PINK raised the roof at the VMAs this summer with the confidence-boosting, non-conformity speech she made as she accepted her Video Vanguard Award which celebrated androgyny and which she dedicated to her six-year-old daughter, Willow. This week she furthered the sentiment, revealing that a major concern when it comes to her children is their self-esteem.
“Because of what I went through being a girl and being a kid and being a little bit different from everyone else, my biggest fear is self-esteem for my kids,” she said at Apple’s premiere of On the Record: Pink: Beautiful Trauma, reports US Weekly. “Because I didn’t have any and I treated myself really badly. I didn’t expect other people to treat me with respect and I didn’t demand it and I didn’t have boundaries and I gave my power away over and over and over. That was something I had to learn in my life, was how to have boundaries and how to love myself, and what to love myself for and how to demand respect… just all these life lessons.”
Pink, mother to Willow Sage Hart and Jameson Moon Hart, also admitted to something that parents all over the world will relate to during the Q&A.
“I see my six-year-old and I’m like, ‘I just want to give you the sh-t that I already know’. But you can’t borrow somebody else’s knowledge, you have to buy your own. I know that too. It sucks when you’re a mom. I don’t want my kids to buy their own knowledge, I just want them to swallow mine.”
In celebration of Pink’s VMAs speech, we rounded up fashion’s most androgynous icons – see them below.