“Don’t just sit around and complain about things. Do something.” — Shyamala Gopalan
Kamala Harris is ready to share her story and work for you. She is fearless and well-prepared to prosecute anyone who breaks the law. She is a proud African-American and Indian-American woman who lives life and does the work.
Kamala’s mother, Dr. Shyamala Gopalan, was a breast cancer researcher and a civil rights activist who drilled in her and her sister to stop complaining about a problem but focus on finding the solution. Dr. Gopalan added that complaining or talking too much rarely does the work, but actions help get things done most of the time.
I believe action moves mountains and accomplishes goals. My problem is less stressful when I focus on finding a solution in all directions — it starts with me.
Douglas Emhoff is a New Yorker, a lawyer, and Kamala’s husband. Don’t mess with his wife if you don’t want trouble. His actions speak volumes.
Know her name, Kamala Harris. Kamala's “second mother” was a black businesswoman, Regina Shelton. She was a caregiver for Kamala and her sister and, most importantly, a parent mentor to a young mother, Shyamala. Ms. Shelton did her job by exposing Dr. Gopalan and her young children to Black culture and pride. She was their landlady too. It takes a village to raise a well-rounded child.
“Don’t let anyone tell you who you are; you tell them who you are.”- Shyamala Gopalan
Who are you? Go and get to know yourself and your people.
Kamala is comfortable with her own skin, and she is a proud Black woman. She is no stranger to where she belongs. She loves people, her roots, and her work. As a young child and teenager, Kamala visited Jamacia, India, and lived in a Black neighborhood.
Expose your young children to all parts of their culture. It increases self-confidence and pride. With my experience, it works. Visiting Nigeria with my children is one of my best decisions as a parent.
Know her name and use your power — VOTE
Help yourself grow.