11-Year-Old's Kamala Harris Costume Gets VP Candidate's Stamp Of Approval
Written by Black Voices on October 16, 2020
An 11-year-old Virginia woman’s well timed tribute to Kamala Harris earned a thumbs-up from none apart from the Democratic vice presidential candidate herself.
Final week, Erinn Harley-Lewis of Vienna, Virginia, posted a brief video of her daughter Celeste Harley dressed as Harris to Twitter.
Sporting a blue blazer, pearl necklace and excessive heels, Celeste walks confidently down her household’s driveway as if it have been a debate stage.
“I wish to assist all of the American folks,” she proclaims to her mom, who performs the position of reporter. “I wish to ship well being look after all, equality and justice below the regulation.”
Harley-Lewis posted the cute video to Twitter on Oct. 6, simply in the future earlier than Harris debated Vice President Mike Pence.
A day later, the clip acquired a stamp of approval from Harris herself, who quipped, “She has my vote.”
As of Friday afternoon, Harley-Lewis’ video had been considered greater than 733,000 occasions, showing in nationwide information shops like BET and “Good Morning America.”
Harley-Lewis stated seeing her daughter emulate Harris, the primary Black and Asian American lady to be nominated for vice chairman by a serious celebration, touched her coronary heart.
“It was a shifting second for me,” she stated. “After I was 11, I didn’t have anyone standing on that American political stage, not at this stage. So it’s definitely, for me, shifting historical past ahead.”
Although honored by the help her household has acquired on social media, Harley-Lewis stated her sole goal in posting the video of her daughter was to precise her gratitude to Harris.
“I threw it out within the ether and thought, ‘For some, one-in-a-bazillion likelihood that she sees this, at the least I’ll have stated thanks to her,’” she informed Virginia information outlet WDVM. “That’s what it was about: ‘I’m grateful. Thanks for giving us an excellent position mannequin ― being an excellent position mannequin ― and illustration issues.’”
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