My kids and I shamelessly watched the brand new video for Katy Perry's new song a couple days ago, about 19 times in a row. No joke. At that time, it had only like 300 views. It's crazy, we'll look back at that day and say that we were a part of history.

You can watch it here. (I think it's worth it. It tells a good story).

So anyway, then I got to thinking about how I would feel about my kids watching the video if I were a parent who was into caring about cleavage. And I think I wouldn't care. But I can't be sure since well, I don't.

I was driving to Activity Days with my 2 nieces and I put on this very song. By about the 3rd time they had it memorized. They requested it the whole way home and we all sung it at the top of our lungs. It was seriously a great time. It's got a good message.

I drove to their house and told their mom about it, warning her I hadn't watched the video so I was not responsible for what it contained. Thankfully at the time, just the lyric video was out which is actually really cool too.

Anyway, I'm really into this website which I'm sure I've mentioned before. It's all about redefining beauty for women. They are unabashed about giving information on what's REALLY going on in the media.

I try and read one of their posts every day. And it's soooooooo crazy to realize how we condition our kids at such a young age, especially girls, to believe that looks are more important than brains and intrinsic worth. I mean, I see it almost daily in my own life... how quick I am to throw a compliment to Sadie about how pretty she looks and how cute her hair is. It somewhat disgusts me. I'm working to change it but it's SO hard. 

That's why I'm happy about Katy Perry's new song. It doesn't say a word about how sad she is because she's divorced, about how she's so hot, etc. It's all about empowerment. And I'm okay with that message, even if it does involve a leopard print top. 

What do you think? Did you watch the video? Will you/did you let your kids watch it?


  1. Lisa, you have been a blessing in my life this week...(sorry if that was cheesy), that website is WONDERFUL! And Molly has been listening to that song for the past couple of days and came to me today and said that song makes her feel so much better! She's been having a rough time lately with her so called "bff"....but I starting to see my little.girls confidence come back! Anyway sorry for ranting! I love you!

  2. Funny you'd talk about this right when I've been listening to it so much. I was introduced when it was compared to another song in a news article, like it's copying it somewhat. So of course I had to listen to them both. I don't think it was a rip off and have fallen in love with both, although I like the other one more. I loved the lyric video, too. And then when I heard the official one was out watched and really liked it, too. My kids are 15-22, so I think the question of whether I'd let them watch it or not is moot. When they were younger? Probably.

    Oh, the other song is Brave by Sara Bareilles. I love the video:

  3. Love it. And tell my little Sadie how sharp she is for me. I sure love her, and you. :)