Our First Lady Michelle Obama will be gracing the October issue of Essence magazine. She has been named in the issue as one of the world's most influential black women. Essence's October issue will be featuring their 2011 Power List. In the issue, Mrs. Obama dishes on how she's teaching her daughters at an early age that it's OKAY for them to invest in themselves:

“If we don’t have the energy, we can’t pass it on. I learned it from watching my own mother (Marian Robinson) not invest in herself, for example. She’s starting to do that. But she came from the tradition of family first. She wouldn’t even go to the hairdresser on a regular basis. I want to show my girls that it is perfectly fine to invest in yourself and to start to do it early, embrace it and not feel guilty about the time we put into ourselves.”

What a treat for those of us who already subscribe to Essence magazine. If you are not a current subscriber, you can get your copy on newsstands September 12th!

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