“While I may be the first woman in this office, I won’t be the last. Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities. And to the children of our country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message: Dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they’ve never seen it before. And we will applaud you every step of the way,” Kamala Harris’ empowering first speech delivered as vice president-elect on Saturday in Delaware.
No Dream Is Too Big. Every Girl Matters. Your Voice Matters.
Oakland born trailblazing prosecutor cum politician Kamala Devi Harris has belted many firsts through demeaning racist and sexist attacks;
The first Black woman to be elected district attorney in California history, first woman to be California’s attorney general, first Indian American senator, and now, Vice President elect set be the first woman, first African-American and first Asian-American vice president in the history of the United States.
From political activism as an undergraduate In Howard University to actively protecting the vulnerable fighting for just causes as a prosecutor, Kamala Harris has always been at the forefront being defender to women and children.
The name Kamala is no coincidence: chosen by her mother has been translated to mean empowerment of women – evident in her walk in life.
Three life lessons to learn from Kamala’s ascension to America’s second in command:
1. No shortcut to success
From a young wide-eyed girl living in Oakland to rising through the ranks becoming elected in 2016 as U.S. senator and now Vice President elect, Kamala Harris’ success story no doubt is Inspirational. Keep stacking that resume.
Noted as one the first California officeholders to endorse Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential bid, Harris sure possesses enviable foresight.
2. Your dreams are valid: never to big
Status Quo can be changed: From a young girl with big dreams who kept pushing and never gave up on her dreams, scooping a number of firsts and rewriting history not once or twice, peep breaking color barrier to win her U.S. Senate race in 2016, against well experienced Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez, that among many other wins to becoming Vice president elect, Harris’ victory no doubt sends an empowering message to every girl and woman of color.
3. Keep pushing and never give up
Failure isn’t final; Although December 2019 saw Harris drop out of the presidential race but that wasn’t the last of her. Inspired by self belief she continued building her resume and yes she bounced back stronger even, lending her voice to police reform in Washington, actively participating in protests, Harris was in the spotlight. Needless to say, she emerged stronger with eyes set on the nation’s no. 2 spot, Joe Biden’s running mate, proving nay sayers wrong once again.
Saturday November 7 would go down in history for every brown and black girl, you can, if only you believe.
Thank you Madam Vice President elect Kamala Harris!