Michelle Obama holds many titles and Magazine Editor is the latest to be added to her list. It was announced that FLOTUS served as guest editor for MORE Magazine’s July/August issue. But “Guest Editor” wasn’t just a fancy title. The role required a lot of work.
‘There’s never been a first lady who’s ever guest-edited a magazine and certainly not a sitting first lady,’ said Lesley Jane Seymour, More’s editor-in-chief. “We hope this issue will empower readers to create positive change, whether by supporting one of the First Lady’s programs or another cause.”
In her role Mrs. Obama was able to share some of her the fears she had regarding her relationship following Obama’s election in 2009.
‘Just days after my family moved to Washington back in 2009, my daughters started their first day at their new schools,’ the first lady writes in her Letter from the Guest Editor.
‘I went with Malia, my mother accompanied Sasha, and as I watched my girls climb into those big black cars filled with agents with guns and saw Sasha’s little face pressed against the window as her car pulled away, it hit me: What on earth were we doing?
‘What were Barack and I doing to our daughters? What were we doing to our marriage? Would they be OK? Would we be OK?
‘At that moment, I made a promise to myself—and my girls—that I would do everything possible to make this disruption to their lives worthwhile.’
Click here for more on Obama’s new role and a sneak peek into the issue.