Whether you’re a fan of Lady Gaga’s music or not, “Born This Way” won’t just be the name of a controversial hit song, a highly anticipated concert tour or a 2011 pop album. Launching tomorrow is the Born This Way Foundation, an anti-bullying charity sprouted from the pop singer and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta.
“My mother and I have initiated a passion project. We call it the Born This Way Foundation,” Gaga announced back in August. “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 Born This Way 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.” BTWF’s partners include the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the California Endowment and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.