We’ve always had a soft spot for Hillary Clinton, so when we saw her good-humored response to the Texts From Hillary tumblr last month, her status as “Coolest Secretary of State Ever” was solidified in our minds. Just when we thought she couldn’t get any better, we came across this quote from her on Styleite from an interview she did with CNN. Within the interview, she addressed recent criticism of her appearances wearing less than a full face of makeup.
“I feel so relieved to be at the stage I’m at in my life right now, Jill. Because you know if I want to wear my glasses I’m wearing my glasses. If I want to wear my hair back I’m pulling my hair back. You know at some point it’s just not something that deserves a lot of time and attention. And if others want to worry about it, I let them do the worrying for a change. It doesn’t drive me crazy anymore. It’s just not something I think is important anymore.”
Aside from how ridiculous it is that one of the most powerful women in the world still has to deal with criticism over her makeup and hair, we think her attitude is inspiring. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all stop worrying so much?
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