But seriously, is there anyone that [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] doesn’t just love and want to help? By my count, it’s looking like a resounding no.
Mother Monster has teamed with her own mother, Cynthia Gaga, I mean Germanotta to work on what she calls their “passion project.” It comes in the form of the Born This Way Foundation, which aims to help youth struggling with a variety of issues.
[photogallerylink id=128568 align=left]The statement Gaga issued explaining their new organization, “My mother and I have initiated a passion project. We call it the Born This Way Foundation,” Gaga said in her statement “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.”
According to the foundation mission statement, it 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.”
This is just one stone in the river of actions Lady Gaga has taken to combat bullying, especially after the tragic instance of 14-year-old Jeremy Rodmeyer‘s suicide. So distraught, Gaga tweeted soon thereafter “The past days I’ve spent reflecting, crying, and yelling. I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someone’s life.” She then pledged to speak with President Obama on the issue of bullying, which she accomplished promptly.
Who needs some loving next? Mother Monster is taking requests!
“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga
- What kind of impact will this foundation have on bullying? Let us know how you feel in the comments!