Alyssa Thorne
Updated Feb 07, 2017 @ 3:53 pm
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The 2017 MAKERS Conference Day 1
Credit: Rachel Murray/ Getty Images

If you’re anything like us, wading through the political happenings of this year has been DIFFICULT. And we think we’re not alone in wishing our girl Hillary Clinton had been around more with some words of wisdom when we’ve needed it most, but luckily SHE’S BACK NOW, and we’re feeling a little brighter and happier after watching Hillary Clinton’s surprise kick-off video for the 2017 MAKERS conference. MAKERS bills itself as a “storytelling platform for the trailblazing women of today and tomorrow,” which is definitely something we can get behind.

Also, this video ended the ‘inspirational speech about being a woman from Hillary Clinton’ drought, and for that, we’re forever grateful.

We could also use a little more inspiration to get through the day, lately UGHHHH. As always, HRC’s words are giving us chills. We def teared up a little bit when she said:

We also paid special attention to the part where Hillary Clinton encouraged strong women to speak out and lead, because that’s sort of what we want from her, going forward. Y’know, Trump might be president, but now more than ever we need powerful women like Hillary Clinton to continue to stand up for us and help us fight the fight in the public eye.

We love that HRC still believes “the future is female,” and we hope she’s going to fight alongside us as we try to make sure this hope becomes a reality. We’re also def keeping an eye on the MAKERS full schedule to see what else is on the horizon.