I should just end the post there really as that is the answer to the question posed in the title. Yes I do think she is a good role model.
Oh, you want to know why?
I took my daughter to see the movie, Part of Me, she’d been driving me mad as only a ten year old can. “Pleeeeeeeeeeasecanwegoseethekatyperrymoviepleasepleasepleaseplease..” – and repeat!
At some point you either get earplugs or you give in.
I gave in.
I have to admit to being a fan of Katy Perry Music anyway so this wasn’t a hardship. I have lots of her songs on my iPod, you can’t deny the girl writes a good catchy tune. This cute movie tells you about her journey to being the Katy Perry we all know and love – The sometimes blue haired, cherry chapstick kissing, California girl.
It shows Katy didn’t arrive by magic. Nope, like any creative she put in a lot of hard work and still continues to. The movie shows her marriage crumble and her so tired she has her make up done while she is sleeping. Proving the age old rule in performing that ‘No matter what, the show goes on’.
At times I had tears in my eyes, I laughed and sang out loud too. My daughter did the same. I watched her little face tranfixed by the theatrical performance on screen as Katy sings her way through the movie, giving you a glimpse of her recent world tour.
I wondered if, aside from me and the other fantastic women in her life, Katy Perry was a good role model for my daughter? (hence the title!) and I concluded that yes, she was.
Katy Perry’s messages are as clear and as loud as her wardrobe – she believes in herself, she tells you that if things don’t feel right – don’t do them, she shows you that if you make a commitment to people in work or otherwise, you keep it, that you don’t need to be like everyone else, it is more than okay to be yourself. You don’t have to be the next anyone else, just be the first You, she shows that hard work and commitment pay off, and that your past does not decide your future, you do.
I’m more than happy for my daughter to have this message, if someone reinforces the things I am telling her everyday, it’s all good.