Michelle Obama took a theatre during a Essence Festival in New Orleans on Saturday (July 6) to have a review with Gayle King—and allot some good recommendation about dating and marriage. We’re always here for whatever pearls of knowledge Obama has prepared to share, though fans of a former First Lady were here for another thing, too: her healthy curls, surfaced off with golden ombré highlights.
We don’t mostly see Obama’s hair ragged like this. She’s plainly oral about carrying to adopt a “hair strategy” in a White House as partial of a deeply frustrating though all-too-real existence about navigating her purpose as a Black lady in politics.
“Well, we know, a initial thing you’ve got to worry about is how to keep [your hair] healthy,” Obama common on a 2 Dope Queens podcast. “My whole idea was, we wish to finish this with hair on my head. And so now you’ve got to consider about, How do we do that, we know? What are we doing? And are we swimming? Are we operative out? But this wasn’t only a initial lady journey. This is a black veteran women’s journey.”
The plan was so involved, she pronounced she was “sure a lot of white women are sitting over there going, ‘Man, we didn’t know all that was going on.'”
It’s not only rarely manifest women like Obama who have been policed about a approach their hair grows out of their head. Black women are also upheld over for jobs or promotions—despite their qualifications—due to prejudices about their healthy or braided hair. California, in fact, only upheld a initial law of a kind banning taste opposite people with healthy hair.
Twitter was here for a moment.
“Natural haired Michelle Obama is a good fitness attract we indispensable today,” one fan wrote.
Natural haired Michelle Obama is a goodluck attract we indispensable currently https://t.co/wAFXGO4mt5
— Kachi THEE Actual Stallion (@GapToothGinny) July 7, 2019
Michelle Obama is wearing her healthy hair during Essence Fest and I’m about to go into convulsions
— warren castro 2020 (@tantalizing_tay) July 7, 2019
OKAY, NATURAL HAIR! This creates me so proud!
— we adore we 3000 (@SavionWright) July 7, 2019
— #StandWithSudan (@doowahh) July 7, 2019
One of a final times we saw Obama with her healthy curls was on a cover of Essence in 2018. She was also graphic with her healthy hardness in 2017, a few months after withdrawal a White House. Here’s anticipating we see some-more of her curls in a future.