P!NK. Maybe her music or acrobatics aren’t for everyone but if one thing’s for certain it’s the fact that she sure knows how women are currently feeling about beauty and beauty ideals within the media. This year at the 2017 VMAs, she made the. most. epic. awards speech that seriously rattled and stirred some emotion inside us and made us think “HELL YES”. Hashtag you go girl. Hashtag own it.
With the launch of Lorna’s new book Love You, we’re all about self-love, self-belief and finding your own version of beauty so we thought what P!NK said was perfect and just thought you ougtta know.
In case you missed it, here it is:
“Recently, I was driving my daughter to school and she said to me, out of the blue, ‘Mama?’ I said, ‘Yes, baby?’
“She said, ‘I’m the ugliest girl I know.’ And I said, ‘Huh?’ And she was like, ‘Yeah, I look like a boy with long hair.’ And my brain went to, ‘Oh my god, you’re six. Why? Where is this coming from? Who said this? Can I kick a 6-year-old’s ass, like what?’”
“But I didn’t say anything. Instead I went home and I made a Powerpoint presentation for her. And in that presentation were androgynous rockstars and artists that live their truth, are probably made fun of every day of their life, and carry on, wave their flag and inspire the rest of us. And these are artists like Michael Jackson and David Bowie and Freddie Mercury and Annie Lennox and Prince and Janis Joplin and George Michael, Elton John, so many artists — her eyes glazed over.”
“But then I said, ‘You know, I really want to know why you feel this way about yourself.’ And she said, ‘Well I look like a boy,’ and I said, ‘Well what do you think I look like?’ And she said, ‘Well you’re beautiful.’ And I was like, ‘Well, thanks. But when people make fun of me, that’s what they use. They say I look like a boy or I’m too masculine or I have too many opinions, my body is too strong.’