Our Kindness Team

August 25, 2021

Cynthia Germanotta is president and co-founder of Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), created with her daughter Lady Gaga. Born This Way Foundation supports the mental health and wellness of young people, empowering them to build a kinder, braver world. Cynthia is also a World Health Organization (WHO) Ambassador for Mental Health.

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Pledge to Take Action

It has become tradition in our team meetings to celebrate every time Taylor lets us know how many more people have signed up for #BeKind21. We are thrilled each time we have an opportunity to celebrate you and your dedication to building a kinder and braver world.

Click here to sign up for #BeKind21, and if you’ve already signed up, share this link with a loved one so they can join our kindness party: bornthisway.foundation/bekind21.

As part of the #BeKind21 sign up process, we ask you to list your #BeKind21 Kindness Team, be it a team of yourself, your coworkers, your fellow classmates, or more. I want to make clear, though, that you are a part of my kindness team too, and I am grateful for that.

Every time you choose to take a nap, have a snack, surprise someone with a kind comment on social media, recycle, write down five things you love about yourself, wear a mask, or do any other act of kindness in service to yourself and others, you are benefitting our kindness team and the good we hope to share with this world. Today, for our team, I promise to take time in this busy afternoon to have a cup of tea and recenter.

Alex said it best when describing his hopes for #BeKind21 this year, the world has been heavy, let’s lift each other up.

Thank you for lifting me up by joining our Kindness Team. I also encourage you to share and find stories of kindness through hashtag #BeKind21 across social media platforms and on our storytelling platform ChannelKindness.org.

Pledge to Take Action