the word "pretty" has become everything i am
my entire being, condensed into the word "pretty"

theyll ask: "kathy what to you want to be when you're older?"
no matter what i say, the only response i get is: "no! you should model"

no one sees past "pretty"
maybe im smart
maybe im funny
but theyll never know because ill forever only be "pretty".

im in pain, but it doesnt matter because "pretty girls cant cry"

"youre too pretty for this"
"youre too pretty for that"

when will i be able to make my own decisions without my appearance stopping me from who i want to be.

i want to be a psychologist, i want to go to college, i want to learn

i want to be me, all of me, not just my appearance... not just my "pretty"