The U.S. won’t have its first woman president in 2017, but that doesn’t mean that Hillary Clinton didn’t inspire girls throughout America. And 10-year-old Kaia James just articulated how much Hillary did so by writing the most touching letter to Clinton on YourTango. Seriously, James’ words about how Clinton inspired HER will inspire YOU.

She started off by thanking Clinton for standing up for all women and girls. “You have proven to me that men are not stronger than women,” James wrote.

Although it’s heartbreaking to say she was more inspired because Clinton lost, James is finding the silver lining like many of us Clinton supporters have been trying to do over the last few days.


James also loved Clinton’s message of inclusion throughout her presidential campaign, writing:

Another reason that James stated she felt so connected to Clinton was because she can personally relate to Clinton’s story about wanting to be an astronaut when she was a girl because James herself wants to be an astronaut.

While NASA may not have allowed women to becomes astronauts back in the 1960s, James lives in a world where she knows she can be anything, thanks to women like Clinton. Even if it is still the depressing truth that America has never had a female president, James is taking something good from this loss.

This isn’t the first time that a young feminist has written a letter to Clinton and it surely won’t be the last. Knowing that girls like James have been encouraged to finish what Clinton started is at least something to put a smile on your face. Because as the T-shirt says (and this writer owned said T-shirt), “Someday a women will be president!”

And that president just may be James, as she wrote, “You have fought for us and now it is our turn to fight for you.”