Making a mark as First Lady isn't easy but eight years later many see Michelle Obama as a political figure in her own right.

US first lady Michelle Obama and her daughter Malia embrace as President Barack Obama praises them during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, US January 10, 2017.
US first lady Michelle Obama and her daughter Malia embrace as President Barack Obama praises them during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, US January 10, 2017.

For the past eight years the White House has been a family home for the Obamas.

Michelle Obama, the US first lady and mother of two girls, has carved out a reputation for herself that far exceeds that of "Mom-in-chief" as she once called herself.

TRT World's Simon McGregor-Wood takes a look at the legacy she leaves behind.

Source: TRT World