Now THIS is a summer vacay. FLOTUS Michelle Obama and First Daughters Sasha & Malia are bringing the fabnesss in Madrid and Marrakesh. Check out what they’re up to inside…
They have arrived! And so did the wind. This week FLOTUS, Sasha and Malia are taking over Marrakesh, Madrid and Liberia as they promote the importance of education for girls around the world. Of course they would use their summer vacay to work on a good cause.
Today, the ladies and Grandma Marian whisked into Madrid and got caught off guard by the wind.
But they kept it together despite Mrs. O’s Marilyn Monroe moment in her Proenza Schoulerdress.
Never let ’em see you sweat.
Sasha, sporting a henna tattoo she got in Morocco the day before, and Malia, rocking a cute $78 wrap dress from Nasty Gal, headed off their private plane and into an awaiting car today at Torrejon Air Base.
The First Lady is set to give a speech on her Let Girls Learn initiative on Thursday to a group of girls and young women in the city. Then, Spain’s Queen Letizia will also address the conference and later meet with Mrs Obama, before the ladies fly back to Washington, D.C., on Friday.
During their Moroccan trip earlier this week:
FLOTUS rocked an Altuzurra dress while Malia went super upscale in a Burberry dress as they met up with the wife of King Mohammed VI for a traditional Moroccan dinner:
Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto were also along for the trip. Nice!
From leadership academies in Liberia to speeches at girls’ education conferences in Morocco, the ladies are on a mission this summer:
Today in Liberia, a young woman, just 17 years old, told the First Lady “If we are educated, the nation will be educated.” Overcrowded schools, teen pregnancy, having to work jobs to pay their school fees, overcoming the loss of family and friends in the Ebola crisis – the obstacles young girls in Liberia face are heartbreaking. But together, these young girls have learned to value themselves and gain strength from their parents and teachers who have supported them and pushed them to succeed in school. #LetGirlsLearn
A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Jun 27, 2016 at 7:08pm PDT
Yesterday, in Marrakesh, Morocco the First Lady spoke with a group of young girls to hear their stories and discuss what inspires them to pursue their biggest dreams in times when their family or culture may not always support them. In Morocco, 98% of children here attend elementary school – but many from rural areas don’t make it through high school because school is miles away, or they wind up staying home to help with household labor and often get married at a young age. #LetGirlsLearn
A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Jun 29, 2016 at 9:29am PDT
We are taking you behind-the-scenes with the First Lady’s #LetGirlsLearn trip abroad! Add ‘MichelleObama’ on Snapchat to see today’s visit to a @PeaceCorps GLOW Camp and school in Kataka, Liberia. Next Stop: Marrakech, where she’ll talk with girls from across Morocco, many of who are the first member of their family to overcome barriers and attend high school.
A video posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Jun 27, 2016 at 5:36pm PDT
President Obama is back at the White House making friendship bracelets for folks like VP Joe Biden. Ha! Check out why below:
1. The Academy of Motion Pictures just invited a record number of people into the organization. Idris Elba, Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan and more are on the list. Now the number of people of color has increased by 3% and number of women has increased by 2%. STORY