What? You didn’t know the First Lady and I were like best buds?
Yeah, so a few days ago in China, after all of her press appearances, we were enjoying some tea….
Ok, so what really happened was… A few Fridays ago I received an email from CNN iReport team requesting a video question for the First Lady about educational exchange. From those submitted, a few would be selected for Mrs. Obama to personally answer during her visit to China to talk education and promote the 100k Strong initiatives for educational exchanges.
After battling power cuts (I’m still in Accra, Ghana), a screaming baby in the apartment above me, the noise of the generator and challenges with lighting, I filmed a couple of takes of 2 questions that came to mind. (You can see my full submission and others here.) I uploaded my 2 video questions, photos of my study abroad experience in South Africa almost 8 years ago and a quick summary of what that experience meant to me.
Well, out of over 300 video submissions, I’m TOTALLY excited to learn that I was one of the THREE that made it into the final interview!!! *insert happy dance*
Check out the video below:
Where did you receive your first passport stamp and how has that impacted the person you are today?
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