Which is why when she revealed three weeks ago that she was now totally bald due to alopecia, a hair-loss condition, it was a big, brave deal.
“My twists had become such a synonymous and conflated part of not only my personal identity and how I show up in the world, but my political brand,” Pressley told website The Root, revealing her new look for the first time.
“That's why I think it's important that I'm transparent about this new normal, and living with alopecia”.
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They’ve called her names like “Mr Clean” (a bald brand mascot for Proctor and Gamble who sort of resembles a member of Right Said Fred and would be really at home in an achingly cool Leeds rave, so I’m not sure where the insult is there).
So Pressley clapped back, of course, by tweeting a picture of her bald head.
“Dear Trolls. You really think I look like "Mr. Clean"?” she wrote.
“Please. He never looked THIS clean. Sorry, not sorry my unapologetically rockin' my crown triggers you. Proud”
Dear Trolls. You really think I look like "Mr. Clean" ? Please. He never looked THIS clean. Sorry not sorry my unap… https://t.co/aveD27DQqw