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Posts tagged: Born This Way Foundation

Name this voice…

“I want to make that clear. This is: I am now a woman, I have a voice in the universe, and I want to do everything I can to become an expert in social justice and hope I can make a difference and mobilize young people to change the world.”  

She has decided to speak out against one of her teen-age demons: bullying. She recalls being put in a garbage can, taunted.  People yelling obscene names at her in front of others threatened her abilities to maintain her straight-A grades.

 Today, she believes that bullying is an obstacle to education; Harvard University thinks so, too, where she unveiled her Born This Way Foundation, intended to empower kids and nurture a kinder environment.

You see her shoes, can you guess who this voice belongs too? Here she is

 (S-R archives photo)

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