Why is pink a “girly” color? Does pink limit us or empower us? What is the future of pink?
When I was five years old, my favorite color was pink, and most of the girls I knew also proclaimed pink as their favorite color.
As I wrote this poem, I thought, What do I know as pink? The cheeks of the dolls I played with blushed pink. My favorite princess costume was pink. At a gender reveal, at the sight of pink, people exclaim, “It’s a girl!” When so many five-year-old girls’ favorite color is pink, are others pushing pink to be their favorite color, either directly or indirectly?
Lauren Hacke is a high school junior in Colorado. She enjoys writing novels, poetry, and short stories, and she loves exploring all kinds of creative expression. Lauren enjoys reading, archery, and fossil hunting in her spare time.