The First Lady
Business Manager, FCNL
I was excited to come to work today because when I woke up this morning, and saw our future first lady on television, I realized that I know her. She is my mother, she is my cousin, she is my college roommate and she is the fellow parishioner on the pew next to me at church on Sundays.
As a 32-year-old African-American woman, who was born and raised in Richmond,Va, I can honestly say that I was not sure if this day would come in my lifetime. For the first time, I feel like the country in which I live embraces who I am and what I represent. Our future first lady, is young, well-educated, and unapologetically African-American. She is the woman who many young women in this country will now aspire to be.
For the first time in my life, I feel like I am a part of a country that values me as a citizen. I have a renewed sense of purpose, and a commitment to the work that we do at FCNL. I know that what we are doing today will help build a more peaceful world for all of the young African-American women who can now dream of being President tomorrow.