First Lady Michelle Obama graces the cover of ESSENCE magazine’s October issue. Not only does our First Lady look AMAZING, but she also states a message to all women and young girls around the world. In this article, Mrs. Obama shares more then just a pretty smile…she fills the pages with words of wisdom.
My story to young people around this country and around the world is: Don’t look at me as the First Lady first; look at me as Michelle Obama, a girl who grew up on the South Side of Chicago. Because I was there, and this is attainable. There is no magic to this. It is hard work….”
She also speaks on her personal everyday obstacles.
On needing her girlfriends:
Women energize me. My husband is terrific. He is my true partner. Spending time with him is key…. But it’s also important for us as women to find each other. And there’s that natural reenergizing that happens when women get together. We kind of hold each other up.”
On finding balance and teaching it to her daughters:
If we don’t have the energy, we can’t pass it on. I learned it from watching my own mother (Marian Robinson) not invest in herself, for example. She’s starting to do that. But she came from the tradition of family first. She wouldn’t even go to the hairdresser on a regular basis. I want to show my girls that it is perfectly fine to invest in yourself and to start to do it early, embrace it and not feel guilty about the time we put into ourselves.”
Michelle Obama is more then a First Lady. She is a role model that many females look up to.
This issue of ESSENCE is available on newsstands September 12th.
by: Sandra J.