but these changes are a long time coming
Regardless of your political leanings, you must admit that the election of Kamala Harris to the office of Vice-President (elect) represents an amazing milestone. First and foremost, she is the first woman to hold this position. And she is a woman of mixed race, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India. But she is not a “token” – she also brings a wealth of education and experience. She is, to me, proof positive that we are moving in the right direction for both racial and gender equality.
There are both some wonderful memories and some memories that fuel anger in my past. I want to be a part of a movement that facilitates positive changes in this world. I want my great-niece to live in a world where there is no gender inequality, no need to fear violence even if it is hidden in flowery words of love. I want her to have faith that she can achieve anything that she sets her mind to with hard work, dedication, education and passion.