Bristol Palin: I’m More Than Just A Palin
12:45 pm, May 3rd | by Laura Donovan
Despite the rocks on her finger, big time pop singer Jennifer Lopez is still “Jenny from the Block.” Similarly, “Dancing with the Stars” finalist Bristol Palin is still the huntin’ and fishin’ girl from Wasilla. More importantly, she is a child of God, says the “Not Afraid of Life” author.
In a new blog post titled “What’s Better Than Being A Palin?”, Bristol says she is known by many as “Republican Sarah Palin’s daughter” and to locals as “Iron Dog champion Todd Palin’s kid” but that there’s much more to her than that. Referring a packet she recently received on single parenting, Bristol says she appreciated the information and notion that single parents shouldn’t limit themselves to that title alone:
“Robert D. Jones writes that we should mainly view ourselves as Christians, not as ‘single parents.’ …Many times, people try to define me by my parents and my family, which is wonderful. I’m so proud of all of them! But my true spiritual identity is even better than proudly wearing the last name of ‘Palin.’ How much better is it that I’m a child of God?”
No matter your views on religion, it’s rather heartwarming to see a famous figure state that her credentials and visibility don’t define her and that there are much more important facets to her than her name recognition. She adds that being a single mom is her situation, not her identity, and that could very well send a ray of hope to young mothers who worry they’ll never be viewed as anything other than that. Bristol is still a Palin girl, but if she were to fade into obscurity, she’d be just fine.
Of course, she did sign on for Dancing With The Stars, so…