Story by: Tess Stevens
With the help of her own mother Cynthia Germanotta Mother Monster launched the, “Born This Way” foundation. The project is aimed at the empowerment of kids, straight, gay or other. She aims to make this about kindness, passion and equality. She plans on addressing issues like equality, self-confidence, well being and others.
In a press release about the foundation Gaga was quoted, ”Together we hope to establish a standard of Bravery and Kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment.” Her album,”Born This Way” has many themes that can be easily tied to the ideas of this foundation. Her song of the same title talks about being beautiful in your own way, being on the right track and being proud of yourself despite gender, disability, or religion. In her song Highway Unicorn (also off Born This Way) praises being on the road to loving yourself and someone else.
The “Born This Way” foundation is partnering with the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the California Endowment and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.