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Michelle Obama Assures Everyone She's Doing 'Just Fine' After Discussing Her Depression

Michelle Obama is doing okay.

After the former First Lady of the United States got candid about experiencing low grade depression on her podcast, she further spoke out on social media to clarify that it’s nothing to worry about.

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“I just wanted to check in with you all because a lot of you have been checking in on me after hearing this week’s podcast. First things first — I’m doing just fine. There’s no reason to worry about me. Like I said in that conversation with @Michele__Norris, I’m thinking about the folks out there risking themselves for the rest of us — the doctors and nurses and essential workers of all kinds. I’m thinking about the teachers and students and parents who are just trying to figure out school for the fall. I’m thinking about the people out there protesting and organizing for a little more justice in our country,” she wrote on Instagram.

“The idea that what this country is going through shouldn’t have any effect on us — that we all should just feel OK all the time — that just doesn’t feel real to me. So I hope you all are allowing yourselves to feel whatever it is you’re feeling. I hope you’re listening to yourselves and taking a moment to reflect on everything that’s coming at us, and what you might be able to do about it. And to all of you who’ve reached out—thank you. I hope you’re also reaching out to all those you’re closest with, not just with a text, but maybe with a call or a videochat. Don’t be afraid to offer them a shoulder to lean on, or to ask for one yourself. Love you all.”

Here’s what she said about how she’s handling the current state of the world…

Michelle Obama Reveals She's Suffering From Low Grade Depression Amid The Pandemic

Michelle Obama has opened up about her mental health in a new episode on her podcast, admitting that she’s suffering from low grade depression as a result of quarantine.

The 56-year-old former First Lady got candid with her fans about what she’s personally been going through.

“There have been periods throughout this quarantine where I just have felt too low. I’ve gone through those emotional highs and lows that I think everybody feels where you just don’t feel yourself,” she shared. “Sometimes, there’s been a week or so where I had to surrender to that and not be so hard on myself… It is unusual and it is a direct result of just being out of body, out of mind. Spiritually, these are not fulfilling times.”

Michelle went on, explaining that some of her depression is due to the social unrest in the country.

“Seeing this administration, watching the hypocrisy of it, day in and day out, is dispiriting. So I’ve had to kind of give myself that, those days, those moments,” she added. “Part of this depression is also a result of, what we’re seeing in terms of the protests, the continued racial unrest, that has plagued this country, since its birth.”

Michelle continued, “Waking up to the news, waking up to how this administration has or has not responded, waking up to, yet another, story of a Black man or a Black person somehow being dehumanized, or hurt or killed, or falsely accused of something, it is exhausting. It has led to a weight that I haven’t felt in my life in a while.”

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Michelle Obama Is Launching a Podcast!

Michelle Obama is launching a podcast!

The former First Lady of the United States will be launching The Michelle Obama Podcast on Spotify later this month.

The show will debut exclusively on Spotify on July 29, and will be made available to free users and premium subscribers worldwide. The series will “feature the former First Lady’s conversations with friends, family and allies, focusing on ‘the relationships that shape us, from siblings and close friends to partners, parents and mentors to our relationship with ourselves and our health,’” according to the companies, via Variety.

“My hope is that this series can be a place to explore meaningful topics together and sort through so many of the questions we’re all trying to answer in our own lives. Perhaps most of all, I hope this podcast will help listeners open up new conversations — and hard conversations — with the people who matter most to them. That’s how we can build more understanding and empathy for one another,” she said in the statement.

Guests will include her mother, Marian Robinson, and older brother Craig Robinson, as well as Conan O’Brien, former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett and journalist Michele Norris.

This superstar also just inked a deal for a Spotify podcast.

Michelle Obama Shares a Heartfelt Tribute to Barack Obama on Father's Day

Michelle Obama is sending love Barack Obama‘s way!

The Former First Lady of the United States paid tribute to the former President of the United States with an Instagram post on Father’s Day Sunday (January 21).

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“Thank you for the way you love our girls—and all the young people in this country, no matter who they are or where they come from. We feel your warmth and generosity today and everyday. Happy Father’s Day, Barack! ❤️” Michelle captioned the post.

Earlier in the weekend, Michelle spoke about Juneteenth and what the holiday means to her.

“I think of my own family’s journey. Both of my grandfathers were the grandchildren of enslaved people,” she wrote in the personal post. See what she said…

Michelle Obama Explains What Juneteenth Means to Her

Michelle Obama is speaking out.

The former First Lady of the United States posted a message on Juneteenth (July 19) on Twitter.

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“Most of us were taught that slavery came to an end when President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. But as is so often the case, the full promise of this country was delayed for segments of the African-American community. And for enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, freedom didn’t come until June 19, 1865,” she wrote.

“And what I love about Juneteenth is that even in that extended wait, we still find something to celebrate. Even though the story has never been tidy, and Black folks have had to march and fight for every inch of our freedom, our story is nonetheless one of progress,” she continued.

“I think of my own family’s journey. Both of my grandfathers were the grandchildren of enslaved people. They grew up in the Jim Crow South and migrated north in search of a better life. But even then, they were still shut out of jobs and schools and opportunities because of the color of their skin. But they pressed forward with dignity and with purpose, raising good kids, contributing to their communities, and voting in every election. And though they didn’t live to see it themselves, I can see the smiles on their faces knowing that their great-granddaughters ended up playing ball in the halls of the White House—a magnificent structure built by enslaved Americans.”

“All across the country, there are so many more parts to this story—the generations of families whose work and service and protest has led us forward, even if the promise we seek is often delayed. This Juneteenth, let’s all pledge to keep using our voices—and our votes—to keep that story marching forward for our own children, and theirs,” she concluded.

This pop star also spoke out about Juneteenth after using her massively popular platform to elevate Black voices. Find out who…

Barack & Michelle Obama Deliver a Heartwarming Speech to Graduates for YouTube's 'Dear Class of 2020' - Watch! (Video)

Former President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama are celebrating graduates.

The former First Family sat down and spoke to 2020 graduates during YouTube’s Dear Class of 2020 virtual commencement ceremony on Sunday (June 7).

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“While you might not get the experience of sweating under your cap and gown in the hot sun, or get embarrassed by your family yelling out your name when you walk across the stage, you still have all those people with you today – just like they’ve been with you this whole journey, rooting you on, pushing you to grow – and offering you a hand if you needed it,” Michelle said to the graduates.

“Think back to when you were starting your first year. You were probably just hoping that by graduation day, you would’ve found your people, learn some new skills, got yourself ready for your next step. Maybe college, maybe grad school, maybe your first job. You accomplished all that. And then, just as you were rounding the final turn, the world threw a pandemic your way,” Barack said.

“Yeah. So, these past few months, you’ve had to reach even higher. You weren’t just adjusting to a virtual classroom, you were helping your teachers adjust their audio so the rest of the class could hear. You weren’t just taking your finals online. You were making sure your siblings had enough time on the computer, too, to do their work. And you weren’t just hanging out with your friends in that group chat. You were supporting them through all this uncertainty and loss,” Michelle added.

“That’s a lot to ask of anybody, but in spite of it all, here you are,” Barack continued.

Check out the full live stream and see who else is speaking and performing.

YouTube's Graduation 2020 Event Postponed Due to George Floyd Memorial

YouTube‘s 2020 Graduation event is being rescheduled.

The streaming service’s Dear Class of 2020, a more than four-hour commencement ceremony featuring acts like Beyonce and BTS, is being pushed back to Sunday (June 7) at 12 p.m. PT.

The event, which was originally scheduled for Saturday (June 6), was moved in observance of the George Floyd memorial service that day.

Leaders like President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, as well as superstars like Katy Perry, Megan Thee Stallion and Kacey Musgraves, will all be participating in the massive ceremony.

The event will be live-streamed right here, and can be found on the YouTube Originals page and Learn@Home.

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