Lady Gaga breaks down how PTSD affects her life in a poignant letter

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Just after Lady Gaga revealed that she lives with post traumatic stress disorder, she shared a powerful letter about how mental illness affects her daily life and what she’s doing to work through it.

“This is how I and we can begin to heal,” writes Gaga on her Born This Way Foundation’s website. “I am starting today, because secrets keep you sick.”

In 2014, the singer told Howard Stern that a record producer raped her when she was 19-years-old. She’s been struggling with PTSD since then, and she recently opened up about the diagnosis for the first time while talking to a group of young people at the  Ali Forney Center in New York, which provides services for LGBTQ youth. Read more…

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Watch Lady Gaga sing alongside French fans in spontaneous street performance

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For Lady Gaga fans, just seeing the Mother Monster live and in the flesh is a big deal. 

Not only did some lucky little monsters in France get to see the singer on Monday—they got to perform with her, too. 

Thank you for this special moment ❤️❤️❤️ @ladygaga pic.twitter.com/qn10Bhem45

— stefan joanne (@WhoIsSTEFAN) November 28, 2016

Together, the group sang a stripped down version of the title track from Gaga’s latest album, Joanne.  

“Stay Joanne / Heaven’s not ready for you,” she and fans gently sang in the doorway of ALAIA, according to the singer.  Read more…

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Lady Gaga talks about breakup with Taylor Kinney, downsides of fame

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LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga is opening up about the downsides of fame.

In a candid interview with CBS News, which aired Sunday, Gaga discussed everything from her break-up with Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney to shifting gears for her new album Joanne.

“I think women love very hard,” the musician said of her break-up with Kinney. The duo ended their engagement in July after five years of being together. 

“We love men,” she continued. “We just love with everything we have. And sometimes I don’t know that that love is met with the type of dignity that we wish it would be met with. You know, we’re not trying to make you less of a man. We just want you to love us as deeply and as wholesomely and as fully as we love you.” Read more…

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Selena Gomez breaks social media silence with heartfelt Instagram post

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The woman is nothing, if not raw and honest.

Selena Gomez’s willingness to show the world her vulnerability continues, with the 24-year-old artist returning to social media after a 14-week absence to discuss “being enough.”

After her heartfelt acceptance speech at the AMAs less than a week ago saw the singer discussing how her struggle with anxiety and depression left her “absolutely broken inside,” her return to Instagram took a similarly sincere approach. 

Gomez chose Thanksgiving to return to Instagram, posting a photo with fans, alongside an emotional caption dedicated to her fans. Read more…

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