Perhaps it’s because I was a teenager when Madonna was first hitting it big in the 1908s, but I still hold a spot in my heart for her ability to stay relevant in our fast-moving, youth-loving culture.
And perhaps it has something to do with being a bit of a rebellion myself when I was younger by embracing my sexuality and expressing it as a stripper and nude model, but I can’t get on the bandwagon and bash Madonna’s performance at the Grammy’s.
The Daily Mail called it:
Hordes of toyboys, buttock flashing and semi-naked pictureson social media... So when WILL (56-year-old) Madonna grow up?
Madonna, 56, takes to the Grammys stage for yet another cringe worthy performance as she simulates sex with her male dancers
The message repeated ad nauseum seems to be that it’s OK for young artists to show cleavage and butt, but when it comes to anyone over the age of thirty—whoa! Better reign it in, old lady!
But even worse than her age is that she’s a mother!
Dear God! No! A mom who wants to continue a life of her own? A mom who believes she still gets to be who she is no matter how old she is or how many kids she has?
I’m not saying every mom should run out there and flash her body to the world, but if it’s what Madonna wants to do, then her age or parental status should have nothing to do with it.
Madonna is doing all of us mothers a favor by showing we can still embrace our Rebel Hearts.
Age is just a number.
Parental status is just one aspect of what makes up a person.
Celebrate who you are and what you want to do in life and how you want to express it.
Embrace your inner Madonna.
Express your Rebel Heart.