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.'”
“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.”