Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray

*Sometimes being humble, especially if you’re in the public eye, can be vastly under appreciated. People in the public eye – especially politics – are generally overly cautious about revealing their personal lives; but some take a chance in spite of it all, and muster up the courage to do so because they want to inspire people by sharing a side of themselves that is perhaps unexpected. After all, they realize people most likely assume they have always been where they are now.

I suspect a lot of this “self-talk” was behind First Lady Chirlane McCray’s decision to be so forthcoming in an interview with New York Magazine. The First Lady opened up about her feelings as a 40-year-old mother, and working professional, by admitting that a mother was not all she wanted to be. She said at the time, she wanted more.

She even revealed, in an incredibly transparent essay, her bouts with depression, and how, even now, she has to force herself to “get out of bed even when I really, really don’t want to.”

Proving that transparency costs, and the price is often high,  The New York Post and The New York Daily News took her words and sensationalized them; painting her as a bad mom in the process.

And her husband, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, has a problem with that.

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