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It was Obama's largest public appearance since the 2016 election - speaking in front of more than 8,000 people at the Women's Foundation of Colorado's 30th anniversary celebration - and she touched on personal attacks that she faced again and again. Many had the same theme.
"The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut," Obama said, according to the Denver Post. "Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won't see me for what I am because of my skin color."
She added that she wouldn't pretend the attacks didn't hurt, because that would give those inflicting the pain a free pass, according to the Post.
"We are living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. And we're still getting up," she said.
Despite Tuesday's detour into dark territory, many of Obama's comments went high.
She told the audience that she is "a strong woman because of other strong woman," according to statement on WFCO's website. "You don't mother alone, you don't grandparent alone, you don't struggle alone. You find your community."
And she stressed the need to be an uplifting force in girls' lives - and to shower them with positive messages.
originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: seasonal
Yea. It is a true statement. Not everyone can see past her skin color. Just like not everyone can see past trump's skin color. Or mine, or yours.
Some people are assholes. You shouldn't take everyone's opinion personally. True story.