Michelle Obama is doing great things. The former First Lady announced the launch of Global Girls Alliance on Thursday (October 11) in honor of the International Day of Girls 2018. The new initiative will serve as an inspirational tool for girls and women.
“When you educate a girl, you educate a family, a community, a country,” Mrs. Obama said during her interview with TODAY. “If we care about climate change, if we care about poverty, then we have to care about education.”
Michelle Obama has been a strong advocate for women’s empowerment for many years. Such passion especially came to light during her time as First Lady in which Mrs. Obama promoted fitness along with independence for girls and women.
The notion of change was certainly something that Michelle and her husband, former president Barack Obama, encouraged during their eight years in the White House. The former First Lady continues to challenge society to think outside of the box by supporting the #MeToo movement, which has come under scrutiny by some men who claim that these are dangerous times for boys and men in light of the initiative.
“I’m surprised at how much has changed and how much has not changed, and I think that’s where the fire is coming from,” Michelle said in response to the backlash. “Enough is enough,” the former First Lady continued.” The world is a sadly dangerous place for women and girls…and I think young women are tired of it.”
You can learn more about Michelle Obama’s at the Obama Foundation website. Stay tuned for more celebrity charity news!