This edited collection explores how First Lady Michelle Obama gradually expanded and broadened her role by engaging in social, political and economic activities which directly and indirectly impacted the lives of the American people, especially young women and girls. The volume responds to the various representations of Michelle Obama and how the language and images used to depict her either affirmed, offended, represented or misrepresented her and its authors. It is an interdisciplinary evaluation by African American women and girls of the First Lady's overall impact through several media, including original artwork and poetry. It also examines her political activities during and post-election 2016. It combines traditional academic essays with poetry, art, and personal essays to offer a comprehensive set of critical perspectives on Michelle Obama's legacy and impact upon African American women and girls. This is first book of its kind to offer extended academic and artistic responses to Michelle Obama and addresses Michelle Obama's impact as it relates to her career as First Lady and beyond, including insights to her background and current role in American society.