Rep. Ayanna Pressley says she never wears her glasses in public. But on Wednesday night she posted a photo of herself wearing her specs for an empowering reason.
The Massachusetts congresswoman wrote on Twitter that she ran out of her contact lenses, and so she found herself wearing her glasses in public.
“Something I never, ever do, although I’ve been rockin’ bifocals since 2nd grade,” Pressley said. “Ran into a mom who asked me to post this pic for her [9-year-old] who hates her new glasses.”
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
Pressley tagged three of her fellow congresswomen — Lauren Underwood, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who also wear glasses.
“You look fab!” Ocasio-Cortez responded.
You look fab! 😎💕
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 21, 2019
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) February 21, 2019
Dozens of woman responded to the tweet with photos of themselves wearing glasses, complete with messages of empowerment for the young girl.