Hillary Clinton has become the first ever female nominee of a major US political party.

Let's just let that sink in for a second. This time next year, there could be a woman in the White House. A female president. A woman running the United States of America.

Despite your personal politics, as historical moments go, this one is pretty big.

Rival Bernie Sanders helped make the nomination official on Tuesday night by formally naming Hillary as the Domocratic candidate. Speaking from the Democratic convention floor he stated:

'I move that all votes cast by delegates be reflected in the official record, and I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States.'

Delegates — and women across the world — roared their approval.

Following Michelle Obama's powerful DNC address the day before which showed solidarity for Hillary's bid for the presidency (if you haven't seen it, watch NOW), a whole host of other celebrities, A-listers and influencers have flocked to Hillary's banner, spreading mssages of love, hope and emotional disbelief.


the moment it became real

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Lena Dunham and America Ferrera also took the DNC podium in support of Hillary, drawing on their own experiences to unify voters against Donald Trump. Lena (who has been championing Hillary's #ImWithHer campaign since the start) spoke frankly about what a Trump presidency would mean for her:

'I am a pro-choice, feminist, sexual assault survivor with a chronic reproductive illness,' she said. 'Donald Trump and his Party think I should be punished for my constitutional rights. His rhetoric about women takes us back to a time when we were meant to be beautiful and silent.'

Multi-Oscar award winner, and *fist pump* legend, Meryl Streep was another key part of Hillary's cheering squad at the convention, sporting a rather fabulous stars and stripes blouse and whooping with vigour. Come on, if Meryl is on your team, great things can happen right?

Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House comes off the back of a particularly gruelling election campaign, which involved a lot of particularly nasty mud-slinging from Republican candidate Donald Trump - much of which surrounded the fact Hillary is *gasp* a woman. But despite the repeated and agressive Trumpisms being thrown her way ('lock her up' seems to be the most popular at the moment), Hillary has remained true to her cause. Her relentless message about improving women's rights has made her a figurehead for many, and the response to this incredible chapter in female history being made has made a resounding impact across social media.

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis posted this snap on Instagram hours after the announcement:


And, Amy Schumer posted this Insta in support:


A historic moment for women, and Americans. Roll on November!

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