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'Brown girl, brown girl...' Kamala Harris serenaded on becoming first woman Vice-President of US
The first woman Vice-President has become an inspiration for girls of colour, and for all girls. Kamala Harris is becoming an icon. Her passionate speech had a great, lasting impact on the listeners, when she said, “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.”

NEW DELHI, Nov 15: The Indian-American woman who has made history in America by becoming the first woman Vice-President is being serenaded on the social media with a 'Brown Girl, Brown Girl...' poem. She is gradually turning into an icon, an inspiration for the young girls of colour as also for all the little girls around the world.

The "Brown Girl" poem was written by Lesle Honore, a Chicago poet, in celebration of Kamala Harris becoming the Vice-President of the US. It was shared by Honore on her Instagram page along with an image of Harris inspiring her niece Meena Harris' younger daughter Amara Ajagu in her lap that she could become the President when she reaches the age.

Harris had also told the audience in her victory speech, “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.”

The poem is an imitation and a play on Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle's children's book, 'Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?.' The book was designed to help toddlers learn by association. It was written by Bill Martin Jr and illustrated by Eric Carle in 1967.

Lesle Honore's adaptation:

Brown girl, brown girl

What do you see

I see a Vice President

That looks like me

Brown girl, brown girl

What do you do

I fought, I hoped, I spoke,

What was true

Brown girl, brown girl,

What do you know

That there are strong women

Who want me to grow

Brown girl, brown girl,

What do you feel

That #blackgirlmagic

Will help us all heal

Brown girl, brown girl

What do you see

A world that sees my skin

Before it sees me

Brown girl, brown girl,

Whatcha gonna do

March, fight and create

Till I make this world new

Brown girl, brown girl

How are you so strong

'Cause I got Queens in my blood

To help push me along

A Brooklyn-based school principal has already posted a video of students reciting the poem in their classroom (SEE video).

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