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AOC Spilled On What’s In Her Purse And It’s Pretty Incredible

We might all be shutting ourselves up in quarantine but AOC is opening herself up.

Last week, The U.S. Representative gave fans a brief peek into her daily beauty regimen in a video for Vogue, and now she’s getting honest about what she packs on hand in a “What’s In My Bag” feature on Instagram. In a video shared to her Instagram Stories, AOC got real about what she keeps in her Telfar Clemens’s purse and get ready to add some of her stashes to your checkout bags!

In a post to her Instagram page, AOC showed off what she carries in her Telfar bag.

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If you’re not aware of Telfar by now, get ready because the Black-owned vegan-inclusive brand will be popping off this fall. And AOC is already ahead of the curb.

Like her signature lip pigment, AOC’s bag is a medium Oxblood color and is packed full with all of the items she needs to get her through a busy week in Congress.

To intro the series of items, AOC wrote “What I bring with me to prep for a hearing.”

AOC she always carries a scarf and pair of sunglasses for her walk to work and a loaded binder.

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“I have a daily binder with all my documents, briefs, daily calendar, supporting info, etc. for the day. I will print out all my hearing notes and keep them here for tomorrow,” she wrote. AOC also poked fun of herself, admitting that she is one “of those weird people that likes the office supply section of the pharmacy or grocery.”

AOC keeps hydrated while also managing her plastic consumption by carrying a large green water bottle.

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To make sure her bag remains light on her route to work she uses a very special hack we could all learn from: ice.

“One trick to make my bag less heavy is just to put some ice in it and fill with water when I get to the office,” she explained. The Congresswoman also noted that besides toting around a number of notebooks in her bag she also has a bag filled with dentistry tools to care for her braces. “I need to brush my teeth and floss 3749437 times a day,” she shared.

At the very bottom of it all, AOC says she has a”random makeup bag” for last-minute TV appearances as well as her keys and wallet.

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No doubt there’s a tube of Stila’s Beso (AOC’s red lipstick go-to) in that makeup kit!

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Fans Think This Photo Of Barbie Is Proof She’s An Out And Proud Lesbian

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Fans Think This Photo Of Barbie Is Proof She’s An Out And Proud Lesbian

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The fact that the early days of Barbie were not quite so inclusive to all of us comes as no surprise. The blonde, impossibly figured doll with a penchant for similar-looking friends is a far cry away from the Barbie of today who has friends of all shapes, races, sizes, sexual identities, and abilities. Even better, today’s Barbie crew includes dolls who give queer children a broader playgound for their imagination.

Recently, Barbie has added a new addition to her friend group whose bringing more power to her LGTBQ fans.

Social media has dubbed the LGBTQ positive Aimee Song doll Barbie‘s girlfriend.

Twitter’s latest excitement is about a theory that Barbie and Aimee Song are dating. Photos of Mattel’s doll Aimee Song doll show her wearing a “Love Wins” T-shirt that supports LGBTQ+ rights. The Mattel doll was inspired by fashion blogger Aimee Song and recently caught renewed attention in a viral post shared to Twitter.

The “Love Wins” photos are only now going viral but were actually released in November 2017.

The photos of Barbie and the Aimee doll were shared to Twitter last Monday by user @kissevermore and now has Twitter debating whether the two are dating.

The pictures of Barbie and Aimee show the two dolls eating avocado toast. petting a dog, and smiling at each other. The images have fans questioning when Barbie came out and how she managed to nail a hot girlfriend before they did.

Even REAL Aimee Song weighed in on the images to confirm the relationship.

“I am the girlfriend,” she tweeted with a photo of herself and the Aimee Song doll. 

While Mattel has yet to officially identify Barbie as a lesbian, the original Instagram posts related to the Love Wins Barbies are proof that she is at least an ally.

Confirmed or not, true or not, one of the best parts of Barbie is that she is meant to be whoever her fans want her to be.

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Christina Haswood Wore Traditional Navajo Clothing Made By Her Bisabuela To Her Swearing-In Ceremony And It Was The Most Powerful Look Of 2021 So Far

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Christina Haswood Wore Traditional Navajo Clothing Made By Her Bisabuela To Her Swearing-In Ceremony And It Was The Most Powerful Look Of 2021 So Far

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Newly elected member of the Kansas House of Representatives, Christina Haswood, paid tribute to her heritage on the day of her swearing-in ceremony with the ultimate power look. Dressed in traditional Navajo attire, the 26-year-old made history on Monday when she became the  youngest member of the Kansas legislature, and only its second Native American member. 

Haswood took her oath of office wearing traditional Diné regalia which she made with the help of her mother, and partner.

Wearing moccasins, a velveteen skirt, and a red blouse embellished with silver string made a point to highlight her heritage and identity. Speaking to Vogue in an interview about her clothing, Haswood explained that she “wanted to honor my ancestors and all their sacrifices for me to be here and in this job. I wanted to honor my family, who has taught me how to be a strong, young, Diné woman while growing up in Lawrence, Kansas.” 

In addition to her dress, Haswood wore heirlooms given to her by family members which included a squash blossom necklace, a belt given to her by her uncle, and an additional belt given to her by her shimá sání (grandmother). Her great grandmother also gave her the earrings she wore. In addition, she wore a tsiiyéé (a Navajo-style hair tie) that she made with her shimá sání.

“The significance of these pieces are priceless,” Haswood explained to Vogue. “Many of the pieces I wore that day only come out on special occasions, because of how old they are. I don’t have the funds to be a collector, so many of my pieces have been passed down to my mother, who lets me borrow them.”

Haswood gave a behind-the-scenes look of her swearing-in attire on a TikTok video that has gone viral with more than 500,000 views.

In the video, Haswood readies her hair and does her makeup before eventually getting help from her mother and grandmother to get dressed.

Haswood won the Democratic primary after running unopposed for a seat in the Kansas state legislature that represents District 10.

With degrees in public health from Haskell Indian Nations University and Arizona State University, Haswood also received a master’s degree in public health management from the Kansas University Medical Center.

At the moment, she also serves as a research assistant with the National Council of Urban Indian Health and the Center for American Indian Community Health. There she studies nicotine addiction in tribal youth and researches the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous groups.

“Just two years ago I was in graduate school, and my greatest worries were about getting a job and student loans,” Haswood said in an interview with the Daily Kansan. “Today, the world has changed.”

According to Esquire, four Native candidates ran for office in Kansas. This week, each of them won their primary elections.

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