Lady Gaga is known for many things, her extraordinary voice, exuberant costumes (who can’t forget ‘that’ meat dress?) and penning smash hits like ‘Just Dance’. But now she is known for something much more personal—her struggle with mental illness.
Dear 13-year-old Jessica,
I’m sorry your soul hurts so much today. That you’re lying in bed between sleep and nightmares and you’re afraid to get up. 2004 is a hard year, but I’m so proud of you dear one, because today it is 2017, and you are alive.
13 years later, and you are alive.
When we practice self-care, we acknowledge the fact that our body and mind need a moment to catch up.
You don’t like to talk about it, but I know you’re really struggling at the moment.
We are broken people, but it is the support that comes from community that can mend our hearts. Our bodies, our emotions, our hearts are fragile, but our souls are strong.