"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," the singer recalled.
Pink is embracing who she is and she's teaching her children all about self-love too. She never cared about looking the same as everyone else. In fact, she's one of the most iconic pop stars in the country who has always celebrated her uniqueness. While taking the stage at the 2017 MTV Music Awards, she told the audience about the time her daughter told her she felt ugly "because I look like a boy."
She mentioned how she went home and created a PowerPoint presentation for her daughter, which included some androgynous rock stars and artists who were true to themselves and are probably made fun of every day of their life, regardless of which they carry on with pride to inspire others to do the same, according to TODAY. She also talked about the things people use to make fun of her. "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." She then asked her daughter, "Do you see me growing my hair?" She made sure to impart a lesson of self-love and told her daughter that she would never change the way she looks for the sake of others and added how she's still "selling out arenas all over the world."
The Never Not Gonna Dance Again singer said, "So, baby girl, we don't change," as the audience cheered for her. "We take the gravel in the shell and we make a pearl," she added. Then she mentioned how we should help others change so that they can also see "more kinds of beauty."
Pink was also told that her career would end if she had kids. Once again she proved everyone wrong. The mom of two — who shares son Jameson, 6, and daughter Willow Sage, 11, with husband Carey Hart opened up about how working in the music industry impacted her desire to have children. "Everyone told me, 'If you have children right now, your career's over'," the 43-year-old told Zane Lowe for Apple Music. Regardless of her love for what she does and her career, she said that she never felt satisfied as she wanted to have a family, which was equally important to her because "if this is the carrot, I've eaten it. I'm still hungry. I'm hungry. I'm empty," she said.
The So What singer admitted having kids turned out to be the best decision she ever made. "Having a family was really important to me because my family life was screwed as a kid, and I'm super affectionate and cuddly and goofy. Just doing music wasn't enough for me."
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