Selfless Snaps: Michelle Obama Joins Instagram + Supports Women on Africa Trip

Photo: (@michelleobama on Instagram)

Photo: (@michelleobama on Instagram)

As the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama is one of the most powerful women in the world. And she’s used her time in the White House to encourage other women to be powerful agents of change in their own lives, too. Now that FLOTUS has joined Instagram, we’ll get a closer look at the great work she’s doing to inspire women all over the world.

During her recent trip to Africa, Mrs. Obama was spotted smiling and taking pictures with young girls and women in Senegal. In her first Instagram post, the First Lady wrote, “So inspired and so impressed by these extraordinary young women.” Even though she’s new to the social media channel, there are already some great images on there. One of our favorites is one of the FLOTUS giving a speech at the MLK Middle School in Dakar, where she told listeners, “You are all role models for my daughters, which is why I brought them here today — so that they could be inspired by you just like I am.”

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Photo: (Instagram)

We don’t know about you, but we’re anxiously awaiting more Instagram updates. If you want to keep up with the FLOTUS while she’s abroad, make sure you watch the livestream of her Google+ Hangout with MTV Base tomorrow! If you are inspired by Michelle Obama’s Instagram updates and want to help young girls and women around the world, check out the action widgets below for great organizations you can support.

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