If you haven’t seen pictures of The Obama girls circulating from the state dinner this past Thursday, then you’ve been living under a rock & I implore you to get out & live a little (more)!Below are a few images of these stunning young ladies and my thoughts on why they are so crucial. 

 

  

  

  

  
(image credit: White House, Peter Souza)
   

Ok, let’s just take a minute to catch our collective breath & decipher what these images mean.   

They are important because…

They show black girls in a totally different light than dominat media has.
They expand what it means to be a black teen in America.
They have expanded what the first children should or could look like (let that sink it).
They allow us, as a country to see beauty in a way that is not always enviable.
I’ll end with the fact that I am proud. Proud to have seen these girls grow up. I’m excited about what their next steps will be. I’m proud that they serve as role models for ALL little girls. I’m proud that they have show grace & individuality.
xo,
Livin’ La Vida Leslye 😘

the beauty in expanding the narrative

If you haven’t seen pictures of The Obama girls circulating from the state dinner this past Thursday, then you’ve been living under a rock & I implore you to get out & live a little (more)!
Below are a few images of these stunning young ladies and my thoughts on why they are so crucial.  

   
    
  (image credit: White House, Peter Souza)

Ok, let’s just take a minute to catch our collective breath & decipher what these images mean.   

They are important because…

They show black girls in a totally different light than dominat media has.

They expand what it means to be a black teen in America.

They have expanded what the first children should or could look like (let that sink it).

They allow us, as a country to see beauty in a way that is not always enviable.

I’ll end with the fact that I am proud.  Proud to have seen these girls grow up.  I’m excited about what their next steps will be.  I’m proud that they serve as role models for ALL little girls.  I’m proud that they have show grace & individuality.

xo,

Livin’ La Vida Leslye 😘