Our forever First Lady Michelle Obama is gracing the cover of Elle Magazine’s December issue. She looks absolutely stunning, trading in her pencil skirt and kitten heels for a leather bustier and lace stiletto booties!

She gets candid in her interview with Oprah Winfrey, speaking openly about what her life was like in the White House, how the media portrayed her, and making headlines for her clothing instead of what she stands for. “I’d stepped offstage after having been moved to tears while speaking to the girls at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, only to learn that the first question directed to one of my staffers by a reporter had been ‘Who made her dress?’ This stuff got me down, but I tried to reframe it as an opportunity to learn, to use what power I could find inside a situation I’d never have chosen for myself. If people flipped through a magazine primarily to see the clothes I was wearing, I hoped they’d also see the military spouse standing next to me or read what I had to say about children’s health,” Mrs. Obama wrote.

She openly discusses Donald Trump and the accusations, who would continue to leverage hateful, race-baiting irrational criticism during his presidential campaign and now, his presidency.  Mrs. Obama revealed that Trump’s irresponsible assertions endangered her family in unforgivable ways.

Oprah asked:

You write about Donald Trump stoking the false notion that your husband was not born in this country. You write, “Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this, I’d never forgive him.” Why was it important for you to say that at this time?

Mrs. Obama’s Response:

“To think that some crazed person might be ginned up to think my husband was a threat to the country’s security; and to know that my children, every day, had to go to a school, and soccer games, parties, and travel; to think that this person would not take into account that this was not a game—that’s something that I want the country to understand. I want the country to take this in, in a way I didn’t say out loud, but I am saying now. It was reckless, it put my family in danger, and it wasn’t true. And he knew it wasn’t true. “

Now that the intensity of her White House years are over, Mrs. Obama is adjusting to her new life as a civilian. She is promoting a multi-city stadium tour to promote her freshly released best-selling memoir, Becoming. That’s what we call “going high”!