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Books

Michelle Obama’s Becoming: The Power of Family

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Michelle Obama remains the protagonist in this book. Like her mother, she nurtures her children and her family with consummate skill. Like her family, she encountered racism and discrimination along the way. Unlike her mother, she juggled this with full-time employment, and ultimately with being the most famous woman in the world.
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Fashion & Beauty

Michelle Obama’s ‘Marigold Love’ at the State of the Union

By Women's Voices For Change
What has been clear for the past seven years is that the First Lady's fashion choices are usually more than just about fashion. This year and this choice are no different. In fact, shunning a typical neutral wintry color palette for marigold in the middle of winter may perhaps symbolize the hope and optimism the First Lady shares for our nation's future.
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News · Politics

Michelle Obama: Committed to Women’s Work

By Emily Bernard
By Emily Bernard

What Mrs. Michelle Obama has put on display, and perhaps “overexposed,” is her commitment to women’s work. It’s a radical act—even feminist—in that she has become a champion of women and the work that is expected of us. She may not ever be able to go to Target again without drawing a crowd, but she has made her life as a spectacle an opportunity to advocate for two of the most neglected and unglamorous groups in this country today: veterans and obese children.

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General Medical · Health · News

Health Mix: Stumbling Onto A Female Viagra?; New Mammogram Guidelines Confuse, Enrage; Michelle Obama on Older Women And Health Care Reform

By Women's Voices For Change
Equality with Viagra? We don’t know about you, but WVFC was more than a little startled to learn that there’s an organization called the “European Society for Sexual Medicine.” We’ve also been a little skeptical of all these drug-industry studies calling lack of desire a disorder, though one such study issued in January stated that women reporting less desire were…
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Arts & Culture · News · Politics

News Brief: Louise Gluck Wins Wallace Stevens Prize; Bad News on Osteoporosis Drug; MORE Magazine’s Michelle Obama Cover

By Womens Voices for Change
The poet must be flying: We thought that former Poet Laureate Louise Gluck, 65,  had already gotten every literary prize out there. But that was before we learned she’d scored the Academy of American Poets’ $100,000 Wallace Stevens Prize, for a lifetime of “outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry.”  Academy chancellor Robert Pinsky said as the award…
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Politics

Michelle Obama’s Speech – The American Dream Does Endure

By Womens Voices for Change
By Faith Childs History met hope tonight, to borrow words from Michelle Obama’s stunning address in which she posited herself as American everywoman, a hardworking wife whose most important and cherished role is to be as good a parent to her daughters as her parents were to her. With her mother in the audience and her two young daughters beside…
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News

Army Reservist Sets Olympic Record at 56; To Moms, Michelle Obama’s “The Real Thing”; Weightlifting Also Boost for Living with Cancer; Dame Sian Phillips Takes It All Off

By Womens Voices for Change
“At least it shows my longevity”: News of the oldest Olympic competitor, retired police officer Elizabeth Callahan, comes via the Army Times, since Callahan is still a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve: Callahan’s passion for pistol packing already has earned Summer Olympic trips to Barcelona, Atlanta and Athens, Greece, along with journeys to Hyderabad, India, for the Conseil…
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Politics

U.N. Taps South Africa’s First Women Judge for Rights Post; “Claire Huxtable Generation” Addresses Michelle Obama

By Womens Voices for Change
Widening her reach: Justice in the face of terrible odds has always been a way of life for Navi Pillay, just chosen U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights: The daughter of a Tamil bus driver in Durban, she experienced human rights violations firsthand. Pillay earned a law degree at Harvard, but for 28 years during apartheid, she was not allowed to…
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General Medical

News Mix:Couric and CBS Snag Big Award; Times’ NYTimes’ Jane Gross Blogs For Boomers and Aging Parents; Four-Star General Cheered by Peers; Your Resume Can Look Younger; Michelle Obama’s Staying Power; Ashley Judd Listens in the Congo

By Womens Voices for Change
CBS Women Knock One Out of the Park: Despite a year that threatened to usher Katie Couric, 51, out of the anchor chair at CBS News, she and her team won the Edward R. Murrow Award yesterday, for their August 9 broadcast and for continued coverage of the war in Iraq.  In a statement, CBS Evening News Executive Producer Rick…
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