I feel there is a huge misconception about my “obsession” with Lady Gaga. (Obsession is in quotation because it is not my word). I prefer the term dedication to the living legend.
I am not a fan because of her huge success, or because of how well-known she is. I’ve found that most people seem to link her directly with the highest form of possibly attainable Fame. It’s understandable, considering most of her work revolves in and around the topic. However, her extreme level of stardom is precisely what I dislike about her.
I am not attracted to her Fame. I am attracted to her genius: her “artistry” as she calls it. I am a fan of the artist, the business woman, the writer. I marvel at the intricacy of her “interesting mind” that she so easily shrugs off.
Her way of communicating with us through the music and the aesthetic: this message of love, art and acceptance, both obvious and subliminal, is what fascinates, and ultimately draws me to integrate myself into her seemingly infinite fandom. I both admire and respect her vision so profoundly that it gives me enough courage to value my own vision: may it be similar or completely different from hers. She has motivated me to look at myself, to explore, to be curious, to be proud and most importantly: to believe.
I’ve come to the conclusion that she is very much a large part of my internal perception of myself. She is a constant in my life, and if I lost her I’m not quite sure what I would do. I know I’m not alone in that way of thinking either. She has many little souls in her large Fame pockets.
Happy 27th lovely. To 27 more.
New tactic by the Turkish Government and the Police is in use. They have pulled out of Taksim in Istanbul, and they are leaving the protesters alone there because that’s where the international media has their cameras rolling. They want you to think that brutality has stopped.
Excessive police force against protesters has escalated in smaller towns all over Turkey, and especially in Ankara. What they aren’t doing in Taksim right now, they are doing twice as much in Ankara, Adana, Antakya, Eskisehir, and dozens of other cities across Turk
ey. They shoot gas bombs into residential houses, they use rubber bullets, beat people and arrest them. The torture is increasing and becoming even more violent.
We need to draw attention to Ankara via social media as we did at the beginning of the protests. Please give your hand and help us raise awareness on our call for peaceful protests in Ankara!
As part of our rightful resistance, we want to be able to express our opinions without having to run away, hide or be afraid.
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