Newly appointed Vice-President Kamala harrisThe niece, Meenakshi “Meena” Harris, can make things a little tricky for the new administration. Her 3-year-old lifestyle brand, Phenomenal Woman, has just signed new deals and launched products that appear to be linked to her Aunt Kamala being elected vice president.
Meena is a lawyer and founder and CEO of Phenomenal, as well as a New York Times bestselling author who published her first children’s book in June 2020. “Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea” is based on her mother, Maya, and her aunt. , Kamala. On January 19, Meena published a second book, “Ambitious Girl”.
During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden vowed that neither his family nor Harris’s would benefit from their service as president and vice president.
“My son, my family will not be involved in any business, any business that is in conflict or appears to be in conflict,” he said. noted in 2020.
Meena is the daughter of Kamala Harris’s sister, Maya. His latest trade deals cause an optical problem for Biden.
Meena’s company, Phenomenal, selected products with Beats By Dre including a black hoodie with the word “AMBITIOUS” on the front; a Bluetooth speaker with the word “PHENOMENAL” on it; and on-ear headphones. The headphones bear the words “The First But Not The Last” – an obvious reference to Kamala Harris becoming the first female vice president, Axios reported.
The products are not for sale but were offered to influencers and celebrities prior to the launch.
Apparently, the Biden-Harris transition team was not given advance notice of the collaboration, people familiar with the situation told Axios.
But Phenomenal has sold other Kamala Harris inspired items. They include a sweatshirt with “MVP” on it, depicting “Madam Vice President”, and another with the phrase “I speak” on the front – “a nod to a time when Kamala Harris walked away. complaint of being interrupted during a vice presidential debate, ”Axios reported. After Harris was criticized for being “too ambitious,” Meena created and sold a pink sweatshirt with “AMBITIOUS” written on the front.
“I consider her another figure in history and someone to celebrate,” Meena said of her aunt in an interview with The New York Times.
In addition to the original Phenomenal Woman t-shirt, Phenomenal has created other activist-focused campaigns and products such as # 1600Men, Phenomenal Voter, Phenomenally Black, Phenomenally Asian and Phenomenally Latina, Deadline reported.
In December, lawyers for the Presidential Transition Team began drafting new rules for the Biden White House that will likely be more restrictive than the rules that governed Barack Obama’s administration, The Washington Post reported.
Phenomenal Productions is a full-service creative production house that will produce videos, social content, design, and creative products for nonprofits, foundations, causes, and businesses.
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“Phenomenal Productions seeks to be at the intersection of culture and politics with a particular focus on communities of color and under-represented voting blocs,” Yahoo reported.
Meena launched Phenomenal Media in 2020. Its goal is to raise awareness of issues affecting underrepresented communities. The online platform included essays from Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, as well as WNBA players Nneka Ogwumike and Sue Bird.
Vice President Harris is close to Meena and Meena’s daughter. In fact, a video of Senator Harris with her toddler great-niece went viral during the campaign. Meena posted the clip of her 4-year-old daughter sitting on her great-aunt’s lap and expressing her desire to be president.
In the video, Kamala Harris tells her great-niece, “You could be president” before explaining that she should be at least 35 years old, The Grio reported. The little girl quickly responded by telling Harris that she also wanted to be “an astronaut.”
Twitter responded warmly to Meena after posting a family photo on January 19 with the words “COUSINS DO DC !!!!!!!!”
“Honestly, I am so happy for your family and our country,” one user replied.
“A normal family,” tweeted another.