Today I see Kamala Harris and I know different is so good: Masaba Gupta congratulates the Vice President-elect of the US

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Creating history, Kamala Harris became the first woman, first Indian Americana, first Black and first Asian Vice President of the US. She was elected as the VP after Joe Biden won the presidential race on Saturday against Donald Trump. Soon after the news broke, people extended their support and congratulated her for all her achievements. Becoming an inspiration to young girls, Kamala proved that dreams can come true. Masaba Gupta, on Instagram, congratulated Kamala by penning a heartfelt note. The fashion designer, who is the daughter of Neena Gupta and West Indian cricketing legend Vivian Richards, wrote about how she started to think of her ethnicity.

Masaba, in her note, said when she was a little girl, thoughts of her ethnicity dawned on her. She said being a 'mixed-child', she thought she was the only 'one of her kind'. "You know when i was little & started to understand more about my ethnicity...the fact that I was a mixed child..half Caribbean & half Indian,I thought I was the only one of my kind.I used to think wow,masaba there possibly can’t be more like you out there. And then my world opened up,I travelled and on a trip to Antigua I discovered so many more of my kind. It was like looking into a mirror I could never find. And I felt a little less alone in my constant fight to understand racism-it was such a big word. In my fight to understand why I was different. I mean,it’s just so much easier to be like everyone else so you mix with the crowd in Mumbai,isn’t it ?" Masaba wrote.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

You know when i was little & started to understand more about my ethnicity...the fact that I was a mixed child..half Caribbean & half Indian,I thought I was the only one of my kind.I used to think wow,masaba there possibly can’t be more like you out there. And then my world opened up,I travelled and on a trip to Antigua I discovered so many more of my kind. It was like looking into a mirror I could never find. And I felt a little less alone in my constant fight to understand racism-it was such a big word. In my fight to understand why I was different. I mean,it’s just so much easier to be like everyone else so you mix with the crowd in Mumbai,isn’t it ? But today I see @kamalaharris & I know different is so good. It’s so good that if you keep your chin up & work hard enough to break out of the color,skin,race box they put you in...you might just make history. Madame Vice President,the first black woman / the first person of south Asian descent & more importantly just the first woman to be VP elect- I salute you & I plan to go back to my drawing board tonight & sketch bigger,brighter dreams for myself and the women who will come after me...mixed girls,just like us. #kamalaharris #america #election2020 - image credit : @jonelleyoga

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Expressing hope after understanding Kamala's story, Masaba said, "Today I see @kamalaharris & I know different is so good. It’s so good that if you keep your chin up & work hard enough to break out of the color,skin,race box they put you in...you might just make history. Madame Vice President,the first black woman / the first person of south Asian descent & more importantly just the first woman to be VP elect- I salute you & I plan to go back to my drawing board tonight & sketch bigger,brighter dreams for myself and the women who will come after me...mixed girls,just like us."

(Source: Instagram)

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