First Lady Michelle Obama covers the New York Times T Magazine and it is stunning! For Michelle's cover issue, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jon Meacham, Gloria Steinem and Rashida Jones wrote "Love Letters" to Mrs. Obama.
Part of Adichie's note reads, "I felt protective of her because she was speaking to an America often too quick to read a black woman’s confidence as arrogance, her straightforwardness as entitlement."
Steinem wrote, "After a decade under a public microscope, she has managed what no other first lady — and few people in any public position — have succeeded in doing: She has lived a public life without sacrificing her privacy and authenticity. She made her husband both more human and effective as a president by being his interpreter and defender, but also someone we knew was capable of being his critic. Eventually, she spoke up about the pain of the racist assumptions directed at her, but she waited until her husband could no longer be politically punished for her honesty."
You can view the full feature over at The New York Times.