Hillary Clinton is getting real about her post-election life!
“The truth is, life hands all of us setbacks,” the 69-year-old former Presidential Nominee said during a Girls Inc. event in NYC on Tuesday, March 7. “Now, we know that. And if you have lived long enough, you have experienced them, haven’t you?”
“I have had my ups and my downs. In the last months I have done my share of sleeping, a little soul searching and reflecting, long walks in the woods, and in those moments I am thankful for my own village, my community and family and friends who have supported and encouraged me,” Hillary continued, according to CNN.
If you walk into the woods and say her name three times, Hillary Clinton will appear for a selfie and some encouraging words. pic.twitter.com/ffgFO04LkF
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“I have also been buoyed by the love and support that I have received by the young women I have mentored over my time. They inspire me every day,” she added.
Hillary — who attended the event to accept the non-profit organization’s Champion for Girls Award — additionally encouraged women to continue their political work.
“We have to keep fighting. We have to remain stubborn. We have to look for ways to mentor and support,” she said. “And we have to understand that despite setbacks and stumbles on our long march to full equality, everywhere I look, there are signs of hope.”
Hillary with her daughter, Chelsea.
Earlier this year, Hillary’s only child with husband Bill Clinton, daughter Chelsea Clinton, similarly opened up about how her mom has been coping with her election loss.
“Everything we believed before the election, we still believe,” the former First Daughter told Refinery 29. “Everything we worked so hard for, we have to continue to work hard for. It requires engagement in our own communities.”
“We want young people to set goals they can really reach. Not goals that are unambitious, but goals that are achievable. If you achieve a goal today, and a goal tomorrow, ultimately you’re able to get where you want to be,” Chelsea, 37, continued.