Jill Biden in ‘Vogue’: Hear what she said about education and more
The August issue of Vogue magazine is officially out, and first lady Dr. Jill Biden is gracing the front cover. In the intimate interview with Dr. Jill Biden, the nation’s first lady opened up to Vogue about her life with Joe Biden, rumors about her, the presidential campaign, and of course, the power of education.
Let’s take a look at some of the great pics from the magazine, and also read about what she talked about here.
A busy life
It’s no secret that Dr. Jill Biden has quite a busy life having to balance her role as the nation’s first lady while also simultaneously working in the education field as a professor. While most of us may know her as a political figure, to workers and students at Sauk Valley Community College in Illinois, she is seen as Dr. Jill Biden the college professor.
Jill Biden has often pitched for free community college as she’s a firm believer in the importance of education, and the pitch is part of the $1.8 trillion American Families Plan that President Biden proposed to Congress back in April. Apparently, the professor said that many people did not believe she could continue teaching when her husband became the president. However, she soon proved them wrong.
It doesn’t mean that her life has been smooth sailing since the campaign though. It just means that she had to work even harder to balance out her career as a professor while also fighting for what she wants to do as her role as the nation’s first lady. Dr. Jill Biden had to really step it up to balance politics with her normal life in the education field, and Vogue specified that she really was incredibly busy with numerous tasks on the daily.
When asked by Vogue as to how the first lady now feels about the mood of the country, Dr. Jill Biden admitted: “During the campaign, I felt so much anxiety from people; they were scared. When I travel around the country now, I feel as though people can breathe again. I think that’s part of the reason Joe was elected”.
“People wanted someone to come in and heal this nation, not just from the pandemic, which I feel Joe did by, you know, getting shots in everybody’s arms. But also…he’s just a calmer president. He lowers the temperature”, she said of her husband. As for her own role in politics, she reflected: “When I became second lady—and there was so much I wanted to do—I always said, ‘I will never waste this platform”.
“And now I have a bigger platform. and I feel every day, like….What could I give up? That I would want to give up? Nothing. If anything, I feel like adding more things, but I know it’s not possible, because you want to stay centered, because you want to do things well. And there’s so much to do. There is…so. Much. To. Do”, she continued.
Vogue even mentioned that Joe Biden himself shared a few words over the phone. He opened up about how while Jill had even been hesitant to be a wife of a U.S. senator, “it was clear to me that she knew exactly what she would do if she were the first lady. And so she came in, I think—knowing the experience of being vice president, knowing the power of the presidency—knowing that she could change things”.
He then recalled witnessing the first time Jill Biden spoke in front of a large crowd, and he said: “and I was like, That’s my girl. So proud. She would just go do it, and she got better and better”. He did admit that the presidency has affected their message, and said: “I miss her. I’m really proud of her. But it’s not like we can just go off like we used to”.
“It’s part of the deal. But this life prevents it”, the president said. “We have to figure out a way—and I mean this sincerely—to be able to steal time for one another. I think that’s the deal”.