Katy Perry Fan on Being a KatyCat: 'She Gives Us Confidence'

Katy Perry
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Katy Perry takes a photo with her fans as she arrives on the red carpet at a central London cinema for the European Premiere of her film, 'Part of Me', Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

As part of Billboard's Fan Army Face-Off 2015, we've asked people to write about what being part of the fandom means to them. Read below for an essay from an Katy Perry fan, who are called the KatyCats. 

This world can be harsh and cruel at times. Sometimes people feel alone, unloved or unwanted. But being a KatyCat, you feel like you belong. We are a family; a big, loving, crazy, amazing family! We are from all over the world. We are all different ages, colors, orientations, religions, etc. None of that matters. It's all about uniting as one and sharing our passion and love for Katy and her music. Katy herself treats us like family. She cares about us, and she loves us just as much as we love her. She goes out of her way to make us happy. She proudly calls herself our mom (even those who are older than her, it doesn't matter, she's still Mom).

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She is a wonderful role model with a strong, positive message. She gives us confidence. She empowers us and encourages us to always try our best. She shows us that although life is not always perfect, and sometimes it can be very difficult, we can get through and overcome anything. There is no judgment. Katy does not judge us, nor do we judge her or each other.  We are there for one another.  Katy's music touches our hearts and breathes life into our souls. She spreads the light (goodness) and inspires all of us to spread it too. We all have so much fun together and we share an unbreakable bond. Katy and the KatyCats have changed my life and I wouldn't trade them for the world!



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