Election day is almost upon us and this means there’s a lot flying around in the news about both presidential candidates. Though much of this news is extremely important in deciding how to cast your vote, we feel it’s rather interesting to know about some facts that are aside from policies and aren’t so widespread.
With Hillary Clinton having been in the spotlight for many years, information surrounding this Democratic Party nominee is not hard to come by. However, we’ve gathered some facts about other aspects of Clinton’s life that are worth knowing.
She’s won a Grammy. In 1996 during her first term as First Lady, Hillary Clinton published her first book It Takes A Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us. After its success Clinton then narrated the audiobook version of her book which earned her the 1997 Grammy for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album. Ironically enough Clinton herself has admitted she is not the most gifted person when it comes to singing abilities.
She was a civil rights activist – from a Republican family. Though she was a Republican supporter in her earlier years, Clinton’s views on society changed during the 1960s. She was strongly in favor of the Civil Rights Act and partook in protests after the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968, at which point she changed her political alliance to the Democratic Party.
She was astronomically ambitious. Before politics, Clinton had hoped to become the first woman in space. She wrote to NASA when she was 13 years old asking what she could do to become an astronaut and received a rather disheartening reply which stated that there wouldn’t be any female astronauts in space. Clinton has used this early experience to overcome barriers concerning the assumptions made about women.
She babysat children of migrant workers. When she was 11 years old, Hillary began to babysit children of migrant workers after her church had asked for volunteers. She claims to have learned much from this formative experience including how she became aware that the life she led was different to others.
She and Bill Clinton had a small wedding ceremony. Unlike many people around the world who tend to have lavish and expensive weddings, Hillary and Bill Clinton had a very small and intimate wedding ceremony which was held in their living room. The ceremony was performed in front of close family and friends and took place just a week after Hillary said “yes”. Even though their relationship has been marred by some controversy, you have to admire that they’ve dealt with their issues privately and are still going together.
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