"I just - I stopped. I focused 150% of my energy on my happiness. On, ‘What do you want to do, what is it that you really want’[…] There’s no way to convince people of your greatness […] Whatever it is that you want to be, you have to know it inside and knife-fight your way to your dream."

— Lady Gaga on dropping her cocaine habit in favor of actively pursuing her career.

(Source: theconversation.tv)

Ok, so, I guess now would be a good time to admit that I’m a little monster. Like, a spend-hundreds-of-dollars-on-Gaga-tickets and wear-spandex-and-a-ratty-blonde-wig-for-Halloween little monster. But it’s cool, guys. I only go to gagadaily.com like, twice a week.

In all seriousness, I had heard about this new interview series with women called The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet. I only watched an episode, but I loved it. I was skeptical because the show is featured on Lifetime (did anyone watch The Pregnancy Pact a few years ago? Guilty.) but with topics touching on happiness, relationships, success, and insecurity, I found it to be a really inspiring thing to watch as a young woman.

Lady Gaga can be sort of nuts, but I love what an independent woman she is. She rarely has a boyfriend because she cuts him out if he gets in the way of her dreams. I fuckin love that. So many girls place such a priority on being in a relationship that they let it get in the way of accomplishing their greatest ambitions. In the interview, Gaga talked about the way girls are sometimes too dependent on relationships as their key to a happy life. “You can’t put that kind of pressure on someone to be the sole source of your happiness. That’s your job.” And she’s right. As women, we need to take matters into our own hands and actively create the lives that we want. Relationships are fantastic and super important, but I think it’s crucial that your partner be a component to your fucking awesome life, not the center of it.

Portia de Rossi is another seriously kick ass woman. I just finished watching the complete series of Arrested Development, so I’m totally into her right now. She fascinates me because of her struggle with coming out as a lesbian while simultaneously battling anorexia. In the interview, she talked about her fear of identifying herself as a lesbian because she had this preconceived notion of what being a lesbian meant, and no role models to look to regarding coming out. I think it’s amazing that she has become that inspiration for girls coming to terms with their sexuality - identifying herself as a lesbian did not by any means ruin her life or career; it made her happy.

I’d encourage anyone to watch this series online if this kind of thing appeals to you - I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent insight and inspiration these women gave me. We can really do anything we set our minds to. If they did it, why can’t we?

via Jak & Jil Blog

via Jak & Jil Blog

"I like to touch myself on couches. I do it in a lot of my music videos. It is very true to my life."

— lady gaga

god help me if i’ve ever loved a woman more than this one

god help me if i’ve ever loved a woman more than this one

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