Let Girls Learn
“Sixty-two million girls today are not in school and the results are devastating,” flawless Michelle Obama said in introduction to her very inspiring speech at The American Magazine Media Conference, yesterday at the Grand Hyatt in New York.
The well-attended panel discussion “Media With Purpose,” included actresses Lena Dunham and Julianne Moore, and More magazine editor-in-chief Lesley Jane Seymour. It was a discussion on how media companies can raise awareness on critical societal issues.
“We have to push past the doubters,” said Michelle Obama. “When we succeed, we have to reach back and help others.”…“We have to be role models, but to do that we have to be vulnerable and tell stories in human ways … you have to tell about your own fears and missteps,” she said. “If all they see is Michelle Obama the first lady, it is too unapproachable,” the FLOTUS added. “These girls look at you and think, ‘There is no way I can be like her.’ I want them to know I am them and they are me,”
Michelle Obama explained her family believed in her, even when many of her teachers doubted that a black girl from the South Side of Chicago could succeed. Obama went on to graduate from an Ivy League school and earn a law degree.
At the end of the conference Hearst, Condé Nast, Time Inc. and Meredith announced they will make a donation of $9 million in public service ads in magazines published. A good news for Let Girls Learn program.
Other guests include Seth Meyers, Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel, Tim Armstrong, Essence editor in chief Vanessa DeLuca and Time editor Nancy Gibbs
And by the way -as we know you’ll ask-, Michelle Obama’s flutter-sleeve dress was Michael Kors Collection!
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