Ladies, listen up. If you've been feeling down about the state of the world lately, fear not. There are some *majorly* amazing women in positions at various levels of our government who are going to kick ass in 2017. Meet the women who are making history and making cracks in that glass ceiling.
Harris isn't in even in the Senate yet, but she's already making history: she's the first Indian-American senator and California's first black senator. Harris, a Democrat, was previously California's attorney general for six years. She's a champion of gay rights, she has expressed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and she helped reform California's criminal justice system, the Huffington Post reports. So basically, Harris is the kind of lady who gets shit done. She was also endorsed by the greatest political bromance of all time, Obama and Biden.
Yet another history making senator-elect: Duckworth will be the first Thai American woman to serve in the Senate. Duckworth, a Democrat, is a veteran of the Iraq War and in November 2004, she lost her legs and partial use of her right arm when her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. She spent a year in recovery and was awarded a Purple Heart for her service. Duckworth has worked tirelessly on behalf of veterans affairs, including creating a 24-hour crisis hotline for veterans.