President Barack Obama is currently in Cuba making history; however, the leader of the free world sat down with Time Magazine to talk his main priority: his family. His hope for his daughters? That his, “Obvious adoration and appreciation for his wife helps his daughters accept and love their own hair, bodies and selves. The fact that they’ve got a tall gorgeous mom who has some curves, and that their father appreciates, I think is helpful,” he said. YASSS, Mr. President!
A girls’ first love is their father and POTUS, despite his schedule, ensures he takes the time to uplift his daughters, tell them their beautiful, and listen to their concerns regarding hair, their looks, and the competitive nature of women. Yes!
Sasha is now 14 and with Malia approaching 18, womanhood is right around the corner. Setting solid foundations of self-love, especially when in the public eye, is not an option: it’s a critical necessity.
“It’s part and parcel of a broader way in which we socialize and press women to constantly doubt themselves or define themselves in terms of a certain appearance.” ~ President Barack Obama
The Obamas have done such a great job parenting and keeping their kids out of the public eye. Upon taking office in 2008, they specifically said no photos of their children unless at official events, and except for a few exceptions, they have done so. Michelle Obama commented at SXSW how being the kids of The President Of The United States is not “cool.” Oh, the pressure.
Their parenting skills are on fleek because we have also had no White House scandals from the girls. Unlike the Bush daughters, the Obama girls have stayed in line. We ALL know Mama Michelle doesn’t play!
A man that loves his wife, his children, AND speaks uplifting positivity over them? That’s a true leader and a great representation of what all men, should strive to represent.
President Obama Talks Black Girl Hair, Beauty Standards, And The Hope He Has For His Daughters was originally published on hellobeautiful.com