Friends, I’m so excited! Michelle Obama’s documentary, based on the memoir Becoming, is coming soon to Netflix. Read more:
From the post, my emphasis in bold:
A NOTE FROM MICHELLE OBAMA:
I’m excited to let you know that on May 6, Netflix will release BECOMING, a documentary film directed by Nadia Hallgren that looks at my life and the experiences I had while touring following the release of my memoir…
…Even as we can no longer safely gather or feed off the energy of groups, even as many of us are living with grief, loneliness, and fear, we need to stay open and able to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. Empathy is our lifeline here. It’s what will get us to the other side. Let’s use it to redirect our attention toward what matters most, reconsider our priorities, and find ways to better remake the world in the image of our hopes. Even in hard times, maybe especially in hard times, our stories help cement our values and strengthen our connections. Sharing them shows us the way forward. I love and miss you all.
I highly recommend listening to the downloadable audiobook, narrated by Mrs. Obama herself. It’s amazing. It feels like sitting in a living room with your best friend, sipping tea, catching up, and listening to incredible stories of both an ordinary and an extraordinary life. If you prefer reading to listening, the memoir is available as an eBook, too.