'We aren't limited': Young girls reflect on what Kamala Harris' election as VP means for them

"Nothing is too great for us to accomplish."


It was the line heard around the world by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Saturday night.

"While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last," Harris said.

She helped shatter a glass ceiling that women before her had put dents in for over a century.

"Every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities," Harris said.

High school sophomore Kailei Brown and senior Rachel Scales heard Harris' message loud and clear.

"It just made me feel like we are able to do anything," Brown said. "We aren't limited just because of the color of our skin and that we are able to do whatever we put our minds to. That nothing is too great for us to accomplish."

"I'm just happy that she is breaking down stereotypes, one step at a time, literally. It took one vote at a time to now break down stereotypes that have been placed for years. We weren't allowed to vote, now we're being voted for," Scales said.

Harris' history-making appointment also touched 7-year-old Jordyn Smith.

"I feel like I can accomplish anything in the world just like her because she's the first Black lady in the White House," Smith said.

As Jordyn rides off into her future, she knows if she believes it, she can achieve it.

"Anything that comes to your mind, that's what you can be or you can do," Smith said.

Another first for the office, Vice President-elect Harris is also a graduate of Howard University, a historically Black college and university.