Live Your Life Out Loud: Oprah’s Farewell Interview with First Lady Michelle Obama

Last night, CBS aired a one-hour exclusive interview called, “First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell To The White House: An Oprah Winfrey Special.”

Here’s a short clip from their powerful conversation:

You can click here to watch the entire Oprah Winfrey special online.

Oprah sat down with First Lady Michelle Obama to talk about life at the White House, her eight years as FLOTUS, the legacy she leaves behind, and what’s in store for the future.

As they were talking about the “Angry Black Woman” label people tried to place on FLOTUS, Michelle said something we can all learn from:

She said that amidst the name-calling and criticism, she chose to “live her life out loud” with the intention that her actions would speak for themselves.

Later, Oprah asked FLOTUS what she thought her greatest impact had been.

Oprah said what I think we all have felt seeing Michelle lead with grace and strength over the past 8 years:

“Your just being here, being who you are, being yourself, and allowing the rest of us to see that, make us feel that whatever it is you were…we wanted a little bit of that for ourselves.”

What does this moment mean for us as black women?

It means that we are in a very important time in our evolution.

We have gone from slavery to the White House and everywhere in between.

And now, it’s time to take it to the next level.

It’s time for all of us to LIVE OUR LIVES OUT LOUD.

It’s time for us to stop making excuses for why we CAN’T and start figuring out how we CAN.

It’s time for us to stop playing small and STEP UP to be an inspiring example of success for all the black women and girls who come after us.

Most of all, it’s time for us to stop trying to figure it all out on our own and come together as a tribe.

For support.

For friendship.

For sisterhood.

This is exactly what we’ll be doing at our upcoming Manifest Your Vision 3-Day Mindset Retreat happening January 13-15 in Tampa, Florida.

Manifest Your Vision is a live, 3-day event designed to help you transform your mindset, uplevel your sense of self-worth and strengthen your faith about what’s possible for you.

This 3-day transformational experience will help you discover your purpose, create your vision and take action to manifest your dream life in 2017!


Take the time to read through all the information on that page including the agenda, speakers and bonuses, then email us at with any questions you have about the event and my team will respond back to you right away.

If money is the issue, we are here to help you go from “I can’t afford this” to “HOW can I afford this?” You can even hop on a call with our supportive Program Manager to make sure the event is right for you and brainstorm ways to get yourself to Tampa so we can help you change your life.

We’ve been hearing from so many women in our tribe who want to join us, but haven’t been able to secure their ticket yet, so we have reopened our special discounted early-bird registration for a limited time.

All you have to do is email us at with any questions you have and we can get you registered for the retreat right away!

I can’t wait to meet you in person and introduce you to the incredible power of our Happy Black Woman Tribe.



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