Kamala Harris, US Vice President has created history. Just before her historic oath as US Vice President, Kamala Harris posted a heart-touching video that was the most inspiring tribute to her Indian mother and all the women who came before her.
In this heartwarming video, there is a montage of all the women that inspired and influenced Kamala. Along with the images, Kamala shared words from her first speech that she delivered after winning the November elections.
With the snapshots of her family along with her campaign, Kamala Harris could be heard saying the most inspiring message for all the women that inspired her.
“I’m here today because of the women who came before me. And to the woman most responsible for my presence here today – my mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who is always in our hearts.
When she came here from India at the age of 19, maybe she didn’t quite imagine this moment. But she believed so deeply in an America where a moment like this is possible. So, I’m thinking about her and about the generations of women – Black women. Asian, White, Latina, and Native American women throughout our nation’s history who have paved the way for this moment tonight. Women who fought and sacrificed so much for equality, liberty, and justice for all, including the Black women, who are too often overlooked, but so often prove that they are the backbone of our democracy.
All the women who worked to secure and protect the right to vote for over a century: 100 years ago with the 19th Amendment, 55 years ago with the Voting Rights Act, and now, in 2020, with a new generation of women in our country who cast their ballots and continued the fight for their fundamental right to vote and be heard.
Tonight, I reflect on their struggle, their determination and the strength of their vision – to see what can be unburdened by what has been – I stand on their shoulders”
It is quite heart-touching how since ages, women shattering the social norms are inspiring the next generation of women to shatter some more. This unending cycle of inspiring each other is the reason why we could see so many women winning in different spheres of life – be it personal or professional.
At IFORHER, we also want to thank Kamala Harris and all the other women who came before us and who are walking with us, for inspiring us every day to build women community stronger and better!
Thank you each one of you for making IFORHER what it is today! Thanks for being our strength and courage!