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First Lady Michelle Obama Gives Keynote Address At SXSW In Austin, Texas

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The SXSW keynote of powerhouse women Michelle Obama, Missy Elliott, Diane Warren, Sophia Bush and Queen Latifah was packed with stories, advice and testimonies by some of the most influential and inspirational women in entertainment. The keynote served to raise consciousness and awareness towards the “Let Girls Learn” initiative.

Here are the 10 major keys from the keynote:

10. Michelle Obama reveals what she will miss the most when she leaves the White House are the young people because they keep her inspired. “I see myself in them, in you all,” Michelle Obama says.

9. Chloe and Halle, signed to Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment, opened up the keynote with a few of their songs and our sister station caught the video live on Facebook.


8. Michelle Obama discusses her “Let Girls Learn” initiative and how it’s so important to speak out about girls getting an education. Live video below:


7. Missy Elliott preached and took us to church real quick talking about her artistry and being a walking testimony.


6. The First Lady emphasizes how necessary men are to be involved in the conversation as feminists.


5. Michelle Obama names Stevie Wonder as one of the greatest songwriters on the planet because his songs really talked about love, unity and peace.

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