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Masaba Gupta Reflects On Her Own Mixed Roots After Kamala Harris’s Success, And Says ‘Different Is Good’. Indeed!

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The very first introductory statement that we would go on to say for Kamala Harris—the first female, black, South-Asian American to become Vice President of the United States—is enough in itself to let people know the kind of change she stands for. With Kamala Harris as the Vice President-elect, the world right now seems to be witnessing a win not just in terms of racial justice, but also for all the women out there who now know that absolutely nothing is out of their reach, if they really go for it.

 

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Perhaps, it was this sentiment, of bringing together all the women and people out there who have felt marginalised in their life by the society, that caused this wave of a rather unanimous support for Kamala Harris. One that extended well beyond just the geographical realms of United States, and also influenced people in India, like designer Masaba Gupta who had her own key takeaways from Ms. Harris’s appointment.

Talking about her own ‘mixed upbringing’ while she was taking a moment to congratulate Kamala Harris, Masaba Gupta recently opened up about her own struggles with racism and how she realises that different is good.  She started by sharing in her caption, her own life story as she wrote, “You know when i was little & started to understand more about my ethnicity…the fact that I was a mixed child..half Caribbean & half Indian, I thought I was the only one of my kind. I used to think wow, masaba there possibly can’t be more like you out there.”

 

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You know when i was little & started to understand more about my ethnicity…the fact that I was a mixed child..half Caribbean & half Indian,I thought I was the only one of my kind.I used to think wow,masaba there possibly can’t be more like you out there. And then my world opened up,I travelled and on a trip to Antigua I discovered so many more of my kind. It was like looking into a mirror I could never find. And I felt a little less alone in my constant fight to understand racism-it was such a big word. In my fight to understand why I was different. I mean,it’s just so much easier to be like everyone else so you mix with the crowd in Mumbai,isn’t it ? But today I see @kamalaharris & I know different is so good. It’s so good that if you keep your chin up & work hard enough to break out of the color,skin,race box they put you in…you might just make history. Madame Vice President,the first black woman / the first person of south Asian descent & more importantly just the first woman to be VP elect- I salute you & I plan to go back to my drawing board tonight & sketch bigger,brighter dreams for myself and the women who will come after me…mixed girls,just like us. #kamalaharris #america #election2020 – image credit : @jonelleyoga

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Going on to talk about how she then discovered that she wasn’t her only kind, but from a tribe of women just like here, making her feel a little less alone. “And then my world opened up,I travelled and on a trip to Antigua I discovered so many more of my kind. It was like looking into a mirror I could never find. And I felt a little less alone in my constant fight to understand racism-it was such a big word In my fight to understand why I was different,” wrote Masaba.

Owing her realisation to Kamala Harris’s success she further went on to write, “But today I see @kamalaharris & I know different is so good. It’s so good that if you keep your chin up & work hard enough to break out of the color, skin, race box they put you in…you might just make history. Madame Vice President, the first black woman / the first person of south Asian descent & more importantly just the first woman to be VP elect- I salute you & I plan to go back to my drawing board tonight & sketch bigger, brighter dreams for myself and the women who will come after me…mixed girls, just like us. #kamalaharris #america #election2020”.

Kamala Harris has inspired not just this fashion maestro, who has similar mixed roots, but hundreds of thousands of women to accept themselves in the best light and fight harder and dream bigger, because their dreams can and will come true. Kamala Harris winning the seat as the Vice President is the beginning of a much awaited change. And for that, along with Masaba, we salute her too.

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