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Why be Pretty?

I’ve battled pretty my entire life. I spent decades trying to be the word. Years trying to dissect the word. Now, after raising two young girls all I want to do is dismiss the word completely. It has stolen years of my life, more money than I ever want to think about, and lots and lots of joy. And why? 

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So much more than pretty

    “I hope I’m pretty when I grow up,” you tell me, with wide fawn eyes and a nervous smile. You say it earnestly seeking out the future and not just fishing for compliments. “Why is it important to you?” I ask, trying to steady my voice and keep it void of emotion. “Because pretty matters,” you tell me confidently,

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