“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” -Michelle Obama
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has been influential in more ways than one. Before taking on her role as first lady, alongside former President Barack Obama, she was an attorney, city administrator in Chicago, and community outreach worker. As first lady, she chose to focus on issues like education, healthy living, and poverty.
While in the White House, Michelle Obama wholeheartedly supported the organic-food movement. She even told the kitchen to only prepare food that was organic for both her family and guests. She also pushed to fight childhood obesity by suggesting changes to schools lunch menus.