I'm With Her
I'm with her because I am a mother. I'm with her because I am a wife. I'm with her because I am a sister, and a daughter and a friend. I'm with her because I am a patriot. I am with her because first and foremost I am a WOMAN.
If this election has anything positive that we can take away from it, for me it's that women are finally saying ENOUGH. We are tried of being objectified. We are tired of hearing people talk about our bodies, like they are some measure of who we are. We are tired of fearing for our safety when walking alone. We are tired of getting paid less and being expected to work more. We are tired of being marginalized. We are tired of being forced out of the workforce for making the decision to start a family. We are tired of being told we are not enough. We are tired of being talked over. We are tired of the stereotypes. We are tired of being pitted against one another. We are tired of being told what we can do with our OWN bodies. We are tired of being told that we are too emotional, or sensitive when we show vulnerability. We are tired of being called a bitch when we show strength. Most of all we are tired of hearing for boorish, entitled, middle-aged men who no matter what our qualifications are will tell us we are not enough. In short, we are tired of it all.
I have thought Hillary was the most qualified candidate from the beginning of this race. In fact, I thought she was the most qualified candidate 8 years ago. I feel like I have been waiting my entire life to vote for a woman (something I never even considered possible as a child) and I could not be more proud and excited that that woman is Hillary Clinton.
Once she's elected I truly hope that this movement FOR women BY women continues at the same rate that it is moving right now. I hope that together we will all stand up to the men who will always attempt to knock us down. I hope that we will send the message to our children that we will not be bullied. We will not be objectified. We will not tolerate sexual assault, or the mention of sexual assault. I hope we will all see that we can be anything, even the leader of the free world and that no man can take that away. Not with threats and certainly not with violence.
I'm bringing my boys with me to vote on November 8, and I tear up knowing that my sons will have in their subconscious a memory of their mother, voting for the first woman president. The other day I saw a picture of Suffragette Ada Wright being beaten at the polls while attempting to vote and it took my breath away. We have come so far, but listening to the chatter during this election cycle you wouldn't know it. I can feel the movement happening and I hope you can too.
In the end, I am with her because she is with us. To show our support, all Hillary products in the shop are currently 20% off, in celebration that we are less than 20 days from the election, and all proceeds will be immediately sent to her campaign. All orders placed this week will be received by November 8 so you too can show your support for one of the greatest women of our time. I look forward to the day that I can use the term Madam President and I pray that November 8 is that day. Xx