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Mom, will I be pretty? (VIDEO)

This is Katie Makkai at the National Poetry Slam in 2002, talking about the dream of being pretty. You don’t want to miss this. It is awesome.

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12 comments to Mom, will I be pretty? (VIDEO)

  • Sara Sara

    That was so awesome it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Me, too – sort of made me want to laugh, cry, and cheer, all at the same time. I love how the audience started to react, too. It’s incredibly moving. Wonderful.

  • Jennifer Falk Jennifer Falk

    Send this video to everyone you know. It is amazing. Thansk

  • Michelle Trotter Michelle Trotter

    Wow! Does that ever hit home? Brought tears to my eyes too. I have a lot to think about, things that had never occurred to me before. I have a daughter who will be 6 years old tomorrow. I do not want her to feel like this woman does, or how I have felt. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Elizabeth Elizabeth

    Wow. Tears flow. Imagine how life would have been different growing up with that type of mother. And I know life would have been different for my mother if she had been mothered that way. We can be different now. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Tammy Tammy

    Beautiful!,,,,,, And sooooooo very true!,,,,, my baby girls are smart, caring, hard working, have huge hearts,….list goes on and on thank you for sharing….I am going to pass this on !!!

  • Andrew Andrew

    Unreal! If only this could be worked into America’s public school curriculum…

  • moises moises

    what andrew said + its not just women ;) men want to be pretty too…. Very happy to hear great poetry like this!

  • Sarah Sarah

    That was beautiful, it was so moving and the way she said it all… It wouldn’t have been quite the same if I had just read it in class, she brought it to life.
    This made me cry…
    So beautiful…

  • Lillian DeVone Lillian DeVone

    I watched this once, with goosebumps and a sadness and joy. I called my daughter into the room to watch it with me. As she watched I cried. When this clip was over- I asked her if she felt it? Yes. We hugged. I want the world to see and hear this video.

  • Amia Amia

    Wow this sent chills down my spine.

  • crzylbrlchick crzylbrlchick

    I just looked at my demographics on this video for the first time in eons (if not ever) and realized your post was what sent this video viral while I was on vacation in Death Valley. Thanks for posting, and I’m sure Katie feels the same :)

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