It all began with a pantsuit

In a time and place that now feels foreign, Queen Jules and I were super excited about our Democrat Presidential Nominee. But somehow we’ve found ourselves trapped in the Upside Down World (cue 80’s theme music and scary serif font). To make matters worse Rory Gilmore said four words that we weren’t prepared to hear. And almost every legendary music icon died. You may think you know how this story ends, except, her story is not finished. Hillary Rodham Clinton did not win the electoral vote on November 8, 2016, but she did get our attention.

Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of women peacefully made their voices heard across the US and around the world. Even small mountain towns like where I live — better known for shredding powder and drinking craft beer — put down their skis for a day and picked up protest signs. Seriously you can’t normally get these many people together unless there is a beer festival in town.

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This blog was created to remind all of us of the amazing women who dedicate their lives to public service. Some of them might be forgotten, don’t get much credit, or are fighting a very hard uphill battle, but we dedicate each post to sharing herstory with you.

Our first thanks, of course, goes to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Thank you for your tireless efforts and providing us inspiration when we needed it most.

“Now, I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but some day someone will and hopefully sooner than we might think right now. And — and to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”

Stay tuned for more stories of amazing public servants.

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