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Hillary Clinton reemerged from the shadows since losing the election to President Donald Trump last November, and many of her supporters had been clamoring for her to return to the scene. The former First Lady made her first public video address, and her comment “the future is female” began trending on Twitter this morning.

Clinton recorded the video for the 2017 Makers conference, an effort conducted by AOL that brings together women in leadership roles or those on that path to share their journies. Clinton’s message supported the mission of Makers and her statement struck a chord in the wake of the recent Women’s March on Washington and reported moves made by Trump’s administration that could violate women’s rights.

Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that yes, the future is female,” Clinton said in the clip. “Just look at the amazing energy we saw last month as women organized a march that galvanized millions of people all over our country and across the world.”

This year’s Makers conference has embraced the theme of “Be Bold,” which pushed Clinton to be even more encouraging in tone.

“We need strong women to step up and speak out. We need you to dare greatly and lead boldly. So please, set an example for every women and girl out there who’s worried about what the future holds and wonders whether our rights, opportunities and values will endure,” Clinton added.

Secretary Clinton will be releasing a book of essays at a later time, some of which will focus on her loss to Trump.

The root of the quote can be traced back to musician Alix Dobkin, better explained in this piece from Think Progress.

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