Lady Gaga has penned a thoughtful essay about modern womanhood.


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Since finding fame nearly a decade ago, Gaga has known multiples renewals in her career and has spoken out about pushing the boundaries of self-expression. After protesting in the streets in front of Trump Tower, following Hillary Clinton’s election defeat, the pop star has penned an essay, titled “Portrait of a Lady,” in Harper’s Bazaar.

The moving essay, which will feature in the December/January issue of the magazine, is an ode to the “tough women” in her family and a reflection on what it means to be a woman in today’s world. “Being a lady today means being a fighter,” she started. “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.”

The “Paparazzi” singer went on describing how she has been described for a long time as a “rebel” and “defiant” woman, also often challenged on the way she dressed. “But I continued to do what I wanted and wear what I wanted – because, clearly, I haven’t changed,” she wrote.

The American Horror Story actress, who proudly supported Democrat Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign, revealed she has been shocked discovering the scandal that erupted over president-elect Donald Trump’s lewd comments about women on a leaked Access Hollywood tape. “I thought about Joanne as I was watching the news during the election about the scandal surrounding the Access Hollywood tape,” she began.

“Here we were, in 2016, and the fact that the sort of language that was being used to talk about women was everywhere — on TV, in politics — was eye-opening,” she continued. “I felt depressed and hurt by it because that’s what that kind of language does. Then I watched our incredible first lady, Michelle Obama, talk in New Hampshire about how hurt she felt seeing it too. She talked about how women are often afraid to say anything because we’re worried that we will appear weak — that we’ll be told we’re being over-the-top, dramatic, emotional. But we’re not. We’re fighting for our lives.”


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