Love Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram? Here’s What Her Body Language Reveals
Wood also said that the way Ocasio-Cortez speaks (in the 29-year-old’s own words, ”
like a girl from the block“) also makes her constituency feel closer to her. “She often uses very casual or colloquial language like ‘yeah,’ which would identify her with her constituency and signals ‘she’s like us,'” Wood said. “Until recently that was unusual, but the Trump presidency changed that.” And unlike other women lawmakers, who historically have exerted control over their expressions in an effort to
avoid sexist criticism, Ocasio-Cortez is part of a crop of
millennial lawmakers that don’t shy away from tapping into their personalities.