Nine months into a pandemic and a day before a monumental presidential election, many of us are understandably on edge. To cope, might I suggest taking a moment to soothe your frazzled nerves with a nice cup of tea? Or a nourishing face mask? Or how about a parade of kids in Kamala Harris costumes? I know this is something I desperately needed, so I thought you might enjoy it, too. You're welcome.
Political figures are always popular Halloween costumes, especially in an election year. Some even say that sales of candidate masks can predict elections. But while presidential candidates have historically mostly looked pretty old, white, and male, Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris is showing a generation of little girls politicians who look... well, more like them. And come on: the blazer, the Chuck Taylors, the trademark pearls? It's a great look and whomst among us doesn't want/need to see a baby rocking that look, if only for Halloween?
After receiving numerous pictures of little girls dressed as the VP candidate on Twitter, Meena Harris, Sen. Harris' niece, started a thread of some of this year's best Kamala Harris costumes.
The thread is amazing, but hardly the only place one could find images of wee children in blazers proving to all of us that representation matters. There's a lot going wrong in the world right now, but every now and then something this absolutely perfect happens and you just have to take a moment to look through them all. It's the opposite of doomscrolling. This is hopescrolling!