Although we haven’t yet delved much into the topic of childhood insecurities, we do hope to spend some time researching how we, as parents, can instill positive self esteem within our young children.
We saw this video online and were both disturbed, yet moved by the power of its message. In fact, I had to watch it three times to hear all of her words, and the video gave me the goosebumps during every viewing. The video contains humor, but will also take you through a host of other emotions as well. We strongly recommend that all mothers watch this video, especially if you have a little girl that might one day ask you “Will I Be Pretty?”
Please note that this video does contain ADULT language – there is one inappropriate word for little ears. The language is offensive, and not something that we would normally post on this site. However, given the nature of the subject, and because this video is poetry, we could not bear the thought of altering the video’s message.
Katie is performing “slam poetry,” a form of art, or poetry, of words. The words are very raw, and meant to incite all kinds of emotions within the audience. Personally, this video makes me laugh, but also makes me very angry. Not at Katie, of course, but at the ‘root cause’ of the question, “Will I Be Pretty?”
What kinds of emotions does this video incite within you? What do you do to encourage positive self esteem within your young child?
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