Whether you like Hillary Clinton or don’t, you cannot deny that she is a pretty remarkable woman.
Her impressive resumé reads like a fictitious list compiled by a comic desperate to get laughs – because really, what woman could be a lawyer, First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of the United States, the first female to be elected Senator from New York, Secretary of State AND the Democratic Party nominee for the President of the United States? It’s the funniest joke you’ll ever hear!
But, it’s not a joke. Hillary Clinton really has done all of those things. The 70-year-old grandmother has led an extremely impressive life that most people could only dream of – once you extract her husband’s now iconic infidelity out of the equation.
Yet, for someone who seems to have it all, the Chicago-born politician and women’s rights advocate has a long list of things she’d like to tell her teenage self, from how to handle criticism to how to learn from mistakes. Despite being one of the most powerful and well-known women in the world, Clinton is not immune from imposter syndrome and feelings of self-doubt.
In a heartfelt letter for Teen Vogue, the Yale-educated lawyer-turned-politician wrote a letter to her teenage self and it’s remarkably raw and open for a woman who has lived a majority of her life trying to avoid drawing attention to herself.
“Dear Hillary,” she begins, before going on to encourage her younger self to “take risks, and don’t be afraid to get caught trying”.