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Rep. Ayanna Pressley Wants Medicare to Cover Wigs: ‘It’s So Much More Than Cosmetic’

In January 2020, Rep. Ayanna Pressley came to a The Root video studio and opened up about a part of herself that she’d kept close despite being an extremely popular progressive Congresswoman and member of “the Squad” who stayed in the public eye. Pressley revealed that she was living with alopecia.

She then removed her wig for the first time publicly to show her beautiful bald scalp. Since then, Pressley has become a champion for the some 7 million Americans living with the autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.

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