Friday, April 17, 2015.  Not to be ignored!  Lady Gaga’s mother writes about what it was like raising such a special child as her daughter and about the suffering her girl experienced growing up at the mercy of the cruelty of her peers — and what they are both doing to help other youth now::

As with my daughter, too many of these young people were facing turmoil—at school, at home, or in their neighborhoods—that was impacting their emotional health and overall well-being. Again and again, we heard stories of depression, anxiety, and isolation hampering their ability to thrive personally and academically. Most worrying of all were the stories that included self-harm and suicide attempts.

“That’s why my daughter and I founded Born This Way Foundation. Grounded in the belief that the world can—and must—be a kinder and braver place, our organization is working to inspire young people to lead the best life possible and empower them with the tools they need to get there.”

Read more here!!

Raising Lady Gaga: Cynthia Germanotta on Why It’s Time for an Emotion Revolution


Mission Statement:  “Born This Way Foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people, and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world.  We achieve this by shining a light on real people, quality research and authentic partnerships.”



Here is our first book out in ebook format.  Click here to view or purchase –

Story Without Words:  How Did Child Abuse Break My Mother?

It lists for $2.99 and can be read by Amazon Prime customers without charge.


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