This came across the wires yesterday, but I didn’t get to it. Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, have just launched the Born This Way Foundation:
“My mother and I have initiated a passion project. We call it the Born This Way Foundation,” Gaga said in a statement about the foundation, which takes its name from her hit single and album. “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.”
The foundation will work with a number of partners, including the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the California Endowment and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. According to the statement, the foundation will focus on “youth empowerment and equality by addressing issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development and will utilize digital mobilization as one of the means to create positive change.”
Lady Gaga has already made her voice heard on bullying, and it’s awesome to see her mother and her going even further to lead in this fight. Their website is here and you can follow them on Twitter here.