P!nk Is An Inspiration
In a world full of celebrities trying to pass of their skincare regimes as "getting enough sleep and drinking a lot of water," it's always nice to see someone cutting through the noise and getting real about bodies and the weird stuff that they do.
"Would you believe I'm 160 pounds and 5'3"? by 'regular standards' that makes me obese. I know I'm not at my goal or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don't feel obese. The only thing I'm feeling is myself. Stay off that scale ladies!"
Accepting Her Age
"Letter to self; Dear Me, you’re getting older.I see lines.Especially when you smile.Your nose is getting bigger..You look(and feel) weird as you get used to this new reality.But your nose looks like your kids, and your face wrinkles where you laugh.And yeah you idiot..u smoked."
Aging doesn't have to be the enemy, just a part of a life that's been lived, and P!nk wants to remind herself and her followers of that reality.
She's Not Going To Get Plastic Surgery
She continued, admitting that plastic surgery wasn't for her despite being the Hollywood norm.
"Continued note to self: Every once in a while you consider altering your face, and then you watch a show where you want to see what the person is feeling... and their face doesn’t move. I’m cannot get behind it. I just can’t."
She followed that up with a tweet explaining that "I want my children to know what I look like when I’m angry." Ultimately, P!nk seems to make peace with the realities of aging and encourages her fans to do the same.
"I’m fortunate because I’ve never really depended on my looks. I’ve decided that my talent and my individuality is far more important than my face. So get on board cause I am about to AGE THE OL FASHIONED WAY (in a tutu ruling shit at 30 mph 100 ft in the air over 40) yasssssssss."
Celebrating Body Positivity
This isn't the first time that P!nk has cited her kids as her inspiration, telling a story to Billboard last year about her daughter after she told her mom that she felt like "the ugliest girl I know" and that she "like a boy with long hair."
P!nk made a PowerPoint of androgynous rock stars to show her and when he daughter told her she was beautiful, the singer responded:
"Well, thanks. But when people make fun of me, that’s what they use. They say I look like a boy or I’m too masculine or I have too many opinions, my body is too strong.
And I said to her, ‘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.’ ‘OK! So, baby girl. 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.’"
Whether it's weight, aging, or gender performance, P!nk really does have the right things to say.