Kamala Harris’ Groundbreaking Vice Presidential Win Inspires Outpouring of Emotions

Kamala Harris Vice President Win

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As major news outlets began calling the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election in favor of Joe Biden, attention turned to the history-making aspect of his win. Entering the White House with Biden is Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, a lawyer and senator with impressive credentials. But what also makes Kamala Harris so special to millions across the United States and around the world is her glass-ceiling-shattering ascent to the White House.

When Biden takes office in January, Kamala Harris will become the first female, first Black person, and first Asian American to hold the title of Vice President. And, she'll be the highest-ranking female elected official in American history. When Harris took the stage in Wilmington, Delaware with Biden to give their acceptance speeches, she acknowledged the importance of the moment. “But while I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities,” she stated.

As the daughter of immigrants, Harris is of Tamil Indian and Afro-Jamaican origins. Her representation as a multiracial American is being celebrated for showing the diversity that exists and thrives in the United States. But this is not the first time that Harris has broken barriers. She's been the “first” in many roles, including the first female attorney general of California and the first Indian American member of the Senate.

Across social media, artists are creating tributes to Harris and on Twitter, people are expressing just how much her win means to them. By helping change the way we see politicians, and who we believe is fit for the role, Harris is empowering people to understand that they too can fit in and fight for what they believe. No matter one's political beliefs, there's no denying that Harris' place at the table is a positive step toward inclusivity in what used to be considered territory for White men only.

Across Twitter, people are celebrating the vice-president-elect Kamala Harris.

Harris is the first female, first Black, and first Asian American elected to the office of vice-president.

These powerful artistic tributes show the impact of Harris' victory.

 

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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