P!NK Says She’s Raising Her Kids In A Gender-Neutral Environment: “We Are A Very Label-Less Household.”
Staff Writer cityXtra Magazine
Pink is doing her best to raise her two children in a gender-neutral environment, she tells the Sunday People in a new interview.
The “What About Us” singer says she and husband Carey Hart aren’t interested in imposing heteronormative gender roles on 6-year-old Willow Sage 11-month old Jameson Moon.
“We are a very label-less household. Last week Willow told me she is going to marry an African woman. I was like, ’Great, can you teach me how to make African food?'” The precocious tot added that she and her future wife would live with Pink while their own house was “getting ready.”
Pink’s only question: “Who is paying for this, by the way?”
The longtime LGBT ally also talked about supporting trans youth.
“I was in a school and the bathroom outside the kindergarten said, ‘gender neutral—anybody’, and it was a drawing of many different shapes. I took a picture of it and I wrote, ‘Progress.’ I thought that was awesome. I love that kids are having this conversation.”
This isn’t the first time Pink’s called out how harmful gender norms can be for kids: At the VMAs, she shared that Willow told her she felt ugly because someone said she looked like “a boy with long hair.” In response, the Grammy winner created a slideshow of androgynous rockers like Prince and David Bowie to encourage her to “live her truth”.
Pink’s new music video for “Beautiful Trauma” also plays with gender norms. It depicts the singer and Channing Tatum as a married couple who find happiness after engaging in some gender-play.