My Hero

  • Sandy Philippeaux


This essay traces the impact of First Lady Obama in cultural areas where women and girls are taught to assume subservient and unequal roles. Philippeaux examines her transformation, self-awareness and determination to rise above cultural norms. Inspired by her “hero” First Lady Michelle Obama, Philippeaux was empowered to change and transition from a culture which promoted gender imbalance to an educated strong voice for young women and girls.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandy Philippeaux
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  1. 1.Florida Memorial UniversityMiamiUSA

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