The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama

Review by Sue DeGregorio-Rosen, RN, CLNC, Contributing Editor

Blessed and fortunate, Michele Obama served as First Lady of the USA from 2009- 2017.  She was a graduate of both Princeton University and Harvard Law School. She began her work as an attorney in a Chicago Law Firm where she met an outstanding young man by the name of Barack Obama, who would later become the 44th President of the United States and its first biracial president. The Obamas currently reside in Washington, DC   and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

In her latest book, Mrs Obama shares with the reader a personal perspective and the power in the light that we each carry.

For her readers she gives us fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can create a world that can potentially seek truth and progress.  Speaking from her very own personal experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she teaches us some valuable lessons, such as “starting kind,” “going high,” and assembling a “kitchen table” with friends and confidantes .

“When we are able to recognize our own light, we become empowered to use it,” writes Michelle Obama.  The Light We Carry inspires each and every one of us to examine our own worlds and families, and to hold the light and maintain some space for each other in very confusing times.