Black History Month and the Life of Michelle Obama

February is Black History Month and in honor of this, I wanted to write a blog about Michelle Obama.

Michelle was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated high school in 1981 from Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. During college, she studied sociology and minored in African American studies. She attended Harvard Law School and received her Juris Doctorate in 1988.

Michelle was the first African American woman to be the first lady of the United States. She’s a very loyal and kind person, as well as a great lawyer. She has written 11 books, three of them with her husband, Barack. I would love to meet Michelle Obama because she’s such an inspiration and I love what she has done for the disability community.

Michelle has huge respect and appreciation for people who live with disabilities. She and Barack served as executive producers for a documentary on Netflix called “Crip Camp.” The documentary follows the story of a group of teenagers who attended Camp Jened in the 1970s. Located in the Catskills in New York, Camp Jened was a utopia, offering individuals a place where they could experience liberation and full inclusion. This groundbreaking camp impacted lives so much that a group of alumni joined the radical disability rights movement to advocate for historic legislation changes. “Crip Camp” demonstrates that inspirations during youth can lead to world-changing results.

About Zoe Hernandez: Zoe lives in Meriden, Connecticut. A Quantum® brand ambassador, Zoe attends Abilities Expos and speaks with people about her disability. She is currently enrolled in college and hopes to work in a community one day with people who are just like her. Click here to learn more about Zoe.