Vogue! Strike a Pose, Michelle Obama

Hello, Beautiful:

There are probably going to be people critiquing how much attention we are devoting to Michelle Obama + fashion, etc. Yes, I think we should talk more about her as a person and not the dresses she wears. But the thing is, Vogue is arguably the most popular fashion magazine. Vogue doesn’t have the greatest history of putting WOC on the cover of their magazine. And putting such a great role model WOC on the cover, which is going to be very visible, is positive. Michelle Obama is extremely intelligent, powerful, independent, all of these things. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t also have a great sense of style. Or that its not positive to use her image to show how beautiful POC are. (since apparently, Madison Avenue doesn’t understand that Cute Black Girls Are Everywhere, You Idiots (Danielle Belton Campaign See her blog for more).

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2 Comments on “Vogue! Strike a Pose, Michelle Obama”

  1. jessicasuelu Says:

    I’m delighted Michelle Obama is on the latest cover of Vogue. Not only is Vogue addressing that educated women can be fashionable, too, but it’s wonderful to see a woman of color on there.

    If you’re interested, check out my feminist blog: fmnsm.wordpress.com


  2. aintiawoman Says:

    Great! I’ll add you to my blogroll.

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