‘Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community’, and it will include “inspirational stories written by young people” to help “break through the mental health stigma”.
Cynthia Germanotta – Gaga’s mother, who has played an important role in the project – explained: “Within these pages, you’ll meet young change-makers who found their inner strength, prevailed in the face of bullies, started their own social movements, and decided to break through the mental health stigma.
“These storytellers share how they felt, created safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and embraced kindness with every fibre of their being by helping others without the expectation of anything in return.”
The collection will be issued via Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, which aims to inspire youth and was co-founded by Cynthia.
Lady Gaga detailed the book to O, the Oprah Magazine, describing the project as “the embodiment of the everyday acts of kindness that uplift communities and instill a sense of hope in each of us.” She added, “If these stories inspire one act of kindness, then we’ve accomplished our mission. We can’t do it alone, and here is a book that shows we aren’t.”