Pink Is Unapologetically Real as a Fearless Artist, Activist & Rock Star Mom

Pink, Moms Who InspireTrouble isn't a word that multiplatinum recording artist Pink (Alecia Moore) ever shies away from. Whether it's writing edgy and thought-provoking lyrics, debuting stunning yet shocking music videos, or voicing her views on issues like animal rights and body image, no one can deny that the 36-year-old singer is a powerful influence as an artist, activist, and mom to 4-year-old daughter Willow. Because of her fearless attitude and relentless follow-through, she's landed a well-deserved spot on CafeMom's list of #MomsWhoInspire.

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For those who haven't been following her career for the past three decades (ahem, like I have), Pink burst onto the scene in the early 2000s with her solo album Can't Take Me Home, which featured chart-toppers "There You Go" and "Most Girls." But she truly began to break out as the opinionated powerhouse we all know (and love!) with her sophomore album M!ssundaztood, which exposed the more personal sides of her life in the raw and honest tracks "Family Portrait" and "Don't Let Me Get Me."

And she's been telling it like she sees it ever since with her controversial songs, like the politically charged "Dear Mr. President" and the heavily talked-about "Stupid Girls." The latter commented on stereotypes portrayed in Hollywood and depictions of unhealthy body image -- a topic that she has been very vocal about with fans.

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It's also no secret that the Grammy Award–winner has been very open about her personal life, including her 10-year-long relationship with husband Carey Hart. The couple has faced hardships in their marriage (that she seemingly alluded to on her album 2008 Funhouse), even separating twice before their daughter Willow was born.

The "Just Give Me a Reason" singer has also credited Willow as her inspiration. As a mom, she is not only enamoured with her daughter, but she is passing along her body-positivity attitude to her little girl as well. 

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Though, music isn't the only sounding board where she's setting an example for Willow. This rock star mom has been an avid supporter of PETA and appeared in its "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad. According to PETA, she even called out Prince William and Queen Elizabeth. She apparently wrote letters protesting hunting practices and the royal guards' bearskin hats.

More recently, in 2015, Pink became an ambassador for UNICEF, aiding with a new children’s health initiative, Kid Power -- an activity-tracking bracelet and app. The "So What" singer said that she was of course inspired as a mom to take up the mantle.

The star explained to People:

Statistically, one in four kids in the US are inactive. And I'm all about fitness and health and positivity. One in four kids, globally, are malnourished. So UNICEF has found a way, with Kid Power, to combat both problems at the same time.

Not only is she a global advocate for kids and animals, but she has also been very vocal about her support of female empowerment.
 
In her 2013 Billboard Women of the Year acceptance speech, she explained:
Here's what I wish. I wish that girls embraced their power and their worth and their value in their youth, and not sell it or barter it for anything and have to buy it back later in life. I wish for my daughter to grow up in a world where wonderful publications like Billboard celebrate them for their originality, their individuality, their willingness to be true to themselves, and the courage to be scary and emotional to get sh** done. I wish for women to stop apologizing for those very things that make us women.
Now if Pink doesn’t embody a strong woman whom young girls and women can look up to (in terms of owning one’s self-image and being true to that self), then I don’t know who does. This unconventional mom is the epitome of a role model who is unapologetically herself and dares to inspire all of us to find the confidence to do the same.
 
 
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