Updated: Mar 24
First Woman Vice President and Inspiration of Young Girls and Women
Madam Vice President!
In case you didn't know, there will be a woman vice president in the White House and that woman is Kamala Harris. She has without a doubt made history since being elected as the 49th U.S. Vice-President and will begin her term today, January 20th. Kamala will be serving under U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden, as the FIRST woman and specifically, the first woman of color hold the high-ranking position.
On days of significance, it's no secret that many female politicians choose to wear white, a color favored by suffragettes. Historically, Shirley Chisolm who is of Jamaican lineage, wore white in 1968, when she became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress.
She famously said, “every little girl watching tonight will see that this is a county of possibilities.” Today, we echo those sentiments. To the children of our country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent a clear message: dream with ambition, lead with conviction and see yourselves in a way that others may not, merely because they have never seen it before.
Bravo to Kamala in making history! That is all I can say.
Her election and the global response to her victory has made a great impression, especially to young girls and women around the world. Whether immigrant, of the first generation or more, this is a monumental day. A day in which a tremendous amount of women and their daughters will watch the speech in awe, inspired to dream like never before.
As a woman of both East and West Indian lineage (Jamaican and East Indian, like Kamala), I am forever a fan and so incredibly proud.