“Mama, make me pretty.
Mama make me pretty so they won’t shoot me down.
Mama make me pretty so they won’t point and laugh.
Mama make me a flower crown so they know I’m a Queen,
For a monkey I am not.
Mama make my skin glow like the Sun.
My eyes see storms but I want to be as warm as the Sun.
Like suitors, sunflowers will follow me.
Mama, please make me pretty.
Pretty please, Mama.”- Noxolo Ntintili, The Black Bushy. IG: @blue_paradius
photo by : Masego Morulane of @mane_chicks