Can a fabulous, frog-chasing, diamond-loving pig really be a feminist? Elizabeth Sackler and Gloria Steinem think so, and so do we. Thursday evening, Miss Piggy was honored with the prestigious Sackler Center First Award from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum; the same award Toni Morrison, Connie Chung, and Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.) have received [to name a few.]
From small town farm life to New York Times bestselling author of ‘Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life’ and bonafide Hollywood moviestar, this successful sow was destined for stardom and achieved it with determination, focus, and unapologetic uniqueness.
Here is Miss Piggy talking humble upbringings and receiving her big award to TIME:
“I believe that any woman who refuses to accept society’s pre-conceived notions of who or what they can be is a feminist. I believe any woman who is willing to struggle, strive—and if necessary learn karate—to make their mark in the world is a feminist. And, yes, I believe that any woman, who cares about her appearance, her star billing and most especially her percentage of the gross, is a feminist.
Moi is all of these things.
As a young woman born on a farm, I was told that my life would be nothing but mud, sweat and tears … and the occasional trip to the 4-H fair. Now that may have been enough for some, but not for moi. I refused to accept someone else’s definition of my life and my future. I knew there was something bigger and better out there—and that I could achieve it if I never, ever gave up. Thanks to grit, fortitude, perseverance, the inspiration of other great feminists and the aforementioned karate, I did in fact achieve those dreams. Today, I live in Hollywood, where there is still a lot of mud, sweat and tears, but the hours and compensation are much more attractive.”
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“There is no one on the planet to compare with moi,” Miss Piggy famously said. Girlfriend, you are so right. Your confidence inspires us to love ourselves for all that we are.
Now excuse us, we’re off to practice our karate chop so we can kick ass like that pig!