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Mom, will I be pretty? (VIDEO)

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.


  1. 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.

    avatar Michelle Trotter
  2. 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.

    avatar Elizabeth
  3. 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 !!!

    avatar Tammy
  4. 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…

    avatar Sarah
  5. 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.

    avatar Lillian DeVone
  6. 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 🙂

    avatar crzylbrlchick

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