Happy International #DayoftheGirl, everyone! A year ago today, the Obama Foundation launched the Girls Opportunity Alliance to empower adolescent girls through education. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many inspiring girls from all around the world. I’ve seen the promise unique to each one of them—and the resolve they have inside to get their education. They’re the stories and the smiling faces that have inspired me to keep lifting up these young women so they can fulfill their boundless potential. Today, on the Day of the Girl, I'm thrilled to share the news that in December, I'll be traveling to Asia to meet with some of these girls and the organizations that support them. I’ll be going to Vietnam, where the Girls Opportunity Alliance is collaborating with Room to Read to shine a light on important efforts to empower girls. I can’t wait to share the incredible stories I find there with you, and in the meantime, I hope you’ll take a moment to check out this one from the Rock Paper Scissors Children's Fund, which provides bikes to girls to help them get to school quickly and safely. On the Day of the Girl and every day, I hope that all of you will find a way to support adolescent girls around the world. You don’t have to fly to Vietnam—you can host a bake sale, organize a project with your friends, get your office involved, and so much more. Check out the projects on the Girls Opportunity Alliance Fund and let me know how you’re taking action:
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Throwing it back to my 1982 prom night and this pink satin, polka-dotted dress.

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I loved spending my Saturday with @Oprah and all of the inspiring people who came out for #Oprahs2020VisionTour at Barclays Center. When we make wellness a priority, we’re better able to show up to all areas of our lives. For me, that means sticking to the basics: plenty of sleep, regular exercise, and full, healthy meals. What does wellness mean to you? #SelfcareSunday

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