“I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what this space — and spaces like it — mean for women,” she wrote. “In nearly every industry, from publishing to scientific research, women have had to forge their own paths against overwhelming odds and less-than-friendly welcomes. When I arrived in the Senate in 2001, I was one of just 13 women, and I remember how thankful I was for my female colleagues on both sides of the aisle.”
The post goes onto congratulate the The Toast’s founders, talk about Barbara Mikulski’s women-only wine o’clock Senate parties, and encourage all women to make their voices heard. It’s a very sweet note, and it seems as if the staff at The Toast, even though two of them work for the Clinton campaign, had no idea that the post would actually come to fruition.
“Hillary’s team had talked to me a few weeks back about doing something, but I didn’t want to do, like, a ‘If Hillary Were Your President’ type thing, and then they got in touch on Wednesday and said she wanted to write something HERSELF,” said Nicole Cliffe, one of the site’s co-founders. “And I said only if it was funny and they said ‘she was thinking more heartfelt?’ and here we are.”