Michelle Obama has began her personal podcast — The Michelle Obama Podcast — and within the second version, the previous First Woman of US shared that owing to the current pandemic and the way in which issues have been unfolding, she has been affected by “low-grade depression”. A report in The Guardian said this whereas quoting her: “I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression,” she stated. “Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife, and just seeing this administration, watching the hypocrisy of it, day in and day out, is dispiriting. I’ve gone through those emotional highs and lows that I think everybody feels, where you just don’t feel yourself, and sometimes … there has been a week or so where I had to surrender to that, and not be so hard on myself,” she added.
We’ve all been coping with numerous change in our lives and our communities. And I couldn’t consider anybody higher to speak to about this second then my buddy, @michele_norris. You’ll be able to hear now on @Spotify: https://t.co/9GyFmLFAid #MichelleObamaPodcast pic.twitter.com/fmdOuJlsRO
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) August 5, 2020
The Black Lives Matter protests have additionally affected her like many others. “I have to say, that waking up to the news, waking up to how this administration has or has not responded, waking up to, yet another, story of a Black man or a Black person somehow being dehumanised, or hurt or killed, or, falsely accused of something, it is exhausting. And, and it, it has led to a weight, that I haven’t felt in my life, in, in a while,” she was quoted as saying within the report.