8 Years As First Lady, Michelle Obama Stuck With 'Ape In Heels' Tag

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| July 27 , 2017 , 10:16 IST

Michelle Obama spent a total of 8 years as the first lady of US yet despite her many achievements during the time, she is remembered more as an 'Ape in Heels' rather than for her hard work which often went unnoticed and unappreciated due to her skin colour.

At the Women's Foundation of Colorado's 30th-anniversary celebration, Michelle made her largest public appearance since the 2016 presidential elections and addressed a gathering of 8,000 people.

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"The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut. Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won't see me for what I am because of my skin colour," Michelle was quoted as saying.

"We are living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. And we're still getting up," she said.

Michelle told the audience that she is "a strong woman because of other strong women. You don't mother alone, you don't grandparent alone, you don't struggle alone. You find your community."

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The former first lady encouraged women to be an uplifting force in the life of young girls'.

"Tell her every day she is smart and capable and lift her up. For so many people, the role models they follow are right in their backyard. It's their mothers, teachers, siblings, and their fathers and the men around them who every day can lift them up. Don't underestimate the power of day-to-day motivation and inspiration in a girl's life," said Michelle.

The first African American first lady of US, Michelle, received several criticisms during her time as the first lady. While some criticised her for not being classy enough, others said she had a 'gorilla face' and that she was an 'ape in heels'.