Moms around the world are reacting to finally seeing a woman in the White House–and what it means for their daughters
On Saturday, Joe Biden became the President-elect of the United States, beating Donald Trump in a hotly contested race that lasted several days.
In the wake of her election, women are sharing what Harris's historic win means to them.
Mindy Kaling, whose parents are Indian immigrants, tweeted that she was crying and holding her daughter. "Look baby, she looks like us," she wrote.
Crying and holding my daughter, “look baby, she looks like us.” https://t.co/Gy4MAPoNjy— Mindy Kaling (@Mindy Kaling)1604769990.0
Reese Witherspoon shared an image of Joe Biden hugging a laughing Harris and wrote, "Today is a monumental day. No matter what side you are on, let's take a moment to recognize how far women have come in this country. Thinking about all those who shattered glass ceilings and paved the way for a woman to * finally * be Vice President of the United States makes me so emotional. Sojourner Truth. Harriet Tubman. Shirley Chisholm. Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Kamala Harris. I salute them all. And to the young girls of our nation... DREAM BIG. Anything is possible."
Ciara shared an adorable video of herself with her three-year-old daughter, Sienna. "How amazing is it that the first woman Vice President is in the White House? And she's also a woman of color," Ciara says to Sienna. "It's so powerful. We can do anything we put our minds to, right?"
Sienna cheers, "We can do anything we put our minds to!"
"Go girls, go everybody!," the enthusiastic toddler added, before cheering, "And, and the COVID's over!" Ciara quickly clarified, "No, no COVID's not quite over, sunshine. But! I believe that Joe Biden, President Biden is going to be the right president to get us on the right track."
Sophia Bush shared a photo of a young Harris on Instagram and wrote, "The First. Madame Vice President. 244 years into our American experiment, you've made history. Today, little girls everywhere see it and know they can be it. I am honored to be alive in this moment, to bear witness.
Can y’all post the pics of your children watching MVP Kamala Harris tonight?— Austin Channing Brown (@Austin Channing Brown)1604808757.0
One woman replied, "My nieces discussing running in 2052. It's possible!," while sharing a picture of two excited, young girls in front of Harris's image on TV.
@austinchanning My nieces discussing running in 2052. It’s possible! https://t.co/MYoOr5izQA— A Black Woman (@A Black Woman)1604811364.0
@austinchanning “Is she talking to me?” Yes, baby girl, yes she is. https://t.co/uCTJmMuXIM— Hanna Nichols (@Hanna Nichols)1604809092.0
@austinchanning we don’t have a TV but set it up on the laptop to watch with our daughters. 7yo brought me tissues… https://t.co/4FKPMHjlaZ— Fiona Miller (@Fiona Miller)1604814866.0
Vice President-elect Harris is an accomplished, intelligent woman. Her election to one of the highest offices in our nation is sparking much-needed conversations about diversity, representation, and what it means for our children. They will grow up seeing themselves reflected not just in their communities – but in our nation's leadership. We're so grateful for that.
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