Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 4-2023

Course Name

FY103.17 - Gender Inequality & Intersectionality


Jeanne Buckley


First Year Seminar, Arcadia University Undergraduate Curriculum


I would be surprised if there was anyone under 45 who had never heard of Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga rose to fame in the Early 2000s as an eager songwriter turned pop sensation. Gaga grew to push the boundaries of pop music with her out-of-this-world performances and shocking lyrics. Many pushed out by society have clung to her uniqueness and connected with her niche, yet mainstream music. Lady Gaga, once a girl with dreams, now a pop sensation, is not without scars. The star has faced criticism, loss, and pain that has carried over into her life and music. There is more than meets the eye to the icon, Lady Gaga.