When I heard that Kamala Harris had been selected as the VP nominee for the Democratic Party, I was elated. It wasn’t because she was my pick but she was a win nonetheless: a win for me as a women and a win for me as a Woman of Color. While I understood that everybody didn’t share my joy, I did not expect the barrage of criticisms of her I read.
Words like “nasty”, “angry black woman”, and “ambitious” were the ones that cut me most deeply. Words, I felt, that Black Women have been burdened with for centuries.
Listen to "S2-E24: I Am Not Nasty".