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People are sharing glasses selfies after Congresswoman sported her glasses for the 1st time | KTIC Radio

People are sharing glasses selfies after Congresswoman sported her glasses for the 1st time

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call
Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

(WASHINGTON) —  An act of necessity by a high-profile new female member of Congress has turned into an inspirational moment for women.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who in 2018 became the first African-American woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress, posted on Twitter that she ran out of contact lenses so she had to wear glasses.

The Democrat said she’s had glasses since the second grade but she “never, ever” wears them in public.

She posted a selfie with her glasses after a request from a mom who said her 9-year-old daughter “hates her new glasses,” according to Pressley.

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 some of her female colleagues who also wear glasses and were part of the wave of women elected to Congress in 2018.

“You look fab!” replied Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.

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

The simple selfie led to an outpouring of support.

Women replied to her tweet with their own selfies showing their glasses. The photos were accompanied by comments like “smart girls wear glasses, “representation matters” and “Congressional girls that wear glasses are undefeated.”

Congressional girls that wear glasses are undefeated ????#RepresentationMatters pic.twitter.com/cVhfS8NH8V

— Nads (@kitteNPants12) February 21, 2019

Um hello we STAN this look. ????????

— Jordan Meehan ????️‍???? (@JordanMeehan) February 21, 2019

Nothing wrong with rocking the glasses! pic.twitter.com/A7VwtFmdY1

— Emmy, the unpaid cat maid (@emeraldjaguar) February 21, 2019

I LOVE my glasses and can’t get used to myself without them on. ???? pic.twitter.com/Y58ogNmQXR

— Nishat (@nishatnguyen) February 21, 2019

Girls who wear glasses get…well, they get elected!

— Brasil For Bernie (@worldwidecouns1) February 21, 2019

Smart girls wear glasses. ???? pic.twitter.com/EdozZAY06l

— Monique Pressley (@MoniquePressley) February 21, 2019

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