Unic Press UK: The former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has changed her Twitter bio following the conversation she had with eminent storyteller Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche during the PEN World Voices Festival, which was held in New York last month.
Hillary’s bio on Twitter which used to read “Wife, mom, grandma, women+kids advocate, FLOTUS, Senator, SecState, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, 2016 presidential candidate,” now reads:
“2016 Democratic Nominee, SecState, Senator, hair icon. Mom, Wife, Grandma x2, lawyer, advocate, fan of walks in the woods & standing up for our democracy.”
During the conversation between Chimamanda and Hillary in New York after the latter’s lecture at the PEN World Voices Festival, where more than 165 writers and artists from around the globe gathered, Chimamanda asked several questions in a conversation that lasted circa 60 minutes:
Chimamanda: “In your Twitter account, the first word that describes you is wife. And then I think it’s mom, and then it’s grandmother. And when I saw that, I have to confess that I felt just a little bit upset. And then I went and I looked at your husband’s Twitter account, and the first word was not husband.”
Hillary: “When you put it like that, I’m going to change it. It shouldn’t be either/or. It should be that if you are someone who is defining yourself by what you do and what you accomplish, and that is satisfying, then more power to you. That is how you should be thinking about your life and living it.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (CNA) is “the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and a New York Times Notable Book; and Americanah, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named one of The New York Times Top Ten Best Books of 2013. Ms. Adichie is also the author of the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck.” Her writings also include a recent book, ‘Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions’, published in 2017.