I don’t do politics. Although I’m well aware of the impact that judicial laws have on society as a whole. We’ve all heard about women breaking the glass ceiling in the most adventurous of ways, some end up getting cheered at for ‘acting like a man’ whilst others get frowned upon for not being feminine enough. As women its all a delicate balancing act and for some of us with two left feet, the term balance fails to exist in our dictionary.
Let us take Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez AKA AOC for example. This female is an embodiment of every working class female with an ambitious dream.
In a world filled with pretentious phoniness that even Instagram filters fail to cover, AOC possesses a unique authenticity that radiates through her fearless personality.
The fact that she refuses to let other people’s opinion of how she’s supposed to portray herself, define her, makes her a solid 10 in my eyes. She embraces the attention and to some extent the scrutiny she obtains from wearing that classic red lipstick and gold hoops and milks the sh*t out of it to challenge the perceived image of females from the Bronx.
And don’t even get me started on her social media game. Our generation is all about Instagram and Twitter because of our disturbingly short attention spans. As someone who isn’t as active on social platforms like Twitter, I had to take a minute to acknowledge how strategically and efficiently AOC utilised her Twitter platform to raise a few eyebrows. In the past she used her platform to challenge Fox News and even managed to turn dull committee hearings into viral videos, allowing her to engage with a wider audience and stay relevant.
Finally, I have the utmost respect for her humble attitude. As a young hispanic women who’s past has been aired out like unwashed laundry for society to judge and comment on. AOC handled it, the way a PR executive of a famous movie star would. She turned her publicity (good or bad) and moulded it in such a way that it aligned with her views. The fact that AOC used her bartending past as a platform (at the National Action Network convention) to inspire a nation is admirable.
She knew that her past would come into heavy scrutiny from the moment she was sworn into congress, but the fact that she used her past to encourage a nation to relentlessly pursue their dreams, is nothing short of amazing.
This article may sound heavily biased and influenced to fit a certain political view. But I would like to reiterate what I’d mentioned at the very beginning of this post, ‘I don’t do politics.’
I just happen to respect the attitude, hustle and drive of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In a time where feminism is still a term that is heavily misunderstood and women still have to sneak tampons into their office bathroom by sliding them into their long sleeves. So Fred from accounting won’t get uncomfortable.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a breath of fresh air.