Pink Had a Powerful Response to Someone Who Tried to Shame Her for Aging
Pink is not here for body-shamingor ageism. After someone commented on a photo that she “looks so old that [she] should be named Purple instead,” the singer clapped back with a powerful response about her thoughts on aging.
“Well, there are a few people left in the world that choose to age naturally. And I’ve earned every f*cking minute of my 38 years,” she tweeted. “How you looking though? Cause I never heard of ya til you put my name in your mouth. I shall call you little purple troll.”
It was her second tweet, though, that really drove the message home. “I am of the mindset that it’s a blessing to grow old,” she wrote. “That if your face has lines around your eyes and mouth it means you’ve laughed a lot. I pray I look older in 10 years, cause that will mean I’m alive.”
The tweet earned more than 57,000 likes from fans. One replied, “Can’t wait to see you when you’re 80. And if you’re still doing aerial stunts, all the better.” To which Pink wrote, “You know I will! I’ll call it ‘the wrinkles and rolls tour.'”
Pink has never been shy about calling out her haters, and she’s equally vocal about the importance of self-love. During her acceptance speech for the Video Vanguard Award at last year’s VMAs, she told a story about a conversation she had with her daughter Willow. “I’m the ugliest girl I know,” Willow told her mom. “I look like a boy with long hair.”
Pink responded by creating a PowerPoint presentation to show her daughter some of the “androgynous rock stars” and artists who have changed the world. “When people make fun of me, that’s what they use,” she told Willow. “They say I look like a boy, or I’m too masculine, I have too many opinions, my body is too strong.”
Pink then asked her daughter if she had ever seen her mom change to suit others. She hadn’t, but she had seen her mom succeed. “We don’t change,” Pink said. “We take the gravel and the shell, and we make the pearl. We help other people to change, to see more kinds of beauty.”
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)