AOC: Fighter, Phenom, Change Maker – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – Prachi Gupta

Gupta, P. (2019). AOC : fighter, phenom, change maker. Workman Publishing.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents the 14th District of New York State in the U.S. House of Representatives within the 116th meeting (January 3, 2019 to January 3, 2021) of U.S. Congress.

Prachi Gupta writes books and for politics for multiple sites and podcasts including interview with Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and others.

In speaking with Ta-Nehisi Coates (whose Case for Reparations was in the Atlantic in June 2014), Ocasio-Cortez siad, “I think the reason why I’m able and why I choose to speak the wayt hat I choose to speak, in a way that some people would say is risky [particularly to ambitions to run for U.S. President], is because I don’t attach myself to some kind of ambition or vision of myself for the future. I think it is exactly that behavior that prevents people from speaking truth to power today” (p. 127).