Olivia wrote these poems over a kind of large span of time. sometimes because she was happy or sad and sometimes because she found some pretty words that just made sense to put on paper. theres stuff about her body, stuff about famous people, and stuff about not-so famous but very important people.
Katie Makkai- Pretty -Poem Ending- "This, this is about my own some-day daughter. When you approach me, already stung-stayed with insecurity, begging, “Mom, will I be pretty? Will I be pretty?” I will wipe that question from your mouth like cheap lipstick and answer, “No! The word pretty is unworthy of everything you will be, and no child of mine will be contained in five letters. You will be pretty intelligent, pretty creative, pretty amazing. But you, will never be merely 'pretty'.”