Senator Kamala Harris, the former prosecutor and California attorney general who is Joe Biden’s pick for vice president in the November 2020 election of the USA, is our woman crush for today.
Harris was born on October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California. She hails from a background of a South Indian mother Shyamala Gopalan, a biologist from Tamil Nadu, and a Jamaican Father, Donald Harris, a professor emeritus of economics, who arrived in the US from British Jamaica in 1961
Harris grew up in Berkeley, California, with her younger sister, Maya Harris. Her parents split-up when she was only 7 years old.
Kamala Harris, who is 55 years old has no children of her own. However, she is the stepmom to two beautiful children from her marriage with her supportive husband, Douglas Emhoff, Cole and Ella, of whom she has a good relationship with. Being a stepmother is a role she embodies gracefully. To her stepchildren, Harris is “Momala,” (little Mama)
According to Kamala Harris, coming from a family of divorced parents, she wanted to tread carefully before she met her husband’s children.
As told to Elle in 2019 she says “I didn’t want to insert myself into their lives as a temporary fixture because I didn’t want to disappoint them. There’s nothing worse than disappointing a child.” She goes on to say that she and Douglas took their relationship slow and they thought it out extensively before meeting his children.
Being a stepmother is another way of embracing the role of motherhood,
Just because a woman doesn’t have the same type of bond as a biological mother , doesn’t mean her bond is somehow less. It just means it is a different kind of BOND.
That isn’t to say one bond is better, or stronger.
It just means the bonds are different; from a place of DNA, and from a place of choice.
We at Momat4ty enjoin all women to embrace their version of motherhood.
There is room for all women who desire the role of a mother
Kudos to Kamala Harris for encouraging us that we can be mothers through marriage and to embrace step motherhood with grace and charisma, loving our husbands children like our own.