Women of all ages, races, and nations share their hopes, fears, desires, advice, and support with the new Vice President.
As the first woman of color elected as the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris broke through many barriers and made history, energizing a host of women who have a lot to say. Seeing a model of themselves filling the second-most-powerful office in the Free World, women from Africa to California, Canada to Florida began writing to the new Vice President.
Dear Kamala: Women Write to the New Vice President showcases a selection of these heartfelt and moving letters. Girl Scouts confide their fears for a future ravaged by climate change; a business owner in Harlem offers unflinching advice about the need for real investment in inner cities; civil rights activists share their stories, struggles, and successes over the decades.
Filled with moving personal stories and heartbreaking tales of racial injustices suffered, Dear Kamala offers much more than kind words. They represent an offer of support and a call to action for all those who will be at Vice President Harris's side throughout the next four years.
About the Author
Peggy Brooks-Bertram is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. She is an author, educator, social historian and community activist. She is President and cofounder of the Uncrowned Queens Institute for Research and Education on Women, Inc. She is the coeditor of Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First Lady (2009).