UNLIKELY PARTNERS TEAM
TO BATTLE BULLYS
Joel Page Reuters
It is buried under news of the G-20 Summit and
the continuing Occupy movement, but it may
have more personal significance in the lives of
many youth than any other news of the day.
Lady Gaga has teamed with the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the California Endowment and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University to launch the Born this Way foundation.
The nonprofit will deal with youth empowerment, self confidence, well being, mentoring, career development and one of the most critical issues of youth development bullying.
The name of the foundation of course is from her
hit song-born this way.
Gaga is a reigning superstar of pop culture.
Her creative expression seems limitless.
The long form video of Born this Way can be
compared to a Tolkien or CS Lewis style fantasy and allegory of good and evil.
Gaga says it like it is and while that outrages some,
her effort with this new foundation attacks one of
the evils of our age. Her statement says it well.
"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."
Can't the world use a little more nurturing, bravery
and kindness? She commands attention and
good for her for taking on an issue she could
simply ignore. An act of bravery and kindness
See you down the trail.