What Are These Former First Kids Up to Now?
Being president of the United States comes with great power, obv, and that goes hand in hand with having one of the highest public profiles of anyone in the world. But while anyone running for president has chosen to make that trade-off, their family members are thrust into that same spotlight — whether or not they want to be.
As they prepare to leave the White House, here’s how a few other recent First Daughters have fared.
1. Jenna and Barbara Bush: The fraternal twins, daughters of George W. and Laura Bush, were 19 when their father was inaugurated in 2001. They were freshmen in college, Jenna at the University of Texas in Austin, and Barbara at Yale. After Jenna was arrested twice in two weeks (for possession of alcohol and then for using a fake ID), she gained a reputation for being hard-partying, though she really just sounds like a typical college student. Since then she’s gone on to become a journalist working for NBC and Southern Living magazine, while Barbara heads a health advocacy organization she also founded.
2. Chelsea Clinton: At just shy of 13 when her father was elected, Chelsea Clinton spent the most awkward, uncomfortable years of most people’s lives as one of the most recognizable people in the world. Yikes. Yet she made it out and went on to rack up a few degrees from prestigious universities, and now holds seats on the boards of several companies and non-profit organizations, including her family’s Clinton Foundation. Depending on how the presidential election turns out in November, Chelsea could be the First Daughter again.
What do you think we’ll see Malia and Sasha doing in 10 years? Let us know on Twitter @BritandCo!
(Photos via Paul Hawthorne and Rick Stewart / Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!