“Fweedom.” It’s something Kamala Harris has been wanting since she was in diapers, according to an account of the vice president-elect’s early childhood that should probably be filed under fiction — or maybe plagiarism.
The story of Harris, ostensibly plucked from her childhood memories, opens a glowing interview profile that was Elle magazine’s November 2020 cover story. The anecdote, however, reeks of convenient dishonesty and prompts a laugh, for this published work that reads as pure parody takes itself so seriously. While the following excerpt sounds like satire, I assure you, it comes from a very real article:
Senator Kamala Harris started her life’s work young. She laughs from her gut, the way you would with family, as she remembers being wheeled through an Oakland, California, civil rights march in a stroller with no straps with her parents and her uncle. At some point, she fell from the stroller (few safety regulations existed for children’s equipment back then),