Pink and Kelly Clarkson Just Made a Pact on Twitter to Age Naturally
Over the past few years, we've come a long way in regards to body positivity and the way women are portrayed in the media. However, most of us still have some work to do when it comes to accepting our age and loving our bodies as we grow older. Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Pink knows this all too well, as celebrities often face extreme scrutiny over gaining a few pounds or having a forehead wrinkle. She took to Twitter to this week where she wrote a candid letter to herself about aging gracefully.
"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."
She goes onto say that while she struggles with wanting to alter her face and undergo plastic surgery every once in a while, she realizes it's not for her. She also adds that she doesn't want her face to be so frozen that her kids won't know what she looks like angry.
The singer ends her open letter to herself by noting that she feels fortunate she's never had to rely on looks to get to where she is today, so she shouldn't feel the need to rely on them in the future.
"I've decided that my talent and my individuality is far more important than my face," Pink writes. "So get on board, 'cause I am about to AGE THE OL FASHIONED WAY." Which she says, is flying 100 feet in the air at 30 miles per hour while wearing a tutu. (If you haven't been to one of her shows, Pink performs some incredible aerial routines.)
Singer and television host Kelly Clarkson was inspired by Pink's letter and decided to make a pact to not alter her face as she ages either. While she wasn't exactly on board with flying through the air in a tutu, she was certainly up for committing to age gracefully!
"Deal!" Pink responded.