Congratulations to Miss Piggy!
Last night, Miss Piggy—famed actress, political activist and feminist muppet—received a Sackler Center First Award from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.
Aside from the honorable recognition, this moment was especially noteworthy because it was Miss Piggy’s first-ever award, “Isn’t it about time?” Miss Piggy wrote in an essay for TIME before her acceptance yesterday.
She penned, “Moi is now and has always been an ardent feminist and champion of women’s rights.”
Miss Piggy continued, “The prestigious Sackler Center First Award is presented to women who have broken barriers and charted changes in all disciplines and areas. Past honorees include Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (ret.), Toni Morrison, Jessye Norman, Susan Stroman and Julie Taymor, to name just a few. I am thrilled to be in such esteemed company. And needless to say, they are thrilled to have moi!”