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.
So. I ran out of lenses & had no choice but to wear these in public, something I never, ever do, although I've been rockin' bifocals since 2nd grade. Ran into a mom who asked me to post this pic for her 9yr old who hates her new glasses. Paging @LaurenUnderwood @RashidaTlaib @AOC pic.twitter.com/iyukzptL9t— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) February 21, 2019
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.
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.