Activist turned Democratic Party superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has announced that she is taking a week long break for “self-care” — prior to the Congressional session even beginning.
The 29-year-old Democratic Socialist and incoming New York congresswoman announced that she will be taking a week off and will be sharing her adventure in “self-care” on Instagram.
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“I’m taking a few days to take care of myself before what is sure to be an eventful term,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “For working people, immigrants, & the poor, self-care is political — not because we want it to be, but bc of the inevitable shaming of someone doing a face mask while financially stressed. So I’ve decided to take others along with me on IG as I learn what self-care even means and why it’s important.”
So I’ve decided to take others along with me on IG as I learn what self-care even means and why it’s important.
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— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 17, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez also lamented about how she can no longer “read and write for leisure” or do enough yoga since running for Congress.
“Before the campaign, I used to practice yoga 3-4x/week, eat nutritiously, read and write for leisure,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “As soon as everything kicked up, that all went out the window. I went from doing yoga and making wild rice and salmon dinners to eating fast food for dinner and falling asleep in my jeans and makeup.”