Michelle Obama Joins Oprah Winfrey for Netflix Special ‘The Light We Carry’

The Light We Carry
The Light We Carry: Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. (L to R) Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey in The Light We Carry: Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Cr. Chuck Kennedy/Netflix © 2023

Netflix’s new special The Light We Carry: Michelle Obama & Oprah Winfrey releases globally on April 25, 2023.

Filmed on the final stop for Michelle Obama’s book tour in December 2022, viewers are invited to listen-in on a candid conversation between Obama and media mogal, Oprah Winfrey.

In the upcoming Netflix documentary, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, Michelle Obama will unpack her toolbox. In a wide-ranging conversation with good friend Oprah Winfrey, the former First Lady will share personal family stories about her childhood and time in the White House. Obama will also offer wisdom about self-confidence, fear, and aging, and give practical advice for living in modern times, including the power of a kitchen table full of friends.

Covering everything from menopause to social issues to romance, Obama and Winfrey will have a candid, at times poignant, at times comedic but always real conversation about the moment in which we are living.

In an interview with Oprah Daily, Obama detailed one of the themes that the documentary will cover, which is embracing being different.

“So often, we think that what makes us different is a weakness, but it’s not. It might sound silly, but when I was younger, I remember feeling uneasy about being taller than most of my classmates. I felt like everyone’s eyes were always on me. And I felt a little envious of kids who could blend into a crowd,” she responed.

She added, “but here, too, I learned a lesson from my dad. He used to say, ‘No one can make you feel bad if you feel good about yourself.’ It’s one of those remarkably simple sayings that’s a lot harder to put into practice.”

The 80-minute documentary is in association with Higher Ground Productions, a company founded by Barack and Michele Obama. From scripted and unscripted television, feature films, and animated series to podcasts, the company tells widely acclaimed stories across all platforms.