Love, Wisdom, and Humor
"when they go low, we go high"
scroll down for her carpool karaoke
She is a good mother, spouse and friend,
and sponsors many wonderful initiatives, such as "Let Girls Learn."
I SEE MYSELF IN THESE GIRLS, I SEE MY DAUGHTERS IN THESE GIRLS, AND I SIMPLY CANNOT WALK AWAY FROM THEM.
The Let Girls Learn Initiative
She knows that our planet is an interconnected web of life and works for a world that is a community of communities of communities, in partnership with a kind and caring America in which no one is left behind .
Michelle Obama's Full Speech
Michelle Obama and Process Theology
She likes Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Missy Elliott,
carpool karaoke and the shimmy twist.
Evolution of Mom Dancing
Go to College Rap Video
Karaoke for the Common Good
Karaoke can be a tool for personal self-expression
and the common good of the world (girls much included).
And by the way it's fun.
For many people Karaoke epitomizes the egalitarian ethos. It takes music out of the mouths of "stars" and into the voices of ordinary people...including those like Michelle Obama who are "stars" in the mind of some, but "ordinary" in their own mind. Karaoke is tool for justice, both personal and social. It can be employed for individual ends of self-expression and, in this instance, for the common good of the world vis-a-vis Michelle Obama's Let Girl's Learn initiative.
"For many, karaoke epitomizes an egalitarian ethos: It offers inclusivity and tolerance for difference. The diversity of genres testifies to the diversity of people present. Karaoke erodes problematic hierarchies between “good” and “bad” singers, putting everyone on equal footing and giving everyone a platform to perform. It welcomes all body types, identities, aesthetic preferences, and ability levels. It gives everyone the right to be heard—a form of enfranchisement in a local community comprised of strangers and friends. Karaoke provides the opportunity for self-expression and self-determination. It gives people a voice in the mass media that shapes their lives, inviting irony, campiness, performativity, protest, and play. Performers can untether themselves from the identity essentialisms and stereotypes that plague their daily lives, by inhabiting personas that bring forth ambiguities, fantasies, and follies. It gives people agency over popular media, empowering them with an ability to tweak, remix, and interpret popular music for individual ends."
-- Byrd McDaniel, PhD candidate, Brown University, dissertation