Pink – Pink Has The Right People Around

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Granted, it was a very different time, and I dont think my parents knew how to handle Michaels coming-out. I want something better for my son, and I vowed to raise C.J. to be proud of who he is. Thats not always easy, though. We live in conservative Orange County, Calif., and when people started to see C.J. riding his scooter in a skirt or dancing in ballet class, they started to gossip, of course. And my other son, Chase, became a target of so much bullying from one of his classmates, that I had to track down Californias laws against bullying and Title IX requirements to have the bully transferred to another class. People say, Dont let him wear that, because hes going to get bullied. I dont understand why my son should be punished for being himself. I think we need to focus on the bullies getting to change their behavior. Why should my son have to change? I dont have a good answer for the perpetuation of gender stereotypes in our society. When you see a little girl playing on a Little League team, everyone thinks its cool and that shes strong or powerful. But if you see a little boy in dance class wearing a tutubelieve meyou get a very different reaction.

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Pink credits her father for her high self-esteem. The ‘Just Give Me a Reason’ star, who has a two-year-old daughter, Willow, with her husband Cary Hart, is determined to enjoy her life and thinks her family, including her dad Jim Moore, have helped her maintain a healthy attitude and a positive body image. The 33-year-old star told the October issue of Women’s Health magazine: ”My dad used to drill it into my head that sometimes you have to stand on the mountain alone. ‘You’re perfect just the way you are, and I think you’re beautiful, and I think, more important, that you’re smart and funny and talented.’ I just had the right people in my life. And I had points to prove. I liked being different.” The singer’s fans also make her feel more empowered. She said: ”I’ve exorcised so many demons by writing and singing and having shows with all these people who feel the way I do.” Despite being well known for her toned abs, Pink admits she doesn’t think her figure is perfect. She said: ”I would like to be more disciplined, but I just really enjoy food. I have an Italian mind-set when it comes to food and family and festivities. It’s like, just enjoy life. Try to eat clean as much as possible. I’d love to be 10 pounds thinner, but it’s not in the cards for me. And I’m totally OK with that.” Contactmusic