WOMEN OF COLOUR SERIES ~ "I remember when I first worked on The Hill going to the cafeteria and seeing almost every woman around me wearing the same exact Anne Taylor shift dress. It was a clear message that you have to conform. You have to be this specific image or notion that a professional woman working in politics should look like. People are so afraid to express their individuality and it’s really sad because when you think about Congress, it really should be a microcosm of the US, representing different ethnicities, districts and nationalities. It was very stark."