When we look back on our lives, I bet most people would say the best moments were when we were helping someone or doing something to leave the world better than we found it.
I am one of those people.
Today, in our City, there are too many stories of New Yorkers in the shadows. The punitive pattern of torments that affect those considered “other” and “lesser” remains unchanged. Sometimes “they” are women and children and homeless; sometimes they are ethnic minorities; sometimes they are physically or mentally unwell, gay or poor.
As First Lady, I want to make a difference. I want my “life lived well” to be one that leaves the world for these New Yorkers better than we found it.
And I want you with me. Will you be a part of our journey to heal this great city?
#FLONYC is an open door to my thoughts and my passions. It’s an interactive multimedia platform and a way to share the myriad stories of my travels through New York City. I want my home on the web to be a place where you feel welcome, and get inspired to act on some of our city’s most pressing needs.
My first stop: Liberty Family Residence
As you read about this visit, I hope — through the eyes of these young children — you see some of the big challenges we face. Spending time with them made me think about the opportunities we have to make our world a better place for their future — and ours.
Let’s get started.