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Ayanna Pressley wore glasses, and Twitter approved

Representative Ayanna Pressley tweeted a photo of herself wearing glasses — and others, including Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, were quick to chime in.
Representative Ayanna Pressley tweeted a photo of herself wearing glasses — and others, including Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, were quick to chime in. Zach Gibson for The Boston Globe

US Representative Ayanna Pressley has been busy this week, appearing in Cambridge and Somerville to protest President Trump’s controversial national emergency declaration, which she’s blasted as “fake.”

But the former Boston city councilor still found time to touch off a social media moment when she tweeted a photo of herself wearing glasses — “something I never, ever do,” Pressley wrote in the Wednesday afternoon post.

According to Pressley, the selfie was inspired by a mom whose 9-year-old daughter hates wearing her glasses. A trailblazing progressive recently elected to Congress (and the first woman of color to represent Massachusetts on Capitol Hill), Pressley shouted out bespectacled congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Lauren Underwood of Illinois, to showcase a lineup of representatives clearly seeing the change they wish to be in the world.

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Ocasio-Cortez chimed in to compliment Pressley’s new look, and a number of followers, including multiple young women working in Washington, D.C., replied with their own photos.

Boston-born comedian Aida Rodriguez captioned hers, “Who run the world?,” a question to which others in the cheerful thread were more than happy to offer an answer.


Isaac Feldberg can be reached at isaac.feldberg@globe.com, or on Twitter at @isaacfeldberg.