Pink’s powerful message of self-love

Over the weekend, singer Pink rocked the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Her defining moment? Her acceptance speech dedicated to her daughter Willow who, aged only six, was questioning her beauty.💖


Pink was this year’s recipient of the VMA’s Video Vanguard Award and as a force to be reckoned with – having previously posted body positive messages for new mums – she took the stage to spread the word on self-love.

Accepting her award, Pink told the audience that Willow had said she was the ugliest person she knew. “I look like a boy with long hair,” Willow had expressed.

True to self

True to form, the So What singer highlighted that when others put us down it is due to their own insecurities. Creating a PowerPoint presentation filled with images of Prince, Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Annie Lennox and more, Pink showed that androgynous rock stars in their past would have been targeted but they continued to live the way they wanted.

“Androgynous rock stars and artists that live their truth are probably made fun of every day of their lives, and carry on, and wave their flag, and inspire the rest of us,” said Pink.


Continuing that people are quick to make comments about her own style and body shape Pink retorted with: “Do you see me selling out arenas all over the world? … 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.”

Taking the opportunity in front of her peers, her daughter and millions of viewers at home, Pink gave us all a lesson in self-love and acceptance of who we really are. One of the many reasons the star has been so successful in the past.

Set to release her seventh album Beautiful Trauma (13 October) we’re sure to see Pink back at her best, performing in stadiums across the world and spreading the message that it’s OK to be yourself.

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