Alim Kheraj
November 15, 2016 4:49 am
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Part of the reason why we love Lady Gaga is because the singer isn’t afraid to speak her mind and advocate for what she believes in. Oh, and she’s a brilliant popstar, too.

Well, now Gaga has written a powerful essay about womanhood and what it means to be a woman in the modern world and it’s so incredible.

The essay is part of Lady Gaga’s Harper’s Bazaar December/January cover story, and in it the singer paid homage to the “tough women” in her family.

Gaga heaps praise upon her mother and grandmother, who she says are “the most powerful female forces in my life,” before going on to open up about her father’s sister, her late-aunt Joanne.

The singer has spoken a lot about how her aunt Joanne, who died aged 19 in 1974 of lupus and whom Gaga is also named after, influenced her and the impact that her untimely death has had on her family.

Lady Gaga recently released her fifth album, Joanne, which she has dedicated to her namesake.

Gaga has previously opened up about the sexual assault that her aunt suffered and the impact that had on her illness. In the essay she opened up about how the recent political discourse and rhetoric, along with Michelle Obama’s powerful speech in New Hampshire made her think about everything her aunt, and every woman, had been through.

Read Lady Gaga’s full essay at Harper’s Bazaar. Joanne is available now.

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