I was recently contacted by Jennifer Linney, the publisher of the book POTUS Tweets, about using my photographs to illustrate the moments of history catalogued in the book.
President Barack Obama was the first sitting U.S. president to tweet from the @POTUS Twitter handle, and he did so from May 18, 2015 to January 20, 2017. That Twitter handle will pass from president to president as terms end and terms begin, and the National Archives and Records Administration has preserved President Obama’s tweets in electronic format only, under a new Twitter handle: @POTUS44
Old-fashioned paper-and-ink girl that I am, I’ve compiled a book of those tweets.
The ceremony was filmed and will be broadcast this evening. One thing that you will not see on television (I think) is the fact that the first family came out very early in the show to light the tree briefly, and then they left. We were thinking, “makes sense, they’re very busy people.” But in fact, they were backstage the entire time and made several appearances throughout the filming, culminating with the President singing jingle bells with the audience. It’s an impressive commitment the leader of our country makes to the people he serves, in his duty.
Additional photos below.
On March 25, 2016, I visited The White House as it recognized ten individuals from across the country as “White House Champions of Change for the Affordable Care Act,” in concert with the 6th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading→
I like to compare the scene in Washington to the one I found in 2008, where the red ribbon was not on the White House.
Despite the appearance of progress, there’s concern that what happened 20 years ago is happening again, today, to people who are transgender women: Continue reading→