I watched this entire thing in stunned silence with my hand over my mouth.
Starr Andrews, a young and talented figure skater, recently KILLED IT with her performance to the Nicki Minaj remix of Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” and now the video is popping up everywhere online.
Why is this video so great? Starr has definitely got the whole Willow look down pat and all the spunk in the world, but more than that, this video feels like a celebration of bad ass females. It seems like being a strong woman/girl who doesn’t let anyone tell her what to do is finally being widely accepted as the cool thing to do, and I’m all about that notion. Especially for young girls.
Starr Andrews is indeed a star. Love her. Love this video.
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My 8 year old daughter is a slacker.
WOW, that little girl can really skate! She is so talented. I hope she has an opportunity to blossom into a professional figure skater. :)
This video left me speechless too. I shared it with my friends because it almost made me want to cry. Especially because this nerdy white (I obviously mean “typical”) skater girl goes off and then a flash of spunk reminds us that there is actually hope for the future (of music… of figure skating?… of something).
She’s adorable and charming as all get-out.
But let’s make no mistake about it. What we desparately need young girls to see as a role models are DOCTORS, ENGINEERS, MATHEMATICIANS, and SCIENTISTS. Everything else is basically pissing in the wind. Yes, ya gotta have entertainment and music in your life, but you want your eyes on the prize? It’s in capital letters in this post.
Have a great new year.
A. I now need the Nicki Minaj remix of this song ASAP. B. I love this little girl and this only goes to show how changes in one field can drastically affect another.
@muttley, I’m sure you understand that feeling powerful can go a long to creating all those doctors and engineers you’re so passionate about.
This kid is going to make her mark on the world – get ready Olympics. As far as being “a strong female/girl who doesn’t allow anyone to tell her what to do” – the kid is only 8??? She is hardly a woman. Whatever happened to permitting parents to do their job and raise their kids first? ACTING all badass is different than actually BEING badass. People who act all badass without being wise, self aware and smart are just jerks. I know more than my fair share of people who think they know it all, but who can’t find their badass with both hands. Hopefully the parents are carefully empowering this exceptional child to be a strong and independent adult. It looks as if they have a done a good job to this point…
You WHERE GRAET OUTTHEY
you go girl your the best