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Let’s Celebrate Representation Without Putting Politicians on a Pedestal

Seeing ourselves reflected is important, but there’s more work to be done

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wearing a face mask.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) looks out towards a crowd during a food distribution event on October 27, 2020 in New York City. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks out against those who have insulted her or underestimated her, my heart flutters and I feel less alone in the world as a Latina woman. Her unwavering capability to call out…

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Nicole Froio

Nicole Froio

Columnist, reporter, researcher, feminist. Views my own. #Latina. Tip jar: paypal.me/NHernandezFroio