Michelle Obama Covers ‘Essence’ Magazine


In a teal Azede Jean-Pierre dress, Essence magazine snagged Michelle Obama for their August issue. Sitting down with their Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. Bush, the First Lady discusses her close relationships with her daughters, Sasha (13) and Malia (16).

“I know I tell my kids all the time that they shouldn’t shy away from difficult things, because that is the point at which you are really growing. It’s not just about grades or test scores. Today our kids may shy away from applying to college if they think they don’t have the right grade or test score. But the truth is that the kids who succeed and go on to be successful professionals are the ones who know how to work hard.”

An already big advocate for eduction (amongst other things) she makes sure she instills these teachings into her daughters. From working hard to appreciating their opportunities, FLOTUS isn’t shy when it comes to life lessons.

“We talk about responsibility and accountability, about making sure that they’re not wasting the opportunities they’re given. We make sure they know how lucky they are.” We didn’t think the humble first daughters took any bit of their lifestyle for granted, but its good to know she’s reaffirming these topics.

Playing into the fireworks festivities, this glossy front hits newsstands on July 4th.

Photo Credit: Essence