us' first lady

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A woman isn’t weak when she loves the world and cares so deeply for it, it hurts. A woman isn’t weak when she doesn’t hate men and any other living existence. A woman isn’t weak when she’s indecided and indetermined. A woman isn’t weak when she isn’t bitter and hateful.

A woman is strongest when her loved ones are in danger. A woman is strongest when she cries. A woman is strongest when she overcomes her fears. A woman is strongest when she fights.

Don’t write haters. Write women.

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2013 vs 2015: Taehyung, just eat the other end already!!!!

The Obamas Reveal Their 8 Years in the White House Have ‘Definitely Brought Us Closer Together’

BY SANDRA SOBIERAJ WESTFALL AND JESS CAGLE•@MRJESSCAGLE

With only six weeks to go until they leave the White House after eight transformative years, the Obamas are reflecting on how life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue affected their relationship — for the better.

“It’s definitely brought us closer,” First Lady Michelle Obama says in a joint interview for this week’s PEOPLE cover story, regarding how she and President Barack Obama have handled the pressures that come with his title.

The first lady says her husband’s previous roles as an Illinois state senator, then U.S. senator led to frequent travel and time away from the family in Chicago. “It wasn’t until the White House that we were together seven days a week, that we could have dinner together, he had time to coach the girls’ teams and go to all their events,” the first lady, 52, explains. “Yes, the job carries its stresses for sure. Nobody knows what it feels like to wake up and look at the morning paper and know that every headline, good or bad, is your responsibility. Wherever it’s happening in the world.”

She adds, “There is a weightiness to that that no other person really understands.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES: Actor Tom Hanks embraces US First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton as director Steven Spielberg looks on at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s fundraising gala 28 March 2000 in Los Angeles where she received the organization’s Women of Courage award for her efforts on behalf of breast cancer research and detection, prevention and awareness. 

Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow stay whitewashing characters while The Flash now has a main cast that is majority POC

nytimes.com
To the First Lady, With Love
Four thank-you notes to Michelle Obama, who has spent the past eight years quietly and confidently changing the course of American history.
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Gloria Steinem, Jon Meacham and Rashida Jones

But she is also a descendant of slaves, those full human beings considered human fractions by the American state. And ambivalence should be her birthright. For me, a foreign-raised person who likes America, one of its greatest curiosities is this: that those who have the most reason for dissent are those least allowed dissent.

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February 13th 1885: Bess Truman born

On this day in 1885, the future First Lady of the United States, Bess Truman, was born in Independence, Missouri; her birth name was Elizabeth Virginia Wallace. Wallace met future president Harry Truman at Sunday school in Independence, when they were young children. Harry was immediately taken by the “beautiful curly haired girl” he met there, and spent his young life trying to win her affections, despite his crippling shyness. They began seeing eachother in 1910, and while she rejected his first proposal, the couple became engaged in November 1913. However, they did not marry until 1919, as Harry wanted to save money and then left for France to fight in the First World War. They married upon Harry’s return from the front in June 1919, and went on to have one daughter - Margaret Truman. Harry Truman entered politics in 1926, and was elected US Senator for Missouri in 1935. Truman was added to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s ticket for the 1944 election, and duly became Vice President. However, Roosevelt died soon into his fourth term, and Truman ascended to the presidency in 1945, facing seemingly insurmountable challenges in navigating the end of the Second World War. Bess Truman reportedly disliked life in the White House and the incessant scutiny that came with being First Lady. Upon the end of his presidency, the couple returned to a quiet life in Independence. Harry Truman died in 1972 aged 88, and Bess died in 1982 aged 97, making her the longest-lived First Lady in American history. The love story of Harry and Bess Truman, spanning eighty years, is one of the most memorable details of presidential private lives.

“You still are on the pedestal where I placed you that day in Sunday school 1890. What an old fool I am.”
- Harry in a letter to Bess on June 28th 1948, their 29th anniversary

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She’s been there, 
God knows, she’s been there.
She has seen and done it all.

(insp.)

dedicated to alaskafloats, ilu and I hope you’ll enjoy all the scenes from the caps you couldn’t watch me screenshot bc they were too spoilery :)

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One Piece Ladies - Nico Robin

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