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Most of the nation, minus some Donald Trump supporters, are mourning the end of Barack Obama‘s presidency – but he’s not the only Obama the country will sorely miss. Michelle Obama changed the game for First Ladies, Black ladies and women as a whole.

Check out these ten reasons why we’ll always be thankful for the flyest FLOTUS ever, Michelle Obama.

10 Reasons Why We’ll Always Be Thankful For First Lady Michelle Obama  was originally published on

1. Flawless Fashions

Flawless Fashions

For the first time in the country’s history, the First Lady embodied as much fashion sense as she did class. Jackie O was fashionable (in a prim & proper way), but Michelle Obama’s glam was so amazing that it’s been deemed “The Obama Effect.”

2. Health Initiatives

Health Initiatives

Instead of focusing her energy on attempting to resolve the same issues that every person in office does, Michelle decided to focus on the health of the country’s youth. Her Let’s Move initiative aimed to reduce childhood obesity and encourage a healthy lifestyle in children. She even teamed up with Beyonce for the dance-worthy campaign!

3. Her Cool Friends

Her Cool Friends

What other FLOTUS do you know who has friendships with some of the biggest/dopest stars of our time? From Beyonce to Kerry Washington to Missy Elliott, Michelle Obama’s hotline is always blinging with A-list friends.

4. Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic

Michelle Obama’s unapologetic Blackness is one of her most memorable and admirable qualities. She’s never been shy about embracing her Black girl magic and letting it shine for the world to see.

5. Magazine Covers

It’s one thing to slay looks at every public event she attends. But Mrs. O also has been known to kill it when it comes to gracing magazine covers. She has blessed the covers of Vogue, ESSENCE magazine, TIME and more during her time at the White House.

6. Supporting Barack

Supporting Barack

They say behind every great man is a great woman; but for Michelle, she’s always standing right next to husband Barack, supporting him through thick and thin. That’s love.

7. Memorable TV Appearances

Memorable TV Appearances

From Jimmy Fallon to Sesame Street, FLOTUS’s TV appearances over her two terms in the White House are all iconic, hilarious and unprecedented.

8. Iconic


As the first African-American First Lady of the United States, it’s safe to say that Michelle Obama did an impeccable job holding everything down with grace, ease and pure elegance. There will never be another like Mrs. O and for that, she will be missed.