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Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s reelection to Massachusetts’s seventh congressional district comes with not less than two extra years of service — and a brand new ID. The politician was identified with alopecia areata (a situation that slows hair growth and causes unpredictable hair loss) in 2019, and over the previous yr, has been open concerning the powerful occasions and empowering moments. On March 6, the politician defined on Instagram why it feels vital to have a card that precisely displays the best way she appears immediately.
“New Congress new ID,” Pressley captioned a photograph exhibiting her 2019 and 2021 playing cards. “Usually within the airport or different locations the place I’ve to supply an ID, folks will say, I do not appear like my ID. It’s uncomfortable to clarify. I really feel conspicuous and uncomfortable. I’m grateful to have an ID that lastly aligns with the place I’m on this journey referred to as life. I loss my hair however gained one thing else. Who says you want hair to rock a crown? Shout out to @jamayamoore on your glam help & sisterhood all the time.”
Firstly of her journey with alopecia, Pressley would put on wigs. She later determined to be “freed” from the key of her analysis and publicly shared her story in a video for The Root. She has since change into a beacon for others who expertise the same analysis or hair loss, reminding us all, “Who wants hair with these cheekbones?” See her full put up under.