As if we needed further proof that the Obamas are the most social media-minded First Family ever to reside in the White House, our fearless FLOTUS has gone and followed on the heels of the President and joined Instagram. Welcome to the fold, Michelle!
Michelle launched her Instagram account, @michelleobama, this morning with an image and a video from the Obamas’ Africa trip. From June 26 to July 2, Barack, Michelle, Malia, and Sasha will be touring Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania; the President will be meeting with government, business, and civil society leaders, while the First Lady and their daughters will be spending their time with young people and highlighting the power of education.
The very first photo Michelle shared is the one seen above; she sent it out into the world along with the message, “My first Instagram! So inspired and so impressed by these extraordinary young women. -mo #FLOTUSinAfrica.” She’ll be signing all of her photos and videos with the caption “-mo”—just, y’know, so we can be sure they came from her—and you can follow all her travels during the trip with the hashtag #FLOTUSinAfrica. The White House just launched an Instagram account of their own, by the way (@whitehouse); you’ll also be able to keep track of the First Family’s adventures there.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.