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Lady Gaga: How the pop star inspires Little Monsters everywhere

By Meghan Pryce

Published March 29, 2020

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Lady Gaga, born Stefani Germanotta, is a survivor, activist, actress and a pop icon for a generation.

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In honor of her 34th birthday on March 28, let’s celebrate all the ways Mother Monster inspires us.

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She knows the art of proving someone wrong

While she was in college, someone made a Facebook group called "Stefani Germanotta, you will never be famous." Gaga has won awards at the Grammys, Oscars and Golden Globes. So imagine being that person…

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She stands up for what she believes in

Lady Gaga is a fierce advocate for the LGBTQ community.

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During a New York City rally commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Gaga told the crowd that she would take a bullet for them.

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"True love -- true, true love -- is when you would take a bullet for someone. And you know that I would take a bullet for you any day of the week."

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She’s not afraid to be herself

Ever since Gaga stepped into the limelight, she’s oozed authenticity. It comes out in her music, from her song “Born This Way” to her head-turning, unique style. No matter what makes you different, Gaga reminds us all: "I'm beautiful in my way. 'Cause God makes no mistakes."

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She’s overcome adversity

Through the years, Lady Gaga has revealed that she has been sexually assaulted, suffered from PTSD and has the chronic illness fibromyalgia.

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During an interview with Oprah, Gaga opened up about being repeatedly raped at age 19 and her emotional trauma. Gaga’s vulnerability in that moment even brought Oprah to tears.

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Gaga's strength, bravery and resilience are qualities that inspire millions.

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