“I Eat ‘No’ For Breakfast”: Kamala Harris’ Advice For Women

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Kamala Harris, Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, has recently said that among the Indian dishes Idli with a “really good Sambar” and “any kind of Tikka” is her all-time favourite. The California senator and former state attorney general, Harris is the first woman of Indian-origin and first Black woman to be chosen as a running mate by any political party in the American presidential election.

In a video posted on Twitter on Sunday, Harris was asked to list her favourite dishes from India. The former prosecutor answered, “So South Indian, it would be Idli with… a really good Sambar, and then North Indian – probably any kind of Tikka.”

“You asked, I answered,” she tweeted with a video.

Future plans

Harris said she and former vice president and current Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden have big plans to make America sustainable by 2050. “And getting there along the way by creating the jobs that are going to be necessary to get to a clean energy economy,” she added.

Advice for women

Getting ready for the US presidential election day on November 3, Harris said that women should never have to “ask anyone permission to lead.” Giving her own example, she added, “I have in my career been told many times, ‘It’s not your time”, ‘It’s not your turn”. Let me just tell you, I eat ‘no” for breakfast.”

During the 2016 election, Harris became California state’s first US senator. She became only the second Black woman in history to serve in the United States Senate.

Will a single vote make a difference?

Strongly agreeing to that, she said “there are so many places where one or two votes make a difference in an entire election and your voice must be present in that decision because everything about that decision is going to impact your life.”

Harris served two terms as district attorney of San Francisco (2004-2011), before being elected as attorney general of California (2011-2017), also the first woman of colour to do so.

Recently, Harris featured in Only the Young for a pro-Joe Biden advertisement, a song by Taylor Swift, confirms Variety The ad uses the song, which is taken from the Netflix documentary Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, and has Harris’s voice over. During the campaign, she asks, “Why are so many powerful people trying to make it so difficult for us to vote?”

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Feature Image Credit: CNN

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