Wearing nothing but blue jeans and a white tee, Pink performed at this year’s 60th Grammy Awards. But this stripped down performance couldn’t have come at a better time. In an evening flooded with show-stopping numbers and extravagant outfits, Pink gave us something simply unforgettable.

Although Pink arrived at the Grammys with a stunning gown, she replaced it with a humble, everyday ensemble. She even kicked off her shoes as she took to the stage with bare feet. This is a break from Pink’s normal showy numbers and grand entrances, but she proved that you don’t need bells and whistles to make a big impression.

Pink shared the stage with one other “performer” – a sign language interpreter, who also wore jeans and a white tee, too. With a stage so simple, all the attention went to Pink’s powerful voice, and even more to her powerful message.

It was a brief performance, but her singing leaves you with goose-pumps. And the words of her ballad, “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken”, strike a sensitive chord in today’s climate.

Pink sang:

There’s not enough rope to tie me down

There’s not enough tape to shut this mouth

The stones you throw can make you bleed

But I won’t stop until we’re free

Wild hearts can be broken

It’s difficult to hear these lyrics without thinking of the #METOO and #TIMESUP movements, the Women’s 2018 March, and even the recent victory won by the sexual abuse survivors in the Dr. Larry Nassar case.

It’s a song about fighting for your rights and coming out victorious, and no doubt it’s a ballad that women can carry with them long after the buzz of last night’s Grammys dies down.

Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar was a renowned, respected and trusted doctor. He was the physician to visit if you struggled as an athlete with your body and performance. But Dr. Nassar abused his position of trust and sexually abused hundreds of women. However, news of the magnitude of his abuse didn’t strike until quite late in his trial. And it was an unprecedented move by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina that made this possible.

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