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Black History Month & Me: Evelyn Uche-Mark

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Published on 19 October 2022

Evelyn Uche-Mark
Evelyn Uche-Mark

MSc Public Health student Evelyn Uche-Mark is President of the University of Sunderland Nigerian Student Society.

Here, as part of Black History Month, Evelyn writes about the black woman who has inspired her.

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

My inspirational icon is former First Lady of the United States of America in the person of Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, The First Black American to ever occupy that position. 

She epitomises hard work, influence and success for the modern woman. 

From being born to a Pump Operator and housewife in Chicago, to occupying one of the most powerful positions in the world, Michelle Obama shows that there is absolutely nothing stopping us from becoming the women we dream of.

Her numerous initiatives to curb obesity, encourage young people in education and skills acquisition, support veteran/military families have left indelible marks on many and has made her loved and influential.

Above all, she continues to be the best mother and wife to her children and husband respectively.

I call her The 360 Woman!