if you can’t pronounce her name, call her madam vice president.
WHAT A WEEK to be an American. My eyes are exhausted and I just splurged on $40 worth of eye drops at Duane Reade last night. This past week I swapped falling asleep to my Balance meditation app to Chris Cuomo (which I am NOT complaining about). Although I will miss his company, I guess Ofosu (the “voice” from the app) from my essential sleep meditation will do for the next four-years.
As a bi-racial woman, I couldn’t be more proud. As an American woman, I have hope that one day that I too will shatter barriers.
Femme to me is all about harnessing that unique power and energy that makes you feel beautiful. It’s more than just the empathetic and doting female motherly figure. It’s for anyone and everyone.
Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris went from an entry-level prosecutor to US Senator. She has held public office since 2004 and made her personal story a central part of her public image.
Born to immigrant parents in Oakland, CA, she is making history as the country’s first woman Vice President–and first Black and Indian-American person to hold the position.
This is a big deal as America enters a new day and she will not be the last.
This Ultimate Femme, is the first woman of color to be elected to such a position in the White House. Did you hear that? It’s the sound of glass shattering! Watch where you step!
Harris’s win is sweeping hope across the globe for young women. I am inspired and struggled to hold back my tears as she approached the podium in the ivory Carolina Herrera pantsuit.
This monochromatic look is being viewed as an homage to women suffragists in the early 20th century, who wore white attire while fighting for the right to vote. Shelby Ivey Christie, fashion historian, says that “monochromatic dressing is the mark of celebration in the Black community,” which notes another significance in this Ultimate Femme’s ensemble.
As a fellow bi-racial woman, I understand the struggle of needing to conform to fit into the compartment others have created. In America, you would think there would be more of an understanding, cause aren’t we the so-called “melting pot” ?
With a career marked by Firsts, it only makes sense that Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris is bare faced femme’s first Ultimate Femme, a new series I am so thrilled to begin.