Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2015

Course Name

FY103.12 - Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History


Jeanne Buckley


First Year Seminar, Arcadia University Undergraduate Curriculum


This research paper discusses Michelle Obama as a feminist who broke barriers in the media and in the White House. Her contributions as a Black Feminist and an advocate for the global education of young women have propelled her to be one of the most notable feminist figures of today. From her fashion style to her candor, Obama’s unconventional ambition caused her to break through glass ceilings. Because Obama fought to be accurately represented by the media, millions around the world perceive black women differently. In addition to being the wife of one of the most influential political leaders in the world, Michelle Obama has led an unparalleled career as a politician and lawyer. Her resiliency and determination has shaped her into a woman that I deeply admire and aspire to be.