Keep celebrating the audacity of being black and female in America!

The past 24 hours has been exhausting, draining, but defiantly optimistic. We have all waited patiently for every vote to count. We all see how impossible it is to even engage in dialogue with those that still choose to divide us. But even these divisions are tiring. Americans desperately needed a change and millions of people casted their ballot, waited in long lines, just so out votes count. And now as the end seems close, I am extremely pleased with the outcome and the opportunity to say the words Vice President Kamala Harris. The sheer audacity of her victory is enormous and history must commend her for running a fine campaign with President Joe Biden. Because of her, any other girl or woman can aspire for that highest office and not survive but also triumph as a female leader this country desperately needed.

History must also commend every black woman who organized, who worked tirelessly, unprovoked but determined to ensure that a black woman leads this nations highest office. Her victory is very much ours. Just when they think we have nothing to offer, even when they think we are silent, or nasty, we plant, little seeds here, little seeds there, working hard, from one post to the other, always aspiring to the best we know we can achieve for ourselves and all those around us and we work hard. Every one underestimates how hard the black woman works behind the scenes, even when they seem silent. Until the time comes to survive and boy are we glorious when we survive. Today was a triumphant day for all black women and because of Vice President Kamala Harris, we can all defiantly flaunt and celebrate just who we are. The seriousness of all she accomplished in her lifetime warrants us, no commands, that we celebrate being black and female in America. I celebrate her today and forever for making me hopeful, for getting us out of this mess, for helping me to dream once again of the audacity of being me.

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