UNICEF ambassador Pink shared a personal reflection about Mother’s Day during the pandemic.
In a column for NBC News, the singer reflects on how quarantine has changed life for mothers: “To be a mom, a teacher, a cook, a confidant, and a badass dream chaser all at once is no small feat. Mamas everywhere, you are doing amazing,” she wrote.
Pink has been vocal about her and her 3-year-old son’s coronavirus diagnoses after revealing they had exhibited symptoms in early April. In the column, Pink touched on her family’s struggles with coronavirus, calling it the “most physically and emotionally challenging experience I have gone through as a mother.”
Pink went on to acknowledge her experience as it compared to those of mothers and families in different communities around the world. “But our story is not unique; there are mothers all over America, and the world, that are facing this same uncertainty every single day,” Pink continued in her essay. “Not every family, especially those living on reservations, or in refugee camps, slums, or favelas, are able to practice social distancing. In many parts of the world it can take hours just to access water, and even then, soap may be an impossible luxury.”
Pink also encouraged readers to lend a hand to mothers and families in need: “This Mother’s Day, as you hold your babies tight, I encourage you to think about all the mamas around the world who still need our help.”