trying to come together to build a life, forever". They spoke at length about the importance of supporting and empowering women across all cultures and communities.

"The one challenge we have ... is harnessing the power we do have and not relinquishing that and by that I mean voting", Obama, a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, told 300 rapt teenagers.

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However this is believed to be the first time Mrs Obama has met the Duchess of Sussex.

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