Obama also opened up about the intimate photo taken of her and President Obama for the October issue of Essence.

By Alexia Fernández
Updated September 21, 2016 01:10 AM
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Michelle Obama and Stephen Colbert
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First Lady Michelle Obama made a special appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday to promote her initiative, Let Girls Learn, and talk about leaving the White House.

FLOTUS hosted a Broadway concert for the United Nations General Assembly on Monday.

“Part of it is bringing awareness to the issue,” the First Lady said. “We know that we have to be on the ground. You can’t change culture if you’e not a part of the culture. Every community is different.”

When Colbert asked Obama how it felt to spend her final months in the White House, she said it’d be hard to leave a place full of memories.

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“It’s definitely bittersweet. Everything is the last and I find myself choking up. We’ve raised our kids in the White House,” she said. “We live in a house where people care about us and love us. It’s going to be hard to walk away from that.”

Obama also opened up about the intimate photo taken of her and President Barack Obama for the October issue of Essence.

“Barack is horrible at photo shoots,” she laughed. “And I hate doing photo shoots with him. It’s like, ‘No, you can’t go.’ They really just caught that discussion.”

She also said the moment captured on camera was a “chill out” moment between her and her husband.

A short clip of Obama’s new CNN documentary, We Will Rise also premiered on the show.

The documentary premieres on Oct. 11 on CNN.