We are all familiar with Pink (stylized as P!nk). She rules the world of music, but did you know that she also rocks being a mother?
Alecia Beth Moore—professionally known as Pink—is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Pink rose as an artist with her debut solo album and later went on to win her first Grammy Award.
That’s not all, on the home front she is also an awesome mother. If you follow her on Instagram, you’ll see it’s filled with pictures of her with her two kids.
She mostly posts her down to earth, honest and humor-filled parenting journey.
Nevertheless, parenting isn’t all fun and games.
She shared her life-story at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. The story is about, and for, her daughter.
After receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, she took the stage and it was clear that she had an important message in mind.
“Recently I was driving my daughter to school and she said to me, out of the blue, ‘Momma … I’m the ugliest girl I know,'” Pink recalled. “‘I look like a boy with long hair.'”
It’s heartbreaking for any parent when a child is being hard on themselves. When most go on to provide verbal consolation, Pink went on a different track.
“I went home and I made a PowerPoint presentation for her,” Pink said.
“And in that presentation were androgynous rock stars and artists that lived their truth,” she added. “[People] who are probably made fun of every day of their life and carry on and wave their flag and inspire the rest of us.”
She went on describing world-changing talents like Michael Jackson and Elton John who went on forging their own way. They didn’t let anyone’s negativity hold them back.
To prove things further, Pink, her daughter and her husband Carey Hart all showed up at the VMAs wearing matching suits.
Pink shared there are numerous kids who are battling with their self-image and self-esteem. However, they should never, ever be made to feel that they are ‘ugly’ or that their bodies are different or wrong in any way.
“Baby girl, we don’t change,” Pink said to thundering applause. “We help other people to change, so they can see more kinds of beauty.”
Pink focused on the truth that beauty is subjective, and we all should remember that there are many things we can teach and should pass on instead of a rigid, traditional sense of beauty.
Watch her full speech
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