Shining A Spotlight On Our New First Lady 4

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Kelsey Bisetti


Let’s face it, at least two-thirds of the headlines today revolve around Donald Trump, but very rarely do we hear about his wife, Melania Trump.

On March 29, the first lady made a rare public appearance at the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Awards. This award honors women across the globe for their bravery in overcoming personal attacks, gender bias, or domestic violence. These women then went on to change their society in unbelievable ways.

Melania personally distributed the twelve awards, insisting all the while that, “. . . their lives remind us of the boundless capacity of the human spirit when guided by moral clarity and desire to do good.”

Melania has received many insults about her lack of public appearances, but she did say at the beginning of her husband’s campaign that she would be staying in New York with her son for several months.

Even with a lack of presence in the media, she continues her journey towards ending cyberbullying. She also teaches the importance of gender equality. What she truly wants is tolerance and peace across the country.

“[W]e are all members of one race, the human race,” she said at the ceremony. “Each one of us is uniquely different.”


  1. Is it even possible to end cyberbullying? That’s like trying to get rid of hatred. Yes, it’s true there is A LOT of witch-hunting especially on twitter and reddit, but it’s just a part of human nature I think. I love the internet right now, it’s free. It won’t be like this for long though, because when google or twitter starts policing language and bullying, that sets a very dangerous precedent for speech. Satire and Ridicule are very important elements to political deliberation and also speech/fun!


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