Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sometimes a Star Shines Even Brighter

Did you all get a chance to catch the Lady Gaga interview with Oprah on the OWN network Sunday night?

Source: via Heather on Pinterest
 If not, let me start with one word-inspirational. While Lady Gaga may be known as much for her wacky get-ups as she is for her exceptional voice there is no doubt that she is one of this generations icons. I enjoy her music and look forward to what she is going to do next when seeing her on the lineup for different shows. What I most admire though is her eagerness to give back and not just give back for a tax write-off, but because she is passionate about her cause. Along with her mother, Lady Gaga started the Born This Way Foundation to empower young people by giving them skills and opportunities to be more accepting.  By celebrating individuality she is giving so many a voice that they may otherwise have tried to hide. During the Oprah interview they spoke of a young teen who after relentless bullying at school took his own life. Through her foundation Lady Gaga hopes to combat this type of harassment.

It is so sad and disgusting that in this day and age people are still facing prejudices for things that they have no power over. Best of luck to  their foundation and parents please teach your children that although something may not be their choice we should appreciate each others differences. In short-BE KIND! 

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