Soon-to-be two-time grandma MVP and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has posted a list to her campaign site entitled “7 Ways Hillary Clinton is Just Like Your Abuela.” Apparently targeted towards Latinas (y’know, because “abuela” means “grandma” in Spanish), the #totally #shareable list of .gifs talked a lot about La Hillary knowing so much about the value of #respeto, and also showed off a photo of her with Marc Anthony, who everyone knows abuelas love.

At first, I felt offended, and not just because of the vapid and confusing overuse of .gifs as content. Hillary Clinton is smart and has certainly earned my #respeto—I might even vote for her!—but like, girl, you don’t know my life.

But then I thought more carefully about Hillary Clinton’s background and really, truly, there are a lot of similarities between her experience growing up in Chicago and the life of my own abuela, Guadalupe Gomez Escobedo (RIP), of Léon, Guanajato, México and, later, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA.

7 Ways Hillary Clinton Is Just Like My Abuela!!!

by Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

1. She emigrated to the USA across the Rio Grande to escape a brutal war...

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2. Her husband (My Abuelo!) died early from a freakish disease...

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3. She raised 11 children almost entirely on her own...

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4. She earned a living by selling tortillas off her porch...

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5. She was extremely smart, but never learned to read or write...

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6. Religious faith was important to her...

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7. She was #BAE!

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Just two grandmas, doin’ the same shit!


Contact the author at julianne@jezebel.com.

Top: Guadalupe Gomez Escobedo image by unknown. Hillary Clinton image via Getty. John & Chrissy image via Getty. Raven Symone image via screenshot. Fabletics photo via screenshot. The Voice image via NBC. Kim/Kris image via Instagram. Adele image via screenshot.

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All .gifs via Bobby Finger