Ayanna Pressley shares photo of herself wearing glasses to empower young girl

Dozens of women are sharing photos of themselves wearing glasses in response.

Congresswomen Elect Ayanna Pressley speaks to reporters after voting at the Adams Street Library on Election Day in Boston, Massachusetts to vote on November 6, 2018. - Americans started voting Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump's presidency, with control of Congress at stake. (Photo by AFP)/AFP/Getty Images
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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.”

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.

Dozens of woman responded to the tweet with photos of themselves wearing glasses, complete with messages of empowerment for the young girl.