Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has asked Hilary Clinton why her Twitter bio begins with ‘wife’, rather than her career achievements. The two were talking at a PEN World Voices Festival lecture at the Cooper Union in Manhattan this weekend.
“In your Twitter account, the first word that describes you is ‘Wife.’ And then I think it’s ‘Mom,’ and then it’s ‘Grandmother,’” Adichie said. “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’.”
Bill Clinton’s Twitter bio leads with, “Founder, Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States.” The former democratic presidential candidate handled the question well.
“When you put it like that, I’m going to change it,” she laughed, before adding that women should be able to celebrate both their personal and professional achievements.