Michelle Obama Chats About Her Departure From The White House, Her Legacy & More In Vogue's December 2016 Issue

 

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Even if you are not American, you cannot deny the fact that the Obama’s are very inspiring and will definitely be missed come 2017.

The outgoing first lady of the USA is the cover star for the December 2016 edition of Vogue Magazine.

In the issue Michelle Obama gets very candid about her life. She chats about being a role model, her life after the White House and more.

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On being a role model, she says….

”Kids are watching us, I experience it every single day. They hang on my every word, what I wear, what I say. And it’s not just kids at Howard; it’s not just African-American kids. They are writing papers about us. They come to us and they’re like, ‘I dressed like you for Halloween.’”

“But that means something to me. Maybe because I still have kids and I know that they’re influenced by people they look up to, but it makes us want to live right and do right and be right—Every. Single. Day—so that we don’t ever disappoint these kids and they have something to hold on to, and so that they know—as I say all the time—I can do this. You can do this”

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On her departure from the White House

“I will take the same approach leaving as I did coming in, I won’t know until I’m there. I’ve never been the former First Lady of the United States of America before. But I will always be engaged in some way in public service and public life. The minute I left my corporate-law firm to work for the city, I never looked back. I’ve always felt very alive using my gifts and talents to help other people. I sleep better at night. I’m happier. So we’ll look at the issues that I’ve been working on. The question is: How do I engage in those issues from a new platform? I can’t say right now, because we can’t spend that much time really doing the hard work of vetting offers or ideas or options because we’re still closing things out here.”

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Photography: Annie Leibovitz

 

 

You can check out the full article on Vogue.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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