During the final days of Hillary Clinton’s campaigning, one of the most empowering highlights that undoubtedly will echo in the coming 4 years was when the First Lady reminded us all to be the best version of ourselves, even in the most trying situations: “when they go low, we go high.” The sentiment struck a collective chord, as it felt like all of us (some certainly more than others) felt bullied by the negativity of one of the most grueling elections in American History.
At that moment, we were reminded the dignity, grace and brilliance with which Michelle held her position as First Lady and the type of role model she had become. With her third Vogue cover, the 2016 December issue, these traits and more were beautifully captured by the legendary Annie Leibovitz. So what’s next? “I will take the same approach leaving as I did coming in,” she explains. “I won’t know until I’m there. I’ve never been the former first lady of the United States before. But I will always be engaged in some way in public service and public life.” We will miss you, Michelle.