Katie Makkai is a veteran poetry slammer and here she defines the word “pretty“. Katie has a powerful passionate message that all young girls should hear! Be who you are from within and you will shine bright like a diamond girls!
Here is a little about who she is…
Makkai co-founded the Denver poetry slam in 2000, the same year she graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in Writing. She has performed in poetry venues throughout the U.S. and competed at the National Poetry Slam every year from 2000-2005; she was voted champion for the city of Denver in 2000 and Albuquerque, N.M., in 2002.
In addition to poetry, Makkai also writes humorous short stories about her experiences as a woman navigating the social and political terrain of civil service. This includes a 10-year career as an EMT and paramedic, as well as her more recent appointment as a deputy medical examiner in Oregon. However, Makkai asserts that no competition or professional work compares with helping to teach poetry to juvenile criminal offenders through “Art from Ashes” from 2000-2004.”
Transcript can be found here: http://dianasmanylifetimes.blogspot.com/2010/11/katie-makkai-pretty.html