A girl can be anything she wants
All the years of rage and hopelessness and beating my head and heart against the relentless oppression of women's strength, and tonight I see a woman standing in the midst of a cheering crowd, winning her party's nomination to become President. I felt in my heart as a young girl that the words "You can be anything you want, even President" were a lie. There had never been a President who wasn't a White man. That's who Presidents are.
Eight years ago a Black man stood in the midst of a cheering crowd, a Black man became President. It was such a strange sight, strange and wonderful. A wall came tumbling down.
But in my heart I still believed that there would never be a woman President in my lifetime. I would never see a woman empowered to be the leader of our nation.
And then tonight my heart broke open and all those years of rage and hopelessness and beating my head and heart against the relentless oppression of women's strength—of MY strength—flew out and left only stunned hope. Maybe it wasn't a lie. Maybe a girl really can be anything she wants now, even President.
Posted by Dianne at 12:06 AM