Michelle Obama, Kerry Washington look stunning on 'Glamour' cover
Three powerful women, Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kerry Washington, have joined forces to support the armed forces and their wives, and they will be appearing on the May cover of Glamour.
In the issue that hits stands April 14, the trio discuss the challenges facing servicewomen, veterans and military wives, reports E! News.
The first lady, whose “Joining Forces” campaign launched in 2011, encourages wives and other women to continue to ask for help.
“Keep asking,” she said. “Because that’s the only way I survived. My women friends—how we get through is we reach out.”
Sarah Jessica Parker added that it is not enough for those who need help to ask for it; it must also be offered.
“Being a working mother, serving, returning from Iraq or Afghanistan—I almost don’t know where to begin…. And I feel intimidated by their service; I feel ashamed that I haven’t served,” Parker said. “So I almost feel like I’m patronizing by inquiring how to help. When you see a serviceman or -woman, you always—I always—say, ‘Thank you for your service.’ But you know that’s not enough…. What do we do? Every community has a community of veterans. Where do we begin?”
Michelle Obama also talked about ways Hollywood can help, noting her work with “Got Your 6.” She maintained that Hollywood could de-stigmatize veterans and soldiers, and the way to do that “is not have these stories set apart in that braver-than-thou, more-broken-than-thou view, but incorporate veterans and military spouses into the fabric of everyday life, like Hollywood has done with gay rights issues. Think of shows like Modern Family….Hollywood can play a powerful role in normalizing veterans into our lives.”