Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts’ first black congresswoman, is opening up about her hair. In a video done by “The Root,” Pressley reveals she has been living with alopecia and has no hair.
"My twists have become such a synonymous & a conflated part of not only my personal identity & how I show up in the world, but my political brand. And that's why I think it's important that I'm transparent about this new normal & living with alopecia." — @AyannaPressley pic.twitter.com/jqraqZeiKr
— The Root (@TheRoot) January 16, 2020
Alopecia is a condition that causes the hair to fall out in patches.