Pop star Pink has decided to raise her children in a “label-less household.”
The “What About Us” singer, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, recently told the Mirror she doesn’t want to impose gender norms or male or female identifiers on either of her two children, 6-year-old daughter Willow and 11-month-old son Jameson.
“We are a very label-less household,” Pink said of her home with her husband Cary Hart. “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?'”
“And she’s like, ‘Sure, Mama, and we are going to live with you while our house is getting ready,’” the pop star continued.
Pink also noted how thrilled she was when she saw gender-neutral restrooms in a school, where the bathroom sign outside the kindergarten classroom read, “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,” she recalled. “I love that kids are having this conversation.”
The 38-year-old celebrity has been outspoken about her views on sexual and gender identity. In August, when she won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award during the Video Music Awards, she told the crowd about a time when Willow told her she thought of herself as “the ugliest girl she knew,” adding she “looked like a boy with long hair.”
Pink, in response to her daughter, said she created a PowerPoint presentation to highlight “androgynous rock stars,” such as Michael Jackson, David Bowie, and Janis Joplin, to show Willow she can be true to her feelings and still succeed in life.