Chelsea Clinton reacts to #MeToo, #TimesUp movements

The "She Persisted Around the World" author says she hopes women speaking about sexual misconduct means the next generation of girls will have their voices "so valued and listened to."
6:08 | 03/06/18

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Look at the little ones. March is women's history month. We're celebrating barrier breakers around the globe. Former first daughter and busy mother of two, Chelsea Clinton is here. Her new children's book -- yeah. Her new book, "She persisted around the world" features 13 incredible women's stories. There was no applause sign. That came from the heart from the people here. Thank you, robin. So happy to be here with you. My first interview since book came out today. And just to share these remarkable stories of 10 women who have changed the the world for the better for all of the the children you see today and -- Some of the women they will know. Some not. Was there a story that surprised you? Thank you, robin. A story I've been thinking about a lot this week is Viola Desmond. Considered the Rosa parks of Canada. Her ground breaking molt came in 1946, before Rosa parks. Famously and thankfully stayed seated on the bus in Montgomery. Viola Desmond, who helped cat Liz the women's rights movement incanada, this week, will be announced, unvald on the $10 billion in Canada. I'm really excited that Canada is doing that. I can't wait for my nieces and nephews to read this book. Did being a mom inspire you to do this? Oh, completely. Being a mom inspires me to do everything in my life. Charlotte and Aiden are the most important part of my life. One of the the most gratifying moments the for me as an author is the little boys coming up and telling me the stories of fierce, remarkable women. They need to know these stories as well as the precious little girls. Your son a little young. Charlotte is a little older. Have you read it to her? I have. She loves both books, thankfully. She's not old enough to be deceitful. So I know she's telling me the truth. She's not even 3 1/2. The story she couldn't get over was that of CICI. The first captain of the Brazilian women's song soccer team. They couldn't play soccer in Brazil, women, until 1979. She had to play soccer in secret. And then she kind of helped create the greatest soccer culture for girls, arguably, in the world. My daughter kept saying, but mom, I play soccer. I know. You play soccer because women like CICI fought for your right and their right to play soccer. Y'all, the book is absolutely beautiful. Your editor. The ill straugss. What we're learning. It's a history lesson. Told through these beautiful, beautiful stories from women all around the the world. I'm so grateful for my extraordinary illustrator Alexandra. Thank you for talking about her work. She does help the stories be so inspirational. But also approachable. I want little girls and buys to see themselves in these stories. As they imagine what they want to be and do in the world. I know you said after the election that your mother had some extra time. She was really enjoying being a grandmother. And spending time. How is she doing? She's great. Aiden calls her gaga. He can't get grandmother yet. It's so meaningful for me to watch the relationship my children are developing with my mother because I was so close to my grandmother. You dedicate the book to her. Dorothy. You have been the same advocate for women and girls. Seeing the me too movement and time's up, what does that mean to you? That hopefully the little girls here won't have that moment. Their voices will be so valid and listened to. You want to hear from them? Yes. I was tough. They can be tough. Damiana, where are you? Oh, I know this one. Uh-oh. What's your question. Can you share a story about how you didn't take no for an answer? That is a great question. That is a great question. I will say, I'm really lucky to have had parents and my grandmother who always told me that everything just should be yes. But for me, I loved ballet when I was little. I took ball ballet all the way through school I wasn't going to be that good. No matter how hard I worked, I could never excel. I was lucky enough to have parents who told me, if that's what I loved, it was okay that I wasn't the best. If that gave me joy, I should be doing that. So -- I heard no, but I just decided to answer yes. Instead. Yes. All right. We vom a little time left. 12-year-old Emma. Emma? Where are you? Emma? Okay. What's your question? How can kids our age use our voice to create change? Oh. Well, I would say, whatever issue you really care about, that you're passionate about, is the issue you should start on. The fact that you're here on live television asking a question says to me that you are using your voice already. So just keep using it. Stand up for whatever sit you think is right. Whether that's at school, in your community, in our country. And make sure you vote when you turn 18.

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