Miss Confidence by Mia Collis
Ruth stands in her newly won sash and tiara in her one room apartment that she shares with two other people. Ruth is three feet tall. She entered an able-bodied beauty pageant ‘Miss Fabulous Kenya’ competing against hundreds of women. After three intense rounds she walked away with one of the top three prizes ‘Miss Confidence’. The pageant awarded her 5,000 Kenya Shillings, which paid for one months rent in her apartment.