Michelle Obama published her memoir, Becoming, at the end of 2018. The book has become the most successful in the history of memoirs. Michelle Obama has now worked with Netflix to create a documentary about herself as the former First Lady of the United States. The film which gives an insight into the life of the successful and the World’s Most Admired Woman, was released on Netflix on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Obama admits to the documentary that having kids was a ‘concession’. Michelle Obama says she had to give up on her aspirations and dreams after becoming a mother to her two beautiful daughters. Her husband, Barrack Obama, was able to proceed with his political career, and she had to support him in everything including taking care of the children, and looking after their home. Despite all this, she was successful with a career of her own. She says her relationship with Barrack was all about equal partnership. If she was going to have a unique voice having a very opinionated husband, she had to get herself up and set herself to be his equal.

After the birth of her daughters, Malia and Sasha, Michelle stepped into the mother role, which held her back from following on her ambitions and aspirations towards success like her husband was. She says what changed things was the birth of their children. She wasn’t ready for it, and that made it harder for her. She had to give up her aspirations and dreams. She says the concession was not because Barrack told her to quit her job, but she felt that she couldn’t do them all, so she had to tone down her aspirations and take care of her family.

Barrack is seen with Michelle during the documentary supporting her as she promotes her memoir. Michelle says that although her husband’s career was the main focus in their lives, he always does his part to support her. Americans are now urging Michelle to accept the nomination from Joe Biden for the position of vice president. Some people are even urging her to run for president. However, she says that she and her husband Barrack don’t want to be at the forefront of the country anymore. Thus, she is in dilemma of taking the offer or respecting the will of his husband.

Although they are some of the most successful and productive people, the couple still manages to provide a positive home environment for their children. Obama’s children, Malia and Sasha, had the best things to say about their mom in the documentary. Sasha, 18, who just finished her freshman year at the University of Michigan, says that she is super excited and proud of her mother. She says the most important thing a person can do is be proud of themselves. Malia, 21, a junior at Harvard University, adds that their mother is no longer facing the same scrutiny. In Becoming, Michelle frequently talks about her daughters, but her story doesn’t revolve around them. Michelle calls Malia her little potato and hugs her. Malia then complements her mother on her appearance and gushes over her show. She gets emotional talking about her mother and that her achievements have proven that all the years they spent at the Whitehouse were worthwhile.