How 5 Trailblazing Women In Politics Have Practiced Self-Care

BLFF Team | Jul 24, 2022


Happy Self-Care Day! Have you ever wondered what trailblazing women in politics do for self-care? Check out five of them below.


Attorney General Maura Healey

Maura Healey is the current Attorney General of Massachusetts, first assuming office in 2015. Attorney General Healey is the first openly gay state attorney general in the United States.

For self-care, Attorney General Healey is an avid basketball player. While a student at Harvard, she was the co-captain of the women’s basketball team and spent two years playing professional basketball overseas after graduation. Attorney General Healey still plays basketball recreationally.

Senator Lisa Murkowski

Lisa Murkowski is one of the current United States Senators from Alaska, first assuming office in December 2002. Senator Murkowski is the second-most senior Republican woman in the Senate.

Senator Murkowski loves hiking and biking in the summer, and skiing in the winter Senator Murkowski has hiked the Chilkoot Trail, which is a three-day hike from Alaska into Canada, and saysshe has aspirations to hike Macchu Pichu in Peru.


Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is a current U.S. Congresswoman for New York’s 14th district. Representative Ocasio-Cortez was the youngest person ever to be elected to Congress in 2018

Representative Ocasio-Cortez is an aspiring morning person, and has a strict morning routine. Itincludes: waking up around 7AM or 8AM, checking her phone for Slack messages and emails, drinking lemon water, doing her skincare, and then walking to work.


Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was an activist for the Civil Rights Movement, most known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Parks was also a field investigator for the NAACP.

For self-care, Rosa Parks avidly practiced yoga. Parks originally learned yoga in the 1960s with her nieces and nephews, and practiced for three decades. Parks loved yoga and she used it to preserve her well-being during the Civil Rights Movement.


Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice was the 66th Secretary of State, serving under the Bush administration. Rice was the first female African-American Secretary of State, and the first woman to serve as National Security Advisor.

Secretary Rice plays the piano as a hobby. She began playing piano at the age of fifteen with the goal of becoming a concert pianist. While Rice was Secretary of State, she regularly played with a chamber music group in Washington, D.C.




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