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Quick Hit: “Will I be pretty?”

April 28, 2010

Via a commenter on this post at Jezebel, Katie Makkai’s slam poetry piece on the word “pretty”:

This is about my own someday daughter. When you approach me, already stung, stained with insecurity, begging, “Mom, will I be pretty? Will I be pretty?” I will wipe that question from your mouth like cheap lipstick and answer: “No! The word ‘pretty’ is unworthy of everything you will be and no child of mine will be contained in five letters!”

Definitely worth watching.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Jill permalink
    April 28, 2010 11:32 PM

    Hell to the yes.

  2. April 29, 2010 3:38 PM

    Loved the way she said all those things in an incredible way and so fast!

  3. nko permalink
    April 30, 2010 1:14 AM

    in LOVE.


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