American Mirror: “From Hollywood to politics to factory floors, everywhere women are telling the truth about their lives,” Clinton said in a clip from the address, posted to Twitter by InStyle. “And let’s make sure the world in never the same.
“You know. We have to be brave. We have to be brave enough to engage with people who disagree with us, brave enough to question and examine our own beliefs, brave enough to acknowledge that even those of us who have spent much of our life thinking about and fighting about gender issues – who even have first-hand experiences navigating male-dominated industries – may not always get it right,” she continued.
“I pledge to continue to speak out. I pledge to never give up …,” Clinton said as her voice trailed off and she began hacking into her hand.
“I will do everything I can …,” she tried again, taking a swig of water.
Clinton tried to play it off, but continued to choke back a cough, repeatedly stopping to clear her throat.
“To keep my voice, number one – to advance the rights and opportunities of women,” she said in a horse rasp as the audience laughed. “In the midst of this snowstorm … stay on the frontlines of democracy.”
The former first lady continued to sip water and even popped a lozenge in a failed attempt to quell the coughing fit. s she hacked away on a massive screen before the live audience at the Los Angeles event, conference organizers heaped praise on Clinton as “the definition of what it means to be a maker.” more/watch