Thirty-eight-year-old rocker Pink has always been known for not caring what other people think of her, the way she expresses herself, or the way she looks. The pop star always rocked both the tomboy look and attitude.
Over the years, the eccentric Pennsylvania-born star has proven time and time again that there can be different types of femininity and beauty, and when it comes to parenting, she practices what she preaches.
Pink champions gender neutrality and she and her husband, former motorcycle racer Carey Hart are raising their 6-year-old daughter Willow gender neutral. The singer explained that her daughter should be able to make her own choices that aren’t dictated by what society feels is normal.
The ‘What About Us’ singer told People: “We are a very label-less household. Last week Willow told me she is going to marry an African woman. I was like: ‘Great, can you teach me how to make African food?'”
And her daughter answered her: “Sure mama, and we are going to live with you while our house is getting ready.”
Pink also spoke about the recent gender-neutral movement that she saw being promoted at a local school. The 38-year-old singer praised the school and said: “The bathroom outside the kindergarten said: ‘Gender Neutral – anybody’, and it was a drawing of many different shapes. I took a picture of it and I wrote: ‘Progress’.”
“I love that kids are having this conversation,” she added.
Pink, who recently promoted her new album Beautiful Trauma, accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award earlier this year and dedicated it to her daughter. She also spoke of her own fight to teach Willow the lesson of self-acceptance.
The mother-of-two explained that her daughter told her that how she thought she was the ugliest girl in school and looked like a boy, to which Pink gave her an awesome life lesson: “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.”
“We don’t change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl. And we help other people to change so they can see more kinds of beauty,” the singer added.
Have you watched the video for Pink’s new single ‘Beautiful Trauma’ from her eponymous new album that features Channing Tatum?