Based on Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir, Becoming, this journal - which includes an introduction by Mrs. Obama - will help guide you on your own journey of becoming. Follow the questions straight through, or dip in and out; as you recognize the power and potential in your own story, let these pages serve as a companion and a record.
“It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end. There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.” –Michelle Obama
In publishing Becoming, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michele Obama shared her own extraordinary journey to help create space for others to tell their stories, to give people the courage to discover the power of their own voice, and to widen the pathway for who belongs and why.
This guided journal presents inspiring questions and quotes from the book to help you meditate on your personal and family history, your goals, challenges, and dreams, what moves you and brings you hope, and what future you imagine for yourself and your community. Above all, these pages help you capture your own voice and journey so you can nurture your sense of belonging.
Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mrs. Obama started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor's office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir 'Becoming', which has sold more than 11.5 million copies around the world.