First lady of the United States Michelle Obama celebrated National Selfie Day by becoming the newest user of popular social media app Snapchat.
Mrs. Obama joined the messaging app Tuesday to further promote her Let Girls Learn initiative, a joint campaign aimed at addressing the range of challenges that prevent “adolescent girls from attaining a quality education that empowers them to reach their full potential,” the initiative’s website states.
According to Politico, Obama is scheduled to visit Liberia, Morocco and Spain in the coming months to continue her global advocacy efforts for girl’s education. Now, other Snapchat users can follow the first lady on her travels as she’s joined by her teen daughters, Sasha and Malia. Her mother, Marion Robinson, actress Meryl Streep, and “Slumdog Millionaire” star Freida Pinto will also accompany her on the trip, NBC News reports.
“I am so excited to continue working on this issue not just for the next seven months as first lady, but for the rest of my life,” she said at last week’s United State of Women Summit. “And it’s going to be good work, because there are a lot of good partners in this room. And I am so looking forward to really diving in.”
The first lady made her Snapchat debut with a fabulous selfie signed “MO,” according to NBC News.
She also took the time to announce her upcoming appearance on the “Late Late Show with James Corden,” Us Weekly reports. The talk show host and first lady will debut a new episode of the wildly popular segment “Carpool Karaoke.”
“Hi, I’m at the White House today,” Corden said in a video posted to FLOTUS’ Snapchat. “I’m going to take a spin in a car and sing some songs with …”
The first lady quickly chimed in,”Me!”
Aside from global education initiatives and candid karaoke crooning, Obama will also use the social media app to promote “ways to stay active and healthy,” according to a post by Kelsey Donohue, who works in FLOTUS’ office of communication.
“You will hear stories from members of our Joining Forces community,” Donahue’s post continues. “You will meet students who are beating the odds to Reach Higher to go to college. Plus, we promise many guest appearances from Bo and Sunny [the Obama’s pet dogs], too.”