LETTER #1 MICHELLE OBAMA WASN'T WAITING TO EXHALE AFTER ALL
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
|At Black Girls Rock|
You can dance with Ellen and also fearlessly remind people, on live television, of the reality of your position: “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, [B]lack young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.” You can be your husband’s partner and supporter, and also use your cultural and political capital to campaign for Hillary Clinton, unflinchingly standing up to her “locker room talk”-ing bully of an opponent with the battle cry “enough is enough!”—eloquently putting into words what a lot of people, myself included, had been feeling.