Lady Gaga, the Queen of Pop, Joanne. She’s always been defined in feminine terms but in the latest issue of Harpar’s Bazaar, the lady herself tells us just what it means to be one.
In this self-composed essay, Gaga works with editor Mel Ottenberg to pen an incredibly inspiring look into the life of the lady herself.
“Being a lady today means being a fighter. It means being a survivor. It means letting yourself be vulnerable and acknowledging your shame or that you’re sad or you’re angry. It takes great strength to do that.”
She also mentions some of the women who continually inspire her including Michelle Obama, her late aunt Joanne, her mother, and her grandmother:
“I look at my mother and the way she has loved my father through his pain, and I look at my grandmothers and what they’ve been through—the three of them are like a trifecta of strength. Health, happiness, love—these are the things that are at the heart of a great lady, I think. That’s the kind of lady I want to be.”
And while Gaga is known for her incredibly experimental and non-traditional sense of style, she reveals that this is a reflection of her goals as a woman:
“…my rebelliousness, if you want to call it that, is something that was passed along to me by a long line of tough people—and tough women—in my family.”
The magazine, which is also celebrating their 150th anniversary, has been celebrating what it means to be a woman for decades and Lady Gaga couldn’t have been more fitting.
See the gorgeous pics from the photoshoot:
And the cover of course!