just love yourself and you’re set

May 31, 2022 | 2022 Summer - Pop Culture

By Kristin Turner

The most inspirational artist for me would have to be Lady Gaga, known for her outrageous performance outfits and the powerful messages behind each song she performs and records. I remember the first time I saw Lady Gaga perform live on TV. I said to myself, “Wow! She’s confident and comfortable being her true self.” Since that moment, she has been a role model for me.  She encourages me to be myself no matter what, and to realize it’s okay to wear what makes me most comfortable. I find all her music enjoyable, yet the song I relate to most is “Born This Way.” As a woman who is bisexual and part of the LGBTQ+ community, it took me a long time to accept my bisexuality. “Born This Way” inspires me to continue growing in my full self-acceptance. The line in the song that says, “Don’t hide yourself in regret, just love yourself and you’re set,” really hits for me. And I am finally loving myself completely. My Dad, John Turner, once said to me, “Everyone has a question. Seek to explore yours.”

Kristin Turner is a 31-year-old bisexual stay-at-home mom of a soon-to-be 12-year-old daughter. 

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