“Who Needs Hair With These Cheekbones?” Ayanna Pressley’s Selfie Sends A Powerful Message
The photo has since amassed nearly 160,000 likes on Twitter and thousands of replies from supporters, including fellow Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “Can we talk about this collar jewelry!! The lip color! Are you glowing up without me?! Whew, I’m taking notes,” AOC wrote. Others used the tweet to spark discussions about their respective alopecia or hair loss. “I never thought about the lack of people in the public eye representing alopecia and how it may have a positive impact on kids with alopecia,” one supporter wrote. “The permanent loss of my beautiful thick black hair has changed my outlook on what defines me. I AM BEAUTIFUL and I AM ALIVE… I AM NOT MY HAIR!,” wrote another.

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