On Oct. 20, 2021, Vice President Kamala Harris will be turning 57, and it’s safe to say she’s had a pretty big year — including making it to the White House. Here are 10 Kamala Harris quotes for her birthday, in honor of how far she’s come and to inspire you for the next year.
“My mother would look at me and she’d say, ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.’ ... And that’s why breaking those barriers is worth it. As much as anything else, it is also to create that path for those who will come after us.”
“There will be a resistance to your ambition, there will be people who say to you, ‘You are out of your lane.’ They are burdened by only having the capacity to see what has always been instead of what can be.”
“When you lift up women, you lift up families, you lift up communities, you lift up economies — and you lift up America.”
“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.”
“I’m thinking about [my mother], and about the generations of women, Black women, Asian, white, Latina, Native American women who throughout our nation’s history have paved the way for this moment tonight.”