While campaigning for her community organizer turned presidential candidate husband, Barack, Michelle Obama told a crowd of his supporters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that for the first time in her life, she was proud to be an American. Four years later, Michelle Obama was a keynote speaker at the DNC convention, where she told Democrats how hard it is for her living in the White House, knowing that it was built by slaves.
Michelle’s complaints about living in the White House didn’t stop at the 2012 DNC convention. After Michelle left the White House, she summed up her time living there by saying it was like living in a “really nice prison.”
Now in her new Netflix documentary, the former first lady Michelle Obama is whining about yet another hardship she’s been forced to endure. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the former first lady reveals the “concession” she was forced to make when she had kids, admitting that having Malia and Sasha cost her “aspirations and dreams.”
NYP reports about Michelle Obama’s new documentary “Becoming,” that was released on Wednesday. In the documentary, Michelle Obama, 56, describes her life from childhood until her time in the White House as first lady.
“My relationship with Barack was all about our equal partnership,” she recalls. “If I was going to have a unique voice with this very opinionated man, I had to get myself up and set myself off to a place where I was going to be his equal.”
But the birth of their two daughters — Malia, 21, and Sasha, 18 — “changed” the dynamic of their relationship, she said.
“The thing that really changed it was the birth of our children. I wasn’t really ready for that. That really made it harder,” Obama says. “Something had to give and it was my aspirations and dreams.”
She continues: “I made that concession not because he said ‘you have to quit your job,’ but it felt like ‘I can’t do all of this so I have to tone down my aspirations, I have to dial it back.’”