Social Media Reacts To Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s Empowering Reveal Of Her Struggle With Alopecia - The Shade Room

Social Media Reacts To Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s Empowering Reveal Of Her Struggle With Alopecia

Roommates, in a world filled with often unrelatable beauty standards, it can be hard to truly embrace your natural beauty—this is especially difficult when you are a public figure. However, there are those in the public eye who decide to be an example for others regarding their beauty, no matter how personal or painful the experience can be, just like Ayanna Pressley.

Rep. Ayanna Pressely is known for her amazing political work, most recently being one of those who championed Donald Trump’s impeachment on the House floor—but her latest headline-making move is inspiring women all over the country.

Ayanna just bravely revealed her struggle with alopecia in a recent sit-down interview that ended with her baring her bald head for the very first time. As soon as the video was released, Ayanna was praised for shedding light on her journey and giving others a voice who may be suffering in silence.

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TSR STAFF: Danielle J! @prettyaries16 _________________ #PressPlay: #Roommates, in a world filled with often unrelatable beauty standards, it can be hard to truly embrace your natural beauty—this is especially difficult when you are a public figure. However, there are those in the public eye who decide to be an example for others regarding their beauty, no matter how personal or painful the experience can be. ________________ Rep. #AyannaPressely is known for her amazing political work, most recently being one of those who championed Donald Trump’s impeachment on the House floor—but her latest headline-making move is inspiring women all over the country. _________________ Ayanna just bravely revealed her struggle with alopecia in a recent sit-down interview that ended with her baring her bald head for the very first time. As soon as the video was released, Ayanna was praised for shedding light on her journey and giving others a voice who may be suffering in silence. We think she looks absolutely stunning and like a true definition of #BlackGirlMagic! 🎥: (@the.root)

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Speaking about her alopecia journey, Ayanna had this to say:

“I was missing her. I was mourning my hair. I was mourning the state of our democracy. I was mourning my mentor, Chairman Elijah Cummings. When I saw myself in the mirror, he had done a beautiful job, but I did not recognize myself. I was wearing this wig, fully clothed. But in that moment, I couldn’t recall the last time I’d ever felt more naked. I want to be freed from the secret and the shame that that secret carries with it. It’s about self-agency. It’s about power. It’s about acceptance.”

We think Ayanna Pressley looks absolutely stunning and like a true definition of #BlackGirlMagic!

 

Roommates, what are your thoughts on this?

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