In an issue that somehow further drives home the sadness of Hillary Clinton’s loss in the presidential race, our ever brilliant first lady, Michelle Obama, as shot by Annie Leibovitz lands her third cover for Vogue, this time around for the December issue.
In the article, Obama talked about a once-a-month mentoring program she started for young women in 2009, because of her own experience in high school when a counselor told her, “I’m not sure if you’re Princeton material.” She added that when she did attend the Ivy League college, she felt lost.
The article also covers Obama’s recent visit to Howard University where she encouraged students to try new things, and explained to them, “You all should not be spending time alone in your rooms unless you’re studying. And when you’re not, get out there. Meet people, introduce yourself. Just assume that everyone wants to know you. OK?”
And though many have discussed the possibility of Obama running for president, Obama family friend and senior adviser to the president, Valerie Jarret, said it wasn’t in the cards, commenting, “Ain’t gonna happen. Absolutely not. Nobody questions her motives. Everybody knows exactly why she’s doing what she’s doing. There are no hidden agendas. She’s pure in mission, honest, kind, empathetic.”
Read more at Vogue.