I am in a unique position. I had the experience of being in the white house and living in the White House for many years. I was the longest first lady in history. While this was unique, what was also unique was my ability and work assisting the president, my husband. I was more than your average first lady. I was an asset, I was a huge boon to his presidency. I can say this now with no ego, as I look back, and of course, I am in another dimension where I must state the absolute truth.
My husband could not have done that job, carried on that role, without me. I was INTEGRAL to his administration. I was so clearly an equal partner with him, although most would deny this. I felt that ALL humans should have equal rights, equity. THIS was not an idea that the masses understood. Many felt that I was a liberal taking care of the undeserving. NOT true. I was helping them help themselves. Teaching them to fish. And I could have done more. I see that now. I wish that I could have done more.
I am somewhat inspired by many of the women I see now in your world, but I am also appalled at what appears to be so much backward thinking. Women can be strong and act strong. AND they should. Women are as smart as if not smarter than men. Women are NOT overly emotional beings. Women are often more in touch with their humanity and intuition which can and MUST be used for guidance in all areas.
I ENCOURAGE and insist that all women must take care of themselves first. Mothers (and Fathers), teach your children, boys AND girls, to take care of themselves. YES! This means doing their own laundry, cooking and such. Teach them to be independent. Teach them to think for themselves. Teach them to SEE, eyes wide open, all humans…..Teach them to see color but not to oppress. Teach them to use their power and position for the good of humans. ALL HUMANS. At times this may appear to be out of balance as the humans in need must have more to get in balance. To give a fair shot. Teach your children to LOVE themselves so that they will love their neighbors. Use your privilege wisely.
This will not be our only message. Being willing to stand up for what you FEEL is the right thing. LISTEN to your heart, your soul, your deep knowing.
Women, your time is coming. NOW is your time. Don’t let the assholes get you down. Don’t let the assholes take you down. AND STICK together. YES! TOGETHER is important. Don’t tear down your sisters.
YOU have my support through the ages and NOW. Seek me out.