Found this quote from her interview in People (via Jezebel), where Michelle explains why she posed for Vogue Magazine:
While I don’t consider myself a fashionista,” she says, “I thought it was good for my daughters and little girls just like them , who haven’t seen themselves represented in these magazines, hopefully to talk more broadly about what beauty is, what intelligence is, what counts.”
Update on my “Cute Black Girls Are Everywhere, You Idiots” campaign: The bulk of folks who did send photos did reply to my questionnaire. If you emailed me about not getting the questionnaire I will send it to you I just have … sigh … a lot of email. It’s gotten ridiculous. I need an email wrangler here at The Black Snob.
I’ll be sending out permission notes to use the photos for the project next week! (Side note: I have been innudated with notes and pictures so please be understandable if I can’t cram you or your kid in there. I mean, I have hundreds of pictures and responses. Many quite sweet and funny. When I asked for help, you all really rose to the occasion!)