During morning hour, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) ( took to the podium to recogni…

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During morning hour, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) (@repayannapressley) took to the podium to recognize Alopecia Areata Awareness month and to stand in solidarity with the 7 million Americans living alopecia.

Pressley, who was diagnosed with alopecia last year, said, “Some people say it’s just hair. But for me, and for many people living with alopecia, hair is intrinsically linked to our identity and cultural expression.”

She added, “Alopecia areata disproportionately affects children and Black Americans and particularly Black women.”

Pressley described her experience seeing herself bald for the first time and said, “For months, I had dreaded the moment when it would be all gone. But looking at myself in the mirror that night, I felt relief, patience and acceptance.”

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  1. Why does everything have to be democrat or republican? I’m so sick of all this crap. It’s time to unite as one country. We will never fully agree on everything but we are closer to what we all ant than you think as long as you leave your nastiness behind. She is gorgeous without hair and sets an example for women who have and will walk with her with Alopecia.

  2. Odd, I never heard of her standing up for people with male pattern baldness. Of course the only thing that matters to Liberals is what happens to them.

  3. Alopecia affects many people of all races. Why does every single thing become about skin color? This country is going backwards not forward in terms of race relations. Aside from that, she still looks great and it shows courage to be bold about hair loss. Many people struggle deeply with this diagnosis.

  4. So what? Everyone has their own issues and honestly…loosing hair? Give me a break!!!

  5. Look how they massacred my boy … Sir Charles Barkley 😢

  6. I had no idea she had alopecia! Cheers to her bravery ❤️

  7. How does she manage to get to a place? Do people just tug her along?

  8. As they said on Seinfeld. George your bald get over it ! All this drama . So much BS in politics

  9. Black is Beautiful 🙌🙌🙌👍👍👍see who beautiful she’s ❤️

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