Ocasio-Cortez Taking ‘Self-Care’ Break Before Congress

Self-described Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced Monday that she will be taking a “self-care” break before heading into her freshman term in the House of Representatives.

“I’m taking a few days to take care of myself before what is sure to be an eventful term,” the incoming New York congresswoman 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.”