Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

“I may be the first woman in this office… I won’t be the last.”

Kamala Harris has made history as the first female, first black, and first Asian-American US vice-president-elect. Of Jamaican and Indian descent, she attended Howard University and is a member of a prominent black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha. Growing up, she visited India a lot and she often argues that her identity makes her suited to fight for people who have been traditionally ignored.

Kamala started her career as the deputy district attorney in Alameda County working for San Francisco’s City Attorney Louise Renne as the chief of the Community and Neighborhood Division, where she specialised in prosecuting child sexual assault cases.

In 2004, she was the first African American woman to be elected district attorney of San Francisco and served until 2010.

From 2011 to 2017 she served as the attorney general of California, becoming the first woman, first African American, and first Asian American to serve as California’s attorney general. 

“Kamala Harris has spent her life crashing through glass ceilings and accumulating ‘firsts’. She was the first female district attorney of San Francisco, the first female attorney general of California, the first Indian American in the US Senate, the first Indian American candidate of a major party to run for vice-president. Soon she will become the first female vice-president. If Joe Biden only serves one term, as expected, there is a chance that in 2024 she could become the first black female president.”

The Guardian

If you weren’t in awe of her enough, she is also the author of a memoir, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey,” and a children’s book, “Superheroes Are Everywhere.” 

What is so exciting about Kamala, is that she has made so many American’s – and people across the world – believe that change can happen. That equality can happen and that minority voices can be heard. Young girls everywhere watched her speech when it was projected that Biden had won the election, and she delivered so much hope and encouragement to a country that has been very much in the dark for the last four years.

“I believe our country wants and needs some leadership that provides a vision of the country in which everyone could see themselves.”

We can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in the White House.

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