Extra Extra: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

AOC at the State of the Union Address

Everything Alexandria wears is an ode to something. Suffragette white for women’s empowerment at her inauguration and in solidarity with her congresssional sisters at the State of the Union Address. Constant red lipstick not only because it looks stunning and natural on her Latino skin, but because women of Puerto Rican descent are chastised for being feisty and fiery and owning their sexuality. Hoop earrings as well because women of her heredity are given a choice between feeling sexy and being harassed. A 29 year old Latino woman is in Congress and she sure as hell is wearing red lipstick and hoop earrings.

She dared.