During a interview with Vogue, Lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) referred to it as almost like a “mini protest to love yourself” within a “culture is so predicated on diminishing women and preying on our self-esteem.”
“Our culture is so predicated on diminishing women and preying on our self-esteem, and so it’s quite a radical act—and it’s almost like a mini protest—to love yourself in a society that’s always telling you you’re not the right weight, you’re not the right color, you’re not the right, you know, whatever it is.”
“I went from working in a restaurant to being on cable news all the time,” AOC explained.
“I initially really struggled with that. At a certain point, I just learned that you cannot get your feelings of beauty and confidence from anyone but yourself…. If I’m going to spend an hour in the morning doing my glam, it’s not going to be because I’m afraid of what some Republican photo is going to look like…. It’s because I feel like it.” She adds.