A young girl who went viral after a photo of her admirably gazing at a portrait of Michelle Obama in a museum can soon add published author to her resume.
In March, a photo of a then 2-year-old Parker Curry awestruck by the painting of Mrs. Obama at the National Portrait Gallery went viral. It was later revealed the toddler believed Mrs. Obama was a queen -- and not wrongfully so.
Feeling all the feels. 😭 When I look at this picture I think back to my first field trip in elementary school to a museum. I had only seen paintings in encyclopedias up to that point in my life. There was a show up of work by painter @thebobartlett whose work still inspires me to this day. There was a painting of a black man standing in front of a house. I don't remember a lot about my childhood, but I do have a few emotional memories etched into my mind forever and seeing that painting of a man that looked like he could be my father stopped me dead in my tracks. This was my first time seeing real paintings that weren't in a book and also weren't painted in another century. I didn't realize that none of them had me in them until I saw that painting of Bo's. I knew I wanted to be an artist already, but seeing that painting made me realize that I could. What dreams may come? #representationmatters
With a little help from her mama, Curry is now penning a book and will draw some inspiration from the Becoming author, according to Page Six.
The premise of the book will revolve around "a little girl named Parker looking at Michelle Obama's portrait," Jessica Curry, Parker's mom, told Page Six TV.
Since the photo of the now 3-year-old Parker staring in awe at the forever FLOTUS went viral, the two have struck up a lovely friendship and even reunited on the Washington, D.C., stop of Mrs. Obama's book tour last month.
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So grateful to be present for @michelleobama’s Washington, D.C. conversation about her book #Becoming. . . . . #iambecoming #becoming #michelleobama #queen #firstlady #bestie #inspiration #live #love #swerve #washingtonian #instagood #ontheblog #newblogpost #happymamahappybabies
Young girls paying homage to the former lawyer have become the norm, which is a testament to how uplifting Mrs. Obama's impact as a global figure has been over the last decade. Ella-Loraine Brown opted to portray the first Black first lady in her younger years by dressing up as Mrs. Obama when she was a freshman at Princeton University. The 8-year-old nailed the look from the matching hairstyle all the way down to the accompanying tote bag.
For her school’s “Cultural Heroes Day,” Ella-Lorraine chose to dress up as @MichelleObama as a freshman at Princeton University. Ella respects her elders & enjoys black history. pic.twitter.com/8fMwrXtWSx— THE CONNET (@THEAlleyeceeing) December 9, 2018
We trying to be like her too, y'all.
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