U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris shared a heartfelt note for her mother on Instagram today, speaking about her influence in her life. She shared three photos from her childhood with her mother and sister on Instagram.
Ms Harris, the first South Asian woman to reach the first post, said in her post that her parents had left for America in pursuit of a dream for themselves, for her and her sister, Maya.
In the Instagram photos, the first shows Mrs. Harris, a baby, being milk-fed by her mother. The second is a collage of two photos from a time when Mrs. Harris and her sister were children. The third is that of their mother holding the hands of the young sisters standing on a sidewalk.
Ms Harris’s father was from Jamaica and her mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris was from India. She was one of the few women of color to hold a scientific position at the University of California, Berkeley, the 56-year-old said in her article on her mother.
“She was all five feet tall, but if you ever met her you would think she was seven feet. It was thanks to her that I grew up in a community where we were taught to see a world beyond ourselves. Be aware and compassionate for everyone’s struggles, ”Ms. Harris writes of her mother.
“My mom always used to say, ‘don’t sit down and complain about things, do something’,” she added in her post.
Kamala Harris said she follows her mother’s advice every day.
Ms Harris is expected to enter the White House and take over in about a week. She added that she would share stories of people, places and times that have influenced her life this week.