The community reacted with energy and fervor to the election of South Asian women to positions of power, starting with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
We’ve put together a few sample social media reactions to give you an idea of the huge response.
Her_Shakti, the Instagram account of health coach Neeta Jain promoted this:
My faith as an immigrant has been restored today.
That victory speech by Biden just now – WOW!
Gave me all the chills.
And what a historic moment to witness.
Not just in the United States.
But for the world to see.
Zehn, a group set up by Supreet Bains-Sharma that curates events celebrating South Asian women quoted Harris:
“If anyone ever gets in your way and tells you to not follow your dreams — be it because of your age, gender, what you look like or where you come from — don’t listen. Do not be burdened by what has been when you can create what should be.”
The South Asian Network, which aims to empower South Asians in South California pasted this image:
The Culture Tree, which promotes cultural literacy about South through programs for children, had this to say on Instagram:
Today is a monumental day for all women, South Asians/Indians and people of color. Kamala has shattered so many barriers. She is a role model for all our children and especially for our little girls.
“The 56-year-old California senator, also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency, represents the multiculturalism that defines America but is largely absent from Washington’s power centers.” APN News
Meera Agarwal from meeraworldart.com put up an image she created for SEEMA earlier this year speaking of a sisterhood, including such political icons as Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley – and herself:
Happy Sunday! This simple painting #sisterhood is perfect for @artswestchester #awartoftheweek theme for Week 32: P(art)TICIPATE #participe and speaks volumes – women supporting and uplifting one another. My painting was featured in @seemanetwork magazine in a narrative about the power of art in historic social movements – South Asians supporting #blm and it couldn’t.