American First Lady Michelle Obama poses for the cover of InStyle US‘ October 2016 edition lensed by fashion photographer Thomas Whiteside. In charge of styling was Melissa Rubini. Beauty is work of hair stylist Johnny Wright, and makeup artist Carl Ray. For the cover First Lady is wearing Brandon Maxwell.
“Sixty-two million girls around the world aren’t in school, and the first thing that comes to my mind is, ‘That could’ve been me.’ [I think about] how I would have felt at the age of 10 or 11 or 12 if somebody walked up and said, ‘That’s it. Your dreams are over! You’re going to have to leave school and get married to somebody twice your age and start having kids.’
There are places in the world where families don’t believe that girls are worthy of an education. They’ll save money and send their sons to school, but they believe that it’s more important for their girls to stay home, get married early, care for the chickens, cook, and clean.“
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