News Hillary Clinton Opens Up About the "Painful Process" of Reliving the 2016 Election By Isabel Jones Isabel Jones Instagram Twitter Isabel is an Oregon-born and Brooklyn-based writer and editor with a special interest in pop culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on May 2, 2017 @ 04:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Since her 2016 presidential campaign ended last November, Hillary Clinton has made few public appearances, instead focusing her time and energy into writing book that will touch on the experience, and, in part, her loss. “I am writing a book, and it is a painful process reliving the campaign,” Clinton shared at a Women for Women International event in N.Y.C. on Tuesday. Though painful and fraught with controversy on all ends, the former Secretary of State admitted that she takes full responsibility for her party’s loss. "I take absolute personal responsibility. I was the candidate, I was the person who was on the ballot. I am very aware of the challenges, the problems, the shortfalls that we had." Justin Sullivan/Getty Clinton also told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that she believed misogyny played a role in her loss, though she also acknowledged there were many sources culpable in her ultimate defeat. Hillary Clinton Models Katy Perry’s “Hillary” Shoe Design (Lucite Heel and All) Loss aside, Clinton has returned to the position she’s led all her life: "I am now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance," she declared.