ESSENCE did a wonderful job with the colors for the cover of the October 2011 issue of their magazine, featuring Michelle Obama. The First Lady graces the cover in an elegant pink floral dress, and in the issue, Mrs. Obama talks about her journey from Chicago to The White House and how she hopes to inspire women.
“My story to young people around this country and around the world is, Don’t look at me as the First Lady first; look at me as Michelle Obama, a girl who grew up on the South Side of Chicago. Because I was there, and this is attainable. There is no magic to this. It is hard work….”
When asked about Mrs. Obama, ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Constance C.R. White said,
“Michelle Obama is the quintessential ESSENCE woman; impressively defining herself on her own terms. Opening up to ESSENCE about living her most authentic life – by following her passions and unapologetically investing in herself and her family — Michelle Obama is embracing her purpose and channeling her power. She is undoubtedly poised to become one of the country’s most popular and productive First Ladies.”