4. “As a Black woman, seeing Kamala win and knowing we put her there and seeing her capitalize her ‘B’ in ‘Black’ on that stage felt like recognition after hundreds of years of being at the forefront of every fight, losing the most, but staying the course and never even getting a ‘thank you.’ To see her win felt like my ancestors and foremothers breathed for the first time inside of me since we were cruelly brought here. I felt a part of myself heal in a way.
Yes, this is a win for women, but for Black women in this country it is so much deeper because the pain that led to this victory has lasted for centuries. We have had the power to do anything, we are everything, and our work is finally being recognized — even if it’s just in this one way.”