Mother Monster has risen once again. Lady Gaga has taken it upon herself to fight bullying and self hate with love. Yesterday, February 29th, Lady Gaga took over Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts to launch her Born This Way Foundation.
The pop diva is no stranger to lending her voice to those who feel weak and misunderstood. Her single Born This Way has become an unofficial anthem for gay pride and empowerment. So it should come as no surprise that this foundation has been cultivated including a specific outreach to the gay and lesbian youth. The foundation will address issues like self-confidence, well-being, mentoring and anti-bullying.
In 2005, Lady Gaga was placed at the top ofÂ Forbes list of the most powerful people in the entertainment industry, knocking off talk show host queen Oprah Winfrey, who had taken the title for three years, before.Winfrey said she collaborated with Gaga’s foundation because it shared some of her core beliefs that included kindness, compassion and the care for others.
Gaga’s mother, Cynthia Germanotta will serve as president of the foundation. The Born This Way foundation focuses on three pillars to promote â€œsafety, skills and opportunitiesâ€ for young people, said Gaga.
Gaga describes the foundation as a conversation she and her fans had once she
released her single Born This Way, a conversation that she thought on never ending, this lead to the birth of the foundation. Born This Way foundation will use methods such as the ‘Born Brave Bus’ its intended to be a drop-in center or tailgate party for her fans to encourage acceptance of themselves along with social awareness.
â€œOnce you feel safe in your environment and you acquire the skills to be a loving, accepting, tolerant person, the opportunities are endless to be a functioning human in society.â€