Viagogo offering tickets to Michelle Obama at more than three times face value

Listings appear to breach law as London’s O2 arena says buyers risk being turned awayThe ticket resale website Viagogo has been criticised for advertising tickets to see Michelle Obama speak this weekend at far above face value, despite the risk that b…

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Michelle Obama’s memoir sells more than 10m copies

Former first lady’s Becoming is a global hit in 31 languages and has sold 600,000 copies in UKMichelle Obama’s autobiography, Becoming, is on track to become the most successful memoir in modern publishing history, selling more than 10m copies to date,…

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Michelle Obama event ticket touted for £70k on Viagogo

Tickets for former first lady’s London talk on sale for hundreds of times face value on secondary ticketing siteDozens of tickets to see Michelle Obama speak at London’s Royal Festival Hall have been snapped up by touts and are already on sale for more…

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Obama on feminism and other lessons from the first United State of Women summit

There are more people fighting for gender equality than ever before. We need to harness this power while there’s still time

“Wow, that’s a lot of women.” Those were the first words my taxi driver uttered since we left my Washington DC hotel and embarked on our journey to the White House-convened United State of Women (USOW) summit. As I opened the car door, I couldn’t help but blurt out “and now I am one of them”.

Normally, I am not comfortable in a mass of people. Yet, there I was, one of many and all I could think was: I found my people. The people around me, mostly women and a few good men, were invited to the summit because of their work in elevating the state of women around the globe.

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Michelle Obama highlighted the issues women of colour face, we must fix them

From unconscious bias to simple racism, how will our children ever fulfil their potential when we still stereotype black women as twerking, single mothers?

Michelle Obama’s recent commencement speech at Tuskegee University, gave wider society a realistic glimpse into the lives of women of colour. She revealed that racial stereotypes still plague our progress and ultimately our own hopes and aspirations. We will only begin to tackle these stereotypes by highlighting and celebrating our high-achieving women of colour.

By talking about her personal experiences around racial stereotyping, Obama highlighted a pervasive societal malaise, that the race of an individual comes above all else and not in a good way. How can we realise the full potential of all our citizens if we think that one section of the population is only good for twerking, finger snapping and single motherhood?

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