Thursday, August 9, 2012
PHOTO: First Lady Michelle Obama Covers Ladies Home Journal
First Lady Michelle Obama graces the cover of Ladies Home Journal's September 2012 issue, and inside both her and her husband sit down for a chat about women, leadership, their daughters, and what the President loves most about his wife.
Here's part of the interview:
On how can we get more women to be leaders:
Michelle: ”We have to start with them while they’re young and instill in girls a sense of confidence. That’s why sports are so important. They teach you how to compete - how to fall down and get back up. And there are organizations like the Girl Scouts: They nurture self-confidence and give girls the chance to practice being in charge. We've got to give young women the opportunities to be leaders.”
Barack: ”It’s easier for boys to imagine themselves being President. They see themselves as being in charge. Girls are socialized to think about other people more. I want Malia and Sasha to feel confident about expressing their opinions. And if they’re good at something I want them to have the confidence to step up and shine. I don’t want them to lose their empathy and stop thinking about other people, because that’s an important part of leadership, too. But I don’t want them to be wallflowers.”
Michelle: ”We talk about this a lot, obviously. But it’s not just about what we want for our girls…we also think about the girls who grew up like we grew up: in working-class neighborhoods where they didn’t have sports programs. Or in a single-parent home. They need to be encouraged, too. Choices and options shouldn’t be limited to…”
Barack: ”…folks of a certain income bracket.”
For the full interview, pick up a copy of the magazine at your local newstand.
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling you...
BLACK IS BACK: Lupita Nyong'o Wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actress -- Plus "12 Years A Slave" Wins Best FilmThe film industry has received a lot of criticism in the past for not recognizing Black actors and actresses, but this year's Academy...
LaChelle Adkins of McDonough, Georgia, recently gave birth to her 13th child. That makes a total of 15 children for her and husband, Jero...
Every year on February 14th, millions of people around the world celebrate Valentine's Day. It is usually celebrated in the form of a...
Say It Ain't So: Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Getting Divorced After 8 Years -- Do We Already Know Why?Singer Robin Thicke, 36, and actress Paula Patton, 38, have confirmed that they are getting divorced after 8 years of marriage. They rece...