Love her or hate her, she's shaking things up.
I grew up in the age of “take your daughter to work” days and was taught from a young age that I can be whatever I WANT to be whether that was a ballerina, an astronaut, an architect, a lion tamer or anything in between.
I remember learning in school about the wonderful women who led nations and inspired the world like Clara Barton, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, and Golda Meir. I remember being inspired to go for my dreams no matter what because a woman can do anything she wants to.
It’s only now that I fully believe the world is finally ready for us women to be whatever we want to be. Because a woman is now on the shortlist to become President of the United States.
Yes, countries all over the world have already had female leaders (Hello, Angela Merkel!). But this is the United States. We are a country to be reckoned with. We are the symbol of freedom and liberty and dreams. And we might soon have a woman in charge of all of that.
But it’s so much more than that. As if it wasn’t enough that she’s breaking down barriers by becoming the Democratic nomination, but she is proving that women should never have to sacrifice ANYTHING to be successful. She has a family. She is a devoted mother, a loving wife, a doting grandmother and SHE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.
I am not a political person. I mean I have my opinions like everyone else. But I just never really had a head for politics or elections or any of that boring (but important) stuff.
I still don’t have a clue who I plan to vote for in the coming election, although I, of course, intend to vote.
But I don’t need to know much about Clinton’s policies or have to vote for her to know that she is a heroine. Because she is showing the world and all of the women in it that you CAN have it all. You can have a job AND a family. You can be successful AND have love. You don’t have to sacrifice one for the other.
It doesn’t matter if she actually becomes president or not (whether she SHOULD be president or not), I’m glad she got the nomination. Because thanks to Hillary Clinton, I am reminded that, yes, I am a woman but I can do ANYTHING I put my mind to without having to sacrifice my own happiness. So regardless of my personal politically beliefs (not that I have any), I am proud to say #ImWithHer.