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Pink encourages gender non-conforming kids in MTV speech: WATCH

Role model P!nk told a story about positive body image at an awards show. Inspired by her six-year-old daughter – she talked about loving oneself no matter what you look like: “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. I look like a boy with long hair.'”

The iconic pop star said she asked herself why a six-year-old would be thinking this way but decided to use it as a teachable moment.

“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.’ But I said, ‘When people make fun of me, that’s what they use.’ They say that I look like a boy, or I’m too masculine, or I have too many opinions, or my body is too strong. And I said to her, I said, ‘Do you see me growing my hair?’ She said, ‘No mama.’ I said, ‘Do you see me changing my body?’ ‘No mama.’ ‘Do you see me changing the way I present myself to the world?’ ‘No mama.’ ‘Do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?’ ‘Yes mama.'”

She concluded:

“Baby girl, we don’t change. We take the gravel in the shell and we make a pearl. We help other people to change so that they can see more kinds of beauty.”


via MTV