PINK Is The Inspiration The World Needs Right Now!
Singer and mum of two Pink, shut down the Video Music Awards yesterday with her heartbreaking yet empowering speech to 6 year old daughter Willow!
Pink was awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award from pal Ellen DeGeneres on the night and she used the opportunity to share a powerful message with her legion of fans!
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“Recently, I was driving my daughter to school and she said to me, out of the blue, ‘Mama, I’m the ugliest girl I know,'” Pink began. “She was like, ‘Yeah, I look like a boy with long hair.’ And my brain went to, ‘Oh my God, you’re 6. Where is this coming from? Who said this? Can I kick a 6-year-old’s ass?'”
The mum of two said she went home and made a PowerPoint presentation of “androgynous rock stars and artists that live their truth, are probably made fun of every day of their life, and carry on and wave their flag and inspire the rest of us.” Among them: Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Annie Lennox, Prince, Janis Joplin, George Michael and Elton John.
“Her eyes glazed over,” Pink continued. “But then I said, ‘I really want to know why you feel this way about yourself.'”
Willow repeated, “I look like a boy.” But when Pink asked, “What do you think I look like?” Willow responded, “You’re beautiful.”
“I said, ‘Well, thanks, but when people make fun of me, that’s what they use,'” Pink continued. “I look like a boy … I have too many opinions … My body is too strong.”
“Do you see me growing my hair? … Do you see me changing my body? … Do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?”
“So, baby girl,” the three time Grammy award winner said, “We don’t change. We take gravel in a shell and we make a pearl, and we help other people to change. … You, my darling girl, are beautiful and I love you.”
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And if that isn’t enough to get you all choked up then check out the video of Willow singing along to her mamma’s songs! The cutest thing you will see today!
We love you PINK! The world needs more women like you. Katy Perry was spot on when she said about her fellow star: “I am shooketh. I am dead. I am crying. She’s iconic!”
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