Quick Hit: “Will I be pretty?”
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.