Michelle Obama's memoir chronicles her life growing up on Chicago's South Side through her years inside the White House as a mother of two and the nation's first African-American first lady.
Just like Markle, Obama found herself thrust into a high-profile lifestyle after her husband was elected president in 2008, and while the Duchess of Sussex has likely received an abundance of advice from palace staff, the former first lady had a few words of her own to share with the soon-to-be-mom. I sat on the stoop and there were dogs barking in the distance and I realized Bo and Sunny had really never heard neighbor dogs.
The former USA first lady recalled worrying as she prepared to be picked up by the British monarch in her auto during a visit to Windsor Castle in 2016, reports the UK's Press Association.
"So oftentimes it's not equal and you feel a bit resentful and so then it's time to go to marriage counseling". "Choose somebody who is full formed because love doesn't form someone, that's not what love does". "It ain't equal. I tell women that, it's not equal". You have to start by getting those demons out of your head.
Even though she got in to Princeton she still remembers the feelings of doubt that it provoked. "#IAmBecoming", Tweeted one of her followers.
"It takes time; it's a process".
Returning to a central London school for girls - Elizabeth Garrett Anderson - that she first visited in 2009, Obama encouraged students to find their passion, mentors, and help each other, adding "there's no room for mean girls". "I nearly felt myself falling backward into my own past".
Mrs Obama also spoke about the importance of mentors and the need for "sisterhood" instead of a "mean girls" mentality.
At the school, 20% of pupils are the daughters of refugees or asylum seekers, while 92% are from a black or minority ethnic background.
A World Bank report this year said more than 130 million girls remain out of school despite the fact that women who have completed secondary education are more likely to work and earn on average almost twice as much as those with no schooling.
"Part of what we have to do is expose them to the opportunities".
"As much as we wanted children. kids are an interrupter", Mrs. Obama added. "This was our last visit and we went to Windsor Castle". She apologized and said. "We as women don't have the luxury of tearing each other down; there are enough barriers out there". So for young people out there, especially in 20s and 30s you may not like you yet because you haven't explored enough, you haven't seen yourself pushed through the hard times.
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