Former First Lady Michelle Obama made her first speech since leaving the White House Friday, Jan. 2. The Harvard grad spoke at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. for the School Counselor of the Year celebration; part of an initiative she spearheaded as the first lady. According to CNN, Mrs. Obama said, “Our counselors and educators have a far bigger impact on our kids’ lives than any president or first lady.”
Former First Lady also joined Ellen for first post-White House television interview Thursday, Feb 1. She stopped by for Ellen Degeneres’s 60th Birthday episode.
During the interview, she discussed staying in Washington so that Sasha could graduate from the same school, the house they live in that’s located down the street from the White House, and projects the Obamas are working on.
She briefly talked politics after Degeneres mentioned she feels “frightened” and that “the world is a very scary place right now” referring to some of the decisions Trump has made. Michelle offered her advice.
“What we do every day in our lives, the good things we do… we show empathy, we care for each other, we do have a lot in common that is what it means to lead with hope. That’s all we have is hope.”
” I would just encourage your viewer, the country to do the things we do every day. To love each other, to take care of each other, to show empathy. And we can’t do that only when people make you feel good and safe, we’ve got to do that all across the border.”