I couldn't watch this and NOT share it with you all. It is absolutely amazing. Because, yes! Oh my goodness, yes! That word - pretty. That word and all its synonyms have haunted my life and my feelings about myself for as long as I can remember. It still lurks there despite all I've accomplished and all the things I am. And you know what? That's crap. We shouldn't be fixated on this word and we should't continue to raise generations of girls/women to let this loaded word have a hold on them.
There are so many things I want to say about this but I think excessive nodding, shouting of the word YES, and fist pumping most accurately sum up my feelings.Please watch and prepare to have your mind BLOWN.
You can learn a bit about Katie and hear some of her thoughts on the indoctrination of young girls in he first three minutes of this video. You can continue watching for another performance of "Pretty" and what I am pretty sure is someone's cellphone going off (for what feels like forever) a minute or so in to Katie's performance. If you have thoughts, want to vent with me, or just want to share your enthusiasm, you know where to find me.