Today, July 26, 2016, a woman was nominated for President of the United States of America. That has never happened before. Now, when it happens again, it won’t be that big of a deal. And that’s a pretty big deal.
Months ago, I didn’t expect to be as emotional about this as I am. Politics have worn me out this year. But my tears today had nothing to do with party platforms or policies.
I was never told as a kid that a woman couldn’t be the president. But it never happened, so my reality as an American for the past 35 years (and for the past 227 years) has been: A woman as our government’s leader? Our cultural guide? Our military chief? Our highest in command? A woman? In a respected top position of power? THE position of power? Nope. Never.
So, yeah. Today things CHANGED.