How would you react if your six-year-old daughter said, “Mama, I’m the ugliest girl I know.”?
Most of us would probably be lost for words, right? But, then again, most of us are not Pink.
After Pink’s daughter, Willow admitted to her mum that she thinks she’s ugly and “looks like a boy,” Pink took the stage at the VMA’s to share an empowering message with her daughter (and the rest of the world).
If you only take one thing from the VMA’s, then it needs to be this.
Pink’s show-stealing speech
Dressed in matching suits, Pink, Willow and Carey Hart are the picture of #familygoals as they pose at the Video Music Awards. But behind the adorable matching outfits and perfectly polished smiles, the family faces the same struggles we all do, especially when it comes to self-acceptance. Take a look at the video below.
— MTV (@MTV) August 28, 2017
As the 37-year-old singer accepted the coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, she shared a story about her daughter’s recent struggle. After Willow admitted that she doesn’t like the way she looks, Pink did what any dedicated mum would do.
She made a Powerpoint presentation featuring “androgynous rock stars” who “live their truth”. As she explains, her slideshow included Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, Janis Joplin, Annie Lennox, Elton John and George Michael.
Ok, so maybe most of us wouldn’t enlighten our children with a Powerpoint presentation, but, you have to admit, it’s a good idea!
Love yourself, ladies and gents
As she states:
“We don’t change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl. We help other people to change so that they can see more kinds of beauty.”
Once again, Pink wins at parenting. And at award presentations. Oh, and at Powerpoint as well.
Is there anything this woman cannot do???
Whether she’s pumping the tunes on stage or pumping out breast milk in the dressing room, Pink’s pure awesomeness is hard to deny. If you love her as much as we do, check out Pink’s 2018 Australian Tour Plans to secure your seat at her next Australian show.