Updated: Jun 13
Becoming by Michelle Obama is a certified classic as far as we are concerned. She shared her story of balancing jobs, family, pursuing purpose and being the First Lady of the United States of America. Our Forever First Lady defines her own success as she becomes the woman she wants to be; inspiring women of all ages in every part of our lives.
Netflix announced today, Becoming, a documentary, to be released on May 6. Directed by Nadia Hallgren, the documentary will take viewers behind the scenes as Michelle Obama travelled to 34 cities on the tour for her book.
In her announcement about the documentary on social media, Michelle Obama shares:
"Those months I spent traveling—meeting and connecting with people in cities across the globe—drove home the idea that what we share in common is deep and real and can’t be messed with. In groups large and small, young and old, unique and united, we came together and shared stories, filling those spaces with our joys, worries, and dreams. We processed the past and imagined a better future. In talking about the idea of ‘becoming,’ many of us dared to say our hopes out loud."
"I treasure the memories and that sense of connection now more than ever, as we struggle together to weather this pandemic, as we care for our loved ones, and cope with loss, confusion, and uncertainty. It’s hard these days to feel grounded or hopeful, but I hope that like me, you’ll find joy and a bit of respite in what Nadia has made."
With everything going on in the world right now, we need this documentary more than we know. There's a light that Michelle Obama illuminates that the world needs right now.
She goes on to say, in the current times it’s hard to “feel grounded or hopeful, but I’m here for you. And I know you are here for one another. Even as we can no longer safely gather we need to stay open and able to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. Empathy is our lifeline here. Let’s use it to redirect our attention toward what matters most, and find ways to better remake the world in the image of our hopes."
"Even in hard times, our stories help cement our values and strengthen our connections. Sharing them shows us the way forward. I love and miss you all."
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Here's a first look at the documentary which will be released on May 6th on Netflix. Who else will be watching?