@JamilSmith | 251,660 followers
This is one of the more poignant and elegant moments that I’ve seen from a politician of late. @AyannaPressley is correct—everything is political, especially hair. Pressley didn’t have to reveal her alopecia, but she shows here why it matters that she did.

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I retweeted this yesterday but I want to retweet it again because it’s so powerful. It is very worth seven minutes of your time.
 
When she said: “I’m not here to just occupy space, I’m here to create it,” I felt my soul shake. ✊🏾✊🏾
 
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"I'm not here just to occupy space, I'm here to create it."
 
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You are brave and stunning. 👏🏻 Thank you for sharing.
 
I usually don't watch internet videos, I'm more of a text person. So I saw this several times before I watched. It was worth every second of the 7.5 minutes.
 
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OMG. How brave and moving! An issue very close to me as I also have alopecia. I gasped when you revealed the "new" you. Out loud, I exclaimed "You are beautiful!". Inside and out. THANK YOU.
 
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OMG I’m still shaking from this woman’s power... and through vulnerability. She is so stunningly beautiful & brilliant. My head wants to agree with her husband, but my heart tells me that Ms. Pressley is right. Freedom looks phenomenal on you, sister! Thank you & bless you. 🙏🏼
 
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Agreed. She is amazing. So powerful and beautiful in all that honesty and feeling. I cannot express my admiration strongly enough.
 
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Ayanna is beautiful from the inside out. #PowerUp
 
Take the time. Watch the video.
 
 
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@AyannaPressley shows that grace, dignity, and strength can be found in vulnerability. I am so proud of you, Congresswoman.
 
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That’s an awesomely, beautiful story from an awesomely beautiful, Black woman, with or without the hair. I especially like when she says that she is not here 2 occupy, but 2 create. To that I wholeheartedly agree. Two of our main purposes 4 being here are 2 create & 2 experience
 
 
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Amazing! @AyannaPressley has created a healing space for women who have alopecia. We are empowered by your strength.
 
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I am so moved by this that I can't find words. What a proud, brave, beautiful woman!
 
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That brought me to tears. What strength in her honesty.
 
I cannot tell you how this poignant story stirred me. In 1999, while in middle school, my daughter started her Alopecia journey. Your story has uplifted us both. @AyannaPressley
 
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To see
A politician's personal story,
With all the details on hand-
Nothing kept back simply human.
A down to earth person in this society.
 
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I don’t know enough about her politics to say if I agree or disagree but I can say based on the video she is a very powerful woman and whether she has hair or not doesn’t change what she brings to the table.
 
 
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you are a beautiful and courageous woman. I watched this through tears. You are helping so many others. May you be strengthened and blessed.
 
Wow. What a incredible leader. <3
 
 
Everything about this truth is beautiful, affirming, and fierce. Thank you, @AyannaPressley
 
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I can’t wait for Senator Pressley 💪🤓🗽💕🇺🇸
 
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Congresswoman, you are stunning just as you are.
 
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I was so impressed by this video. First for Pressley's reasons for the twists and how seriously she took her responsibility to be a role model for girls/young women. Then for her bravery in revealing what she's gone thru.
 
 
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This is so beautiful and powerful @AyannaPressley. Such strength in beauty. You ARE beautiful💙💙💙
 
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Have thought her amazing since she came on the national scene. She proves her power and commitment, yet again, in a huge, vulnerable way. She is beautiful with hair but spectacular without it. Her power and light shine even brighter when her face is in its full glory. 🙏🏻❤️
 
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Amazing. Thank you, Congresswoman, for having the courage to share your story.
 
 
Very powerful and poignant. I want her to be my representative.
 
I usually dread the news but this is just breathtaking. Love you @AyannaPressley
 
 
A remarkable woman and American. Thank you @AyannaPressley
 
This is one of the reasons why i love @AyannaPressley ❤️
 
I find @AyannaPressley to be an incredibly impressive woman, and this reveal and the strength of it only furthers that belief.
 
She is truly awe inspiring. I can’t wait to see where her journey takes her! ❤️❤️❤️
 
This is powerful- I mean, I know what it's like to have your body betray you, and I still can't imagine the depths of this emotional pain.
 
I 💕 this woman. Watch the full vid.
 
THIS is what real power looks like!
 
 
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Super beautiful & super touching. Inspirational
 
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100% wrong "everything is not political" However I am sorry for her hair loss.
 
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Wow. So powerful.
 
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You’re beautiful, brave and brilliant Ayanna! ✊🏼🙏cheers from 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/mYFPVWW94i
 
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I’m so thankful for her transparency. She just blessed an entire generation of young queens
 
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She’s still VERY beautiful to me!
 
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You are beautiful and amazing and so very smart. I’m sorry you lost your braids and have been dealing with this pain. ❤️
 
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Tying your hair in knots will make it fall out. Tying up our government in knots will get your hide out of office.
 
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You look so BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you so much for sharing your story !!! #yougogirl
 
 
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WOW! Amazing! She's amazing! Just WOW!
 
 
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I knew it that you are one of the Commander of Dora Milaje!! Only Wakandans have such bravery! Respect 🖖 pic.twitter.com/ThQ9LHxyMB
 
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Well damn it! Aren’t you beautiful? Yes you are!
 
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Black ppls hair is just hair... get over yourselves
 
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That’s an awesome thing and perspective to share. Aside from the fact that she also looks amazing bald.
 
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If my Mom were still with us, she would be my Moms hero. She had alopecia and completely lost her head hair, it devastated her and she never did figure out to just be the beautiful self her children believed her to be.
 
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You are an amazing woman, strong, vulnerable, open, honest, inspirational. Thank you for sharing your story. Go be beautiful and live your best life ❤️
 
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I am so overwhelmed by her honesty and bravery. What an amazing woman! We are so blessed as a Nation for representatives like her.
 
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Everything about this is incredibly beautiful. Breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you, Representative Pressley. ♥️
 
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Ayanna is beautiful on the outside and in her heart.
 
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Wow. With and without, so beautiful. What an amazing soul. Thank you for sharing this story.
 
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Wow. She’s such a treasure. ❤️
 
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She is beautiful, inside and out. Prayers for strength on this journey.
 
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Very, very brave. IMO she looks quite beautiful as a bald woman.
 
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Bravo, Ayanna! Sharing your journey when not yet complete is powerful, courageous. The girls who will hear you will sense that acknowledging the hair loss is an even bigger deal than celebrating braids.
 
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Powerful and beautiful. And brave. *salute*
 
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This story is spamming me !
 
 
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I’m in awe of her, she is such a wonderful role model for us all.
 
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Beauty. Courage. Grace. Dignity. May she spread her spirit far and wide.
 
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Hair is now political ???? Seems like a stretch.
 
 
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You are beautiful inside & out! Your hair is only an extension of that. Show your bald self, your truth, all of you is still there! Your voice is still there!!!
 
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I'm beginning to believe, we're part of the conscious and physical evolution. Keep Shining Sister!
 
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Hair is Political??? Maybe my smooth hairless ass is the reason I support most Republicans. Never thought of it before. No dingle berries like Democrats.
 
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She is even more beautiful now!!! Talk about being pretty inside and out! God is going to bless you keep owning your power and continue on your journey. There are a variety of units to choose from. Congrats on being brave, beautiful and for serving our country. I love you!!
 
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You're ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Your beauty gives you shelter from the loss of your hair...No one would ever doubt you are Woman...hair or no hair.
 
 
 
 
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Science, pooping, sky is political too?
 
 
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Beauty is not diminished by baldness. She wears her beauty well.
 
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You are beautiful as you are. You are strong. And I hope telling your truth will truly set you free. You are now a symbol of power for other little girls, as you have been for Twist Nation. Rock on, and thank you for your bravery and service to this country.
 
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“Not just here to occupy space but to create it.” Beautiful
 
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It's not the point at all but she looks fantastic either way.
 
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And on and on you go, like this hair loss thing is something of importance, but it sure seems to be something you can relate to. It is shameful and inane to waste time on that in this moment in time, or any other, for that matter.
 
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You are beautiful, inside and out. So proud of you Ayanna.
 
 
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