Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) said that despite her success, her plight as a woman of color from a working-class family has made her feel as if she doesn’t deserve her seat at the table.
Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest congresswoman in U.S. history, spoke Sunday about “impostor syndrome” during the Athena Film Festival. The Bronx-born Democrat was on hand for the screening of the documentary Knock Down the House, which chronicles her election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Every day. It still doesn’t feel real,” the Bronx-born Democrat said according to Page Six. “When you come from a poor or
Ocasio-Cortez named dropped fellow congresswomen who made history in the 2018 midterm elections including Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.
Their ability to secure seats in the U.S. House of Representatives is a sign that they “convinced others.”
She suggested that the women have had to come to their own terms of being a part of history.
“I think it helped us
What's Your Reaction?
Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.