I was born towards the end of the Clinton era. I was a child during the Bush years, so the only president I’ve ever really known is Barack Obama. I remember watching election coverage late at night on Nickelodeon’s Nick News in 2008 and not really understanding what was going on. I was only 12 and I didn’t grow up in a house that paid attention to politics. Through my teen years, I was inspired and proud to have a president that advocated for LGBT+ rights and was an unabashed POC. I am so sincerely saddened that his legacy has already begun to be dismantled by the Republican-lead House & Senate, as well as the absolute vial monster about to take the presidency. In honor of the president I grew up with, with all my respect and admiration, here are some of my favorite photos of Barack Obama, because no president has ever been as cool as Obama.
Thanks, Obama. 🖤
Catch me crying and not watching the Inauguration here.