FLOTUS to Young Black History Visitors: I’m Here for You, I Believe in You, I Love You

At a Beasts of the Southern Wild screening, Michelle Obama delivered an urgent and personal message to students from Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. 

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Think about who you want to be, and dream big. Don’t aim low; aim high. But then you have to get up every day and turn that dream into reality, and work towards being who you envision yourself to be in your head. I still do that every day. Every day I’m thinking about who I want to be and what I have to do every day; what kind of person I have to be, how honest and truthful and hardworking I have to be to achieve that image, that big, bold image I have of myself in my head.

That’s how me, the president, Benh, Dwight, Quvenzhané, are doing what we’re doing today. That’s why we’re up here. And we know, absolutely know and expect nothing less from all of you, because we know you can be here, too. That’s our expectation. That’s the tradeoff of being here today, is that one day you’ll be up here in some capacity doing some great thing.

So work hard. Enjoy your time here today, and know that we love you all, OK? Know that. 

Read more at the Washington Post.