“If women everywhere had this, felt this empowerment — whether it’s through a sibling or a friend or a colleague or whatever it is — maybe we’d be in a place where we felt better about the state of women in our country,” Jenna says.Unique among all First Children, Jenna and Barbara are the only twins — and they think that has made all the difference.Both say they wouldn’t have wanted to, but even if they hadn’t been too young, “I think regardless, Dad probably wouldn’t have us work in the White House,” says Jenna.And anyway, the White House belongs to their youth.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) RELATED: Jenna Bush Hager, sister Barbara Bush share secrets of being a twin If you're looking for some inspiration to jump-start your own morning routine, you've come to the right place!Tis the season of the political memoir, even for those who avoided last year’s election glare.We were too young and immature to consider how much my mother had wanted and wished for siblings of her own, to see how the bond between Barbara and me might have made her feel like an outsider.” Now Jenna and her mother are very close, and co-authors of two children’s books. Bush is depicted as a never-bumbling source of strength, as when Barbara went through a break-up and he checked in with her every day. Your family loves you which is a lot more important than one slip.Or when Jenna made a gaffe on-air during the 2017 Golden Globe awards, mashing up the African-American-lead films Hidden Figures and Fences to say “Hidden Fences.” She woke up to a text from her father: “I hear the twitter world is buzzing because of something you said. I made a lot of slips and overall they did not matter. All will be well.” There is one story, more than any other, that seems especially painful to tell.
“Which is kind of the heartbreaking part of it, too.
“Luckily for me,” she writes, “the cameramen must have realized there are some photos that are just too awful to take.” In 2006, Barbara visited Italy for the Olympic Games and ended up at lunch with Silvio Berlusconi, who told her, “If I was younger, I’d have children with you,” she recalls.
“A few sentences after that, the female translator stopped translating.” Being First Daughters brought a series of challenges for the sisters.
But as she revealed to SELF magazine, she squeezes plenty in before she even gets to the office.
Barbara Pierce Bush attends the Whitney Museum of American Art's opening night party at it's new downtown location on Friday, April 24, 2015, in New York.