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‘We can’t afford to wait for the world to be equal’: Michelle Obama opens up about her struggles as a young black woman in working-class Chicago in new trailer for Netflix documentary

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‘We can’t afford to wait for the world to be equal’: Michelle Obama opens up about her struggles as a young black woman in working-class Chicago in new trailer for Netflix documentary

By ERICA TEMPESTA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM via https://www.dailymail.co.uk/

  • Obama, 56, reflects on her upbringing and how it shaped her in the new trailer for her upcoming Netflix documentary ‘Becoming’
  • The film takes place roughly two years after the former first lady and her family left the White House and chronicles her 34-city tour for her best-selling memoir  
  • Set to Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl on Fire,’ the video features old photos of Obama as a child in her neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago
  • The trailer also highlights the struggles Obama has faced as a black woman
  • During one of her book tour interviews, she recalls how her high school guidance counselor thought she was ‘reaching too high’ 

Michelle Obama opens up about her working-class upbringing on the South Side of Chicago and her struggles as a black woman in the new trailer for the upcoming Netflix documentary ‘Becoming.’

Taking place roughly two years after she and her family left the White House, the film chronicles the former first lady’s 34-city tour for her best-selling memoir of the same name as she reflects on her past and how it shaped her. 

‘I am from the South Side of Chicago. That tells you as much about me as you need to know,’ Obama, 56, says at the start of the trailer for the documentary, which drops on May 6. 

Set to Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl on Fire,’ the video features old photos of Obama as a child in…

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