CHANNEL KINDNESS: STORIES OF KINDNESS AND COMMUNITY
Channel Kindness is a collection of fifty-one stories of kindness, bravery, and resilience from young people all over the world collected by the Born This Way Foundation and introduced by Lady Gaga.
For Lady Gaga, kindness is the driving force behind everything she says and does. The quiet power of kindness can change the way we view one another, our communities, and even ourselves. She embodies this mission, and through her work, brings more kindness into our world every single day.
Lady Gaga has always believed in the importance of being yourself, being kind to yourself and others, no matter who they are or where they come from. With that sentiment in mind, she and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, founded Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world a kinder and braver place. Through the years, they’ve collected stories of kindness, bravery, and resilience from young people all over the world, proving that kindness truly is the universal language. And now, we invite you to read these stories and follow along as each and every young author finds their voice, just as Lady Gaga has found hers.
Within these pages, you’ll meet young changemakers who found their inner strength, who prevailed in the face of bullies, who started their own social movements, who decided to break through the mental health stigma and share how they felt, who created safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and who have embraced kindness with every fiber of their being by helping others without the expectation of anything in return.
Individually and collectively, the stories collected here prove that kindness not only saves lives but builds community. Kindness is inclusion, it is pride, it is empathy, it is compassion, it is self-respect and it is the guiding light to love. Kindness is always transformational, and its never-ending ripples result in even more kind acts that can change our lives, our communities, and our world.
About the Author
Lady Gaga came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which included the hits ‘Just Dance’, ‘Poker Face’, and ‘Bad Romance’. She is well-recognized for her outre sense of style as a recording artist, in fashion, in performance and in her music videos.
Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards amongst twelve nominations, two Guinness World Records and the estimated sale of 20 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide.
Billboard named her both the ‘2010 Artist of the Year’ and the top selling artist of 2010 ranking her as the 73rd Artist of the 2000s decade. Gaga was named Forbes’ Most Powerful Woman in the World 2011 and was included in Time’s annual ‘The 2010 Time 100’ list of the most influential people in the world.