Michelle Obama Shares the Advice She'd Give Meghan Markle

Michelle Obama Gets Frank About Women ‘Leaning In’: ‘That Sh-t Doesn’t Work All the Time’

Michelle Obama, the former USA first lady, has said she still feels imposter syndrome despite her eight years as America's most powerful woman and her success as an advocate for women and girls across the world.

Nope. "That whole "so you can have it all"?" Not at the same time. "That's a lie. And it's not always enough to lean in, because that s**t doesn't work all the time".

The crowd roared with applause and laughter. Sandberg's LeanIn.org's stated mission "is to empower women to achieve their ambitions".

"It's become glaringly clear in these past weeks that, far from merely balancing work, life, and gendered expectations, women working in industries from glamorous-seeming Hollywood to crowded restaurant kitchens have been navigating a brutal minefield of harassment, abuse, and inappropriate behavior - not to mention plain old sexism and bullying - in order simply to keep their jobs, never mind advance in their careers", she wrote.

As the crowd exploded in response to Obama dropping a curse word, she laughed, "I forgot where I was for a moment!".

"I'm back now", Obama said, smiling and looking a bit sheepish. "But sometimes that stuff doesn't work". It seems, however, that Obama was not particularly impressed by the book's message.

"People are like, 'Why is she talking about marriage counseling [in the book]?'" she said. "I thought we were at home, y'all. There were some kids who criticised the way I talked and said that I talked like I was white, which was another way of saying that you think you're better than other people".

The expectation to "have it all" is something Michelle Obama is exhausted of hearing. "Barack and I say, that's why they make 'em cute".

Until then, no matter where Meghan has her baby, we'll be over here waiting for the next Obama and royal baby photo opportunity. She also expressed disbelief over women voting for Trump over Clinton.

The former first lady was speaking at a book event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn when the swear word slipped out, sparking a tsunami of shock and delight across the 19,000 seater arena - and on social media.

"Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family's safety at risk".

Obama was visiting London to promote her memoir Becoming which has become a publishing sensation, selling over 3m copies around the world since it came out two weeks ago.

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