Michelle Obama's advice for Meghan Markle: 'Don't be in a hurry'

Michelle Obama's advice to Meghan Markle

Michelle Obama offers advice to Meghan Duchess of Sussex

"Marriage still ain't equal, y'all", Obama said. "That's a lie. And it's not always enough to lean in, because that shit doesn't work all the time".

The former first lady appears to have been disagreeing with a feminist philosophy shared by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg in her book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead", which encourages women to be more ambitious. "I was gettin' real comfortable up in here". All right, I'm back now.

Over the weekend, Obama divulged to an audience at Barclays Center in Brooklyn that leaning in doesn't always work-that sometimes you really can't have it all.

"So, here I am in my new home, just me and [our dogs] Bo and Sunny, and I do a simple thing", she continues.

"Surely she could have included a story or two about successful women who are more likely to have been born to nannies than to hire them".

But Michelle Obama told author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that it was "ridiculous" to think her husband's administration "was going to erase hundreds of years of history in eight years". Professionally, she had a successful career prior to moving into the White House, and as First Lady, she maintained her independent identity and worked to advance a number of important causes.

Mrs Obama added: "On a personal level I was moved and touched and inspired as I always am by the young people I meet around the world".

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She referred to the negative attention she received as First Lady and on the campaign trail.

She added: "I am proud that there are any young people who look at the work that we have done and see different possibilities for themselves".

"It's [marriage] often times not equal, and you feel a bit resentful about it", she said.

Obama, 54, received a rock-star welcome from students from two central London girls' schools, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds, before encouraging them to find their passion, mentors, and work hard to overcome any self-doubt.

"I want our men to understand that about what role they are playing to make us feel safe or unsafe". Sandberg's book sold more than 4 million copies worldwide and occupied a spot on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year.

Trump with "his loud and reckless innuendos" about her husband's birth certificate put "my family's safety at risk".

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