First Lady Michelle Obama Talks About Mentoring Program with MORE Magazine

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First Lady Michelle Obama is on the February 2012 cover issue oguf MORE magazine. In the issue the First Lady talks about the importance of being a positive role model for young girls and why she started a mentoring program that pairs local high school girls with women of the White House staff:

ON MENTORING TEEN GIRLS:

“It’s very personal. I mean, growing up the way that I did —kid from the South Side (of Chicago), going to public schools —the more my career developed, I realized how much I didn’t see, how little exposure I had to opportunities.”

ON HAVING THE NICKNAME ‘FLOTUS’:

“They call me FLOTUS, for first lady of the United States…And there are many times when FLOTUS and POTUS feel like characters.” There have even been times, she says, when she’s craned her own neck to see which celebrity might be causing all the excitement. “And it’s me. Oh, man, it’s FLOTUS. FLOTUS is here. No one told me FLOTUS was coming.”

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Full Interview HERE

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