Kamala Harris is the first Black woman and an indigenous woman to become a vice-president elect in the US history, and it was a history in the making!
Kamala Harris is the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father, and she will become the first Black woman vice-president of the United States. Not only that she’s the first Black woman to hold the position, but she’s also the first woman to be vice president!
She has now become the beacon of hope for the new generations of girls and women who have to face the obstacles of patriarchy and climb over them.
In order to celebrate the big victory, poet Lesle Honore wrote down a poem named ‘Brown girl, brown girl, what do you see’. The poem captures the hope Kamala Harris gives to young children of color, and it’s a deprivation of the children’s book ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’ by Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr.
Although the poet originally wrote the poem in 2016 as a part of her book of poetry named Fist & Fire, she was very touched when she heard the news that Kamala Harris was elected as the vice-president of the US. As it turns out, she was driving her car, and she pulled over and started crying. She and her 20-year-old daughter celebrated the big win, and she decided it was time to update the poem to reflect the hope Kamala Harris presents to women of color across the world.
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Honore, whose mother is Mexican and father is Black, felt the victory very personal. Check out the poem for yourself, and feel free to share how you reacted to the big victory.