Michelle Obama took a brief trip down memory lane back to her school days to talk about a time when she was not considered as smart as the boys in her class. She recalls how she was passed over when it came time to answer questions. Instead of calling on Michelle in the class the teacher would call upon a boy. It was that way for all the girls in her schoolroom, even though the girls had better grades.
There came a time when Michelle realized that the hopes and goals she set for herself were polarized from the messages she was receiving from the people around her. One of those messages that conflicted her view was that as a girl her “voice was somehow less important,” according to CNBC News. Those messages also conveyed that what her body looked like was more important than what she had upstairs for a mind.