November 5, 2010

Are YOU Pretty?

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 5:57 pm by Gina

Ciao ragazze!

Even if poetry isn’t your thing or you’ve never heard someone perform it out loud, this is something you have to watch. Poetry slammer Katie Makkai rocks this performance about “pretty” and how we use such a silly word to define ourselves. Raw and real it gets to the point. Watch it and tell me what you think!

The word pretty is unworthy of everything you will be,
and no child of mine will be contained in six letters.
You will be
pretty intelligent,
pretty creative,
pretty amazing,
but you will never be merely “pretty.”

There is so much more that makes someone pretty than a straight nose and nice clothes. Are you living a pretty life?

Here’s to striving for something more substantial than simply “pretty.”
~Gina

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2 Comments »

  1. Julie Mussio said,

    I loved her talk on “pretty”. Pretty true.

  2. Amanda Gabrielle said,

    “…all of those who will go home crestfallen because not enough strangers found you suitably fuck-able” – good stuff. She was a little intense for me, but I liked it. Sigh, I’m never having kids. :]


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