Helping To Put Things In Context: Something You Should Know About D.C.
Everyone knows Washington, D.C. for being the nation's capital where decisions are made that affect the country itself and impacts the world at large. But between the time that politicians and special interest groups like to use the city as the reason for all that ails America, it has a more intimate side. This is the side that one could think of as the "local" aspect of the city. I think if people understood what really exists within the boundaries of this diamond shaped (minus a complete side) metropolis, their perspectives may be altered considerably. As AWashingtonWoman will continue to focus on some of the wonderful women who make up the fabric of the DMV (a term used for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and includes: the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia), we will also strive to give you a little of the backstory, as objectively as we can. So it's been a year since this all began and without really trying, this blog has exceeded what our expectations were. So we are thinking that with a little love and a lot of integrity, we can share some real true insight which can be entertaining as well as informative. Who knows?.... Maybe it will even be ..... helpful.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
HUMA ABEDIN: "Real" Wife of Washington
People are really intrigued with wives lately. There are more reality shows than one may care to count about wives. Bravo even ventured to do a Real Wife franchise based on spouses of D.C. However, what the network realized is that the "real" real wives weren't seduced by the fifteen minutes of fame and it wasn't easy to find participants who would share the details of their lives or allow themselves to be portrayed in a manner they probably where they wouldn't have much input. The result was women who were nice and or spicy but not too exciting in a way that much of the country could relate to or find interest in. Which is what brings us to sharing a little insight on yet another of Washington's jewels.
Huma Abedin,aide to Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has been refered to as Madame Secretary's "secret weapon". And it is no wonder as Ms. Abedin has a reputation for being no nonesense when it comes to her deciation to her work. She has also found herself with the much undesired focus for being married to Congressman Anthony Weiner. Congressman Weiner has recieved more than his share of media spotlight for being yet another politician behaving badly. As you must know by now, the congressman admited to exercising poor judgement when he tweeted pictures of his anatomy via social media to a variety of young women. AWW knows what you have all been thinking but we thought we would simply introduce you to truly Congressman Weiner's "better half".
The congressman and Huma have been married a little over a year. She was born in Michigan and yet was raised Saudi. Her father (who is deceased) was of Indian descent and her mother is from Pakistan. They raised Huma to be muslim and her jewish husband, Congressman Weiner often celebrates muslim holidays with her. Not unlike a growing number of mixed families they know how to celebrate the best of their faiths in a respectful and loving manner. AWW is sad that hubby forgot to keep the spousal respect thing going. But let's try to keep it real. Human frailty escapes not many of us so far be it from AWW to throw stones (wer'e just sayin'......). Anyhow.... back to the woman of the hour.
Ms. Huma is known to be very fashion forward and Oscar de la Renta actually designed her wedding gown and she was absolutely a vision. Apparently she also has a fashion appetite for Marc Jacobs and Prada.
On a more weighty side, Time magazine cited Huma Abedin to be "40 under 40" List of New Civic Leaders. Certainly, with grace, style and intelligence is how this AWashingtonWoman will weather this storm. We wish her well and though she has been brought to our attention because silliness seems to be able to both make and brake important people, our bets are that this won't be the last of hearing about Huma Abedin.