Kamala Harris, Senator from California. Senator Harris was previously the state’s Attorney General and, prior, was the first African American female District Attorney of San Francisco. She is the first Indian American to serve in the U.S. Senate.
As a female prosecutor, let alone a woman of color, there have definitely been moments where people said, ‘No, you can’t do that.’ Well, I eat ‘no’ for breakfast, and I’ve never been a fan of the word ‘can’t’—aimed at me or anyone else.”
"It's a woman's issue to care about climate change. It's a woman's issue to want comprehensive immigration reform. It's a woman's issue to think about criminal justice reform (and) It's a woman's issue to care about reproductive healthcare and the affordable care act. It's a woman's issue to care about so many of these things... Women are not and should not be relegated to being a stereotype or a trope.”
Mother Jones, USA Today, Photograph via CA Attorney General's Office