Today Michelle Obama celebrates her last birthday as First Lady, and we're still not ready to say goodbye. FLOTUS' impact extends far beyond her official duties. She has been a source of inspiration for Black girls and women.
Poet Jasmine Mans captures our fondness for the "girl from the South Side" with a beautiful poem about her reach. For many, Mrs. Obama has a been a friend-in-our head, auntie-in-our-head, or, even, a mother-in-our-head. While we've tried to make it clear how deeply her presence and warmth have us. Listen to Mans capture the words we could not express.