Ten Things We Learned from Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' Tour

mspmag.com - 03-14


It was like Beyoncé herself stepped foot in St. Paul last night. Traffic backed up St. Paul’s downtown streets. Jacketless, rain-soaked women, men, and children (okay, mostly women) waddle-ran toward the Xcel Energy Center’s doors, hours before one of Minnesota’s biggest events of the month began. No, Beyoncé wasn’t playing. Neither was one of those boy bands my 15-year-old niece likes (which one is popular right now?). It was former First Lady (or, as interviewer Michele Norris called her, our forever First Lady) Michelle Obama.