Why This Foundation? I know many of you might think why this foundation? I really feelLady Gaga has a Great project here. This is not a movement just for woman itincludes everyone and I think that’s great part about it. I do think woman willget a lot from it. In our society woman are so hard on themselves. Thisfoundation focuses on empowering bravery and except who you are and beproud of yourself. One of this foundation focuses on is young girl and boysand empowering them to stand up for themselves. I feel that if you grow upwith people making you feel less then you are you will never become the bestyou can. I wanted to tell about Lady Gaga and where this idea came from andwhat The Born This Way Foundation(BTWF) is about and who it helps
Lady Gaga “Love is objectified by what men say is right” “Express your womankind, fight for your right”• Born March 28, 1986• American singer, songwriter,actress, record producer, and activist• Gaga also contributes in the fightagainst HIV and AIDS, focusing oneducating young women about therisks of the disease.• Gaga has also contributed to various charities• Gaga is an outspoken activist for LGBT rights worldwide
Lady Gaga Press conference Quotes• “Im not here today to give you an answer. And Im not here to tell you I can solve these problems [of bullying]. This is about transformative change in culture over a period of time. One of the most important things I wanted to share with all of you today, its no secret I speak out against bullying. This is not an anti-bullying foundation; this is a youth-empowerment foundation,".• "This is about changing the climate of the school environment and not putting the power in the hands of the teachers or the government. It is about the bubble effect. I dont believe they have the answers; I believe that you do.“• “This all about saying the power is in your hands. There really is sort of a focus on the victim, but what I want to point out today is that the victim and the bully are on the same playing field. How do we say, You are both equal members of society? How do we not save not just the victim, but also the bully? I want the Born This Way Foundation to empower the youth of the world
The Born This Way Foundation• American non-profit organization founded in 2011 by recording artist Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta• Motto : Empowering Youth Inspiring Bravery• Works in partnership with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the California Endowment• The Foundations original funding included $1.2 million from Gaga, $500,000 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and $850,000 from retailer Barneys New York• There Many champagnes and project Including Born Brave Nation, School Projects and the Body revolution of 2013
Mission• “To foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world.”
Born Brave Nation “Dedicated to building a kinder, braver world in their homes, schools, and communities”• 2012 that the "Born Brave Bus" would follow her on tour as a youth drop- in center• June 2012, "Born Brave" community and school groups, these localized groups dedicate to making positive change where they live• In August 2012 the BTWF launched a national youth advisory board, 24 young people ages 17 – 23 who will represent other young people• The Chosen kids for the advisory board will serve as ambassadors for the Born Brave Nation.
A Body Revolution 2013 “May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous."• September 2012 Gaga launched a new project called A Body Revolution 2013 to address poor body image and body acceptance, this was done because media had made negative remarked on supposed weight gains by the performer. She then came out say she had suffered from the eating disorders bulimia and anorexia nervosa since she was 15. She posted images of herself in a bikini swimsuit and asked others to follow her lead and love themselves for who they are.• “Now that the body revolution has begun, be brave and post a photo of you that celebrates your triumph over insecurities."