Lady Gaga $1.2 million to Born This Way foundation, Lady Gaga has always made it her mission to empower her little monsters. On Wednesday (November 2), Mother Monster announced she's launching the Born This Way Foundation, which aims to further inspire young people. The pop superstar is even getting some help from her very own Mother Monster, Cynthia Germanotta.
"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."
Gaga has been a leader in shedding a light on the issue of bullying. She met with President Obama
at a fundraiser in September to talk about the bullying epidemic, after
she was touched in particular by the suicide of bullied 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer.
past days I've spent reflecting, crying, and yelling," she tweeted when
news of the teen's death broke in September. "I have so much anger. It
is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someone's life." She went on to
post Rodemeyer's "It Gets Better" video, urging that bullying "must
become illegal. It is a hate crime."
Lady Gaga isn't the only pop
star using the public spotlight to give back. On Tuesday, Justin Bieber
announced the creation of his Believe Charity Drive and noted that partial proceeds from the sale of his brand-new Under the Mistletoe album will be donated to charitable organizations.
Source : MTV