P!nk is a true role model, she has been rocking our world for over two decades now, with her fantastic voice giving us hits like ‘What About Us,’ ‘So What,’ ‘Try,’ and many more. Famously always rocking short hair, many people know P!nk for her style and music, but one thing she isn’t as well know for is her commitment to fighting injustice. That’s why we think it’s only right to give this a spotlight! Recently she offered to pay the fines of the Norwegian women’s beach handball team, after they were penalized for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms at the European Beach Handball Championships. So in honor of her most recent heroic action, here are 5 times Pink has proven she is the role model we all need!
When She Taught Her Daughter Not to Change For Anyone
When accepting the MTV VMA Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award back in 2017, she shared the story of the day when, driving her daughter to school, her daughter Willow had suddenly said, “I’m the ugliest girl I know.” She, of course, was very confused by this and wondered why her daughter would think that. Turns out she thought she looked like a boy. So P!nk went back home and made a PowerPoint for her of androgynous rock stars, including David Bowie, Elton John, Janis Joplin, and more, intending to tell her daughter that embracing her masculinity isn’t a weakness. P!nk shared with her daughter, that people often say that about P!nk too. This warms our hearts every single time and is a great reminder to be ourselves and not listen to what others say.
When She Said She Sees Herself As Both A Singer and A Social Worker
Earlier this year, P!nk did an interview with Bustle, where she briefly talked about how she wanted to be either a singer, or a social worker growing up. We can see which one she chose, but according to her, she never really chose one, as she’s actually doing both, all while also being an active mom to her two children. This is because, along with being a successful singer, she uses her platform to fight social injustice and helps as much as possible. She went on to say that no matter what darkness she and her family face, they know how to find joy again, making her feel accomplished as a mother. Isn’t that sweet?! We don’t know about you, but being able to juggle all of that? It makes P!nk a role model to us all.
Her 2018 Beautiful Cover Feature for People Magazine
Back in 2018, P!nk and her kids were on the cover of People magazine’s Beautiful issue. This feature showcased everything that makes Pink great, from being a complete superstar on stage and constantly performing stunts while still singing beautifully, to always bringing her kids on the road so she can also be a mom as much as possible. The chat dipped into her past with her father, an activist who took her to march at Washington D.C. at just three years old. She shared that this is where her passion for fighting injustice stems from, as well as having to watch her brother get bullied. What can’t she do? We want to be just like her when we grow up! What a total rock star!
When She Reminded Us One Person Can Make A Difference
When accepting the 2019 E! People’s Champion Award for her lifelong commitment to activism, she talked about how she came from a family of activists and that one person can most definitely make a difference. She spoke about how she’d seen it herself, and that if you want to make that difference, you have to get involved—mentioning people like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and Annita Hill. Stating that if she, “a dumb*** from Doylestown,” can change so much in her little world, then anyone can make a difference. The one quote that sticks out to is “you feel like life doesn’t matter? get involved,” reminding us never to stand down just because nothing is happening to us; there will always be an injustice to fight.
When She Didn’t Allow Anyone To Silence Her
Back in January 2021, during the U.S. capitol riots, P!nk was not scared to speak her mind on Twitter. This led to backlash from some of her fans, threatening to stop supporting her if she kept condemning the riots and the then-US president, which led to the tweet above. This led many users tweeting that they would never buy anything from her again, but she stood her ground. Pink is a lot of things, but a coward isn’t one of them. We wish we could have the guts to stand up for what we believe in every day, just like she does. P!nk is our role model.
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