If there's one thing I'm tired of in this election cycle, it's people telling I'm only voting for Hillary to vote against Donald Trump.
I voted for Hillary Clinton, and I can't envision a candidate I'd rather be voting for. My only wish would be that she had a more worthy opponent.
If Hillary Clinton were a man, she'd be far more popular than she is today. She has been hated vehemently and irrationally ever since she was the First Lady of Arkansas, and made it clear that she would be involving herself beyond the interior design of the governor's mansion. Women all know that we are held to a higher standard than our male counterparts for anything and everything we want to do - and none of us has done this more brilliantly or with more class than Hillary Rodham Clinton.
She has lived the last 3 decades under the microscopic glare of public opinion. Of course she has faltered - because human beings falter - but she has dealt with the hate and the misogyny and and being blamed for her husband's infidelity while simultaneously being a champion for women and children and humans all over the world. Never giving up. Never surrendering.
I was proud to cast my ballot for her, and I am excited to call her my President. It's time for love and equality and the inherent worth of all humans to win out over bigotry, misogyny, and xenophobia.