Hillary Clinton is not just a famous politician, but she’s a badass mother and woman too. In this new interview, Ms. Clinton gets super candid about her life growing up, the guilt she sometimes feels as a working mother, and her passion for conquering her fears. It’s insanely inspiring! Especially what Hillary has to say about motherhood.
When asked by one of the women in the video – Chrisella Lim, who is a CEO and mother herself – if Hillary ever felt the guilt of being a working mother that so many women feel, her answer was powerful:
“Yes. All the time. I don’t know that it’s possible to escape that sense of guilt. When you become a mom, it is such an overwhelming experience and responsibility. You want to do right by that baby all the time. Everybody’s different. You have to decide what’s best for you.”
It’s so true – so often as moms we’re constantly compared to other moms. If we’re not working, we’re judged. If we are working, we’re judged. Instead of lifting one another up and encouraging one another, we’re in constant battle against one another. It’s so important, like Ms. Clinton says, to focus on what’s best for you and your family.
When asked about parenting and working, Hillary had more valuable insight:
“We’re the only advanced economy in the world that doesn’t have paid family leave. Wouldn’t that be a good thing?”
YES, IT WOULD. It’s so amazing to hear someone with the influence and power that Hillary possesses speaking so much truth. Paid family leave and paid sick days are instrumental in the health and wellbeing of a family, and families with working parents.
One of the best quotes in the interview (and trust us, there are tons), is Hillary on fear:
“You can’t be governed by fear. You cannot give into fear. You have to move from fear, to resolve, to resilience.”
So powerful. Watch the full interview here.