May 6, 2010


Filed under: Body Image — Tags: , , — Melanie @ 9:10 pm

Poetry slammer, Katie Makkai, breaks down “pretty.” (Thanks to Jacquie B.)


  1. this is absolutely brilliant!

    Comment by Sarit — May 7, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

  2. Deep respectful bow to Katie Makkai!
    Passionate, intelligent, well delivered ,so needed that women let the world know what we think about the culture that degrades us.Thank you for the moments of tears. A big golden star on your poetry.

    Comment by z budapest — May 13, 2010 @ 11:16 am

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  4. Thanks for posting this. So amazing and poignant. I cried, of course… 🙂

    Comment by Marla — September 10, 2010 @ 8:32 am

  5. wonderful, stunning, gives me goosebumps each time i listen to this amazing woman shout her poem… and I love going back to listen to her again and again ..

    wow. THANKS Katie!

    Comment by Stella — September 17, 2010 @ 10:47 am

  6. Very powerful. I did not understand what Katie meant by “I have not seen my own face in 10 years.” Is Katie blind?

    Comment by Sheina C — October 25, 2010 @ 4:25 am

  7. @Sheina- She hasn’t seen her face because she had a nose jb so the face she has been looking at for a decade is not her own (so to speak).

    Comment by Melanie — October 25, 2010 @ 7:38 am

  8. I saw that video of “Pretty” on Facebook, and also panicked, thinking she was implying the surgery had cost her vision. Reading this, I am assured, it was an inference about the perspective of it being an alien or artificial face, and not her OWN face. People squint slightly under spotlights. I thought, yea, she could be blind, oh my… But other than that scare, it was an EXCELLENT presentation. Thank you Katie.

    Comment by Jane — October 27, 2010 @ 9:50 pm

  9. This is an absolutely stunning piece. I passed it on to my daughters who are already pretty smart, pretty cool, pretty amazing.

    Comment by Ian Flanagan — October 31, 2010 @ 8:56 am

  10. does anyone have a contact for Katie Makkai, I would love her to perform in London X

    Comment by Nina Malone — December 8, 2010 @ 4:51 am

  11. […] is no ideal to pursue. For most of us, it’s unattainable. I posted a link to a video of slam poet Katie Makkai performing her poem “Pretty.” (Link courtesy of Feminist Fatale.) Later that day, a lady […]

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