When it comes to spreading love and positivity, Lady Gaga has always been front and centre. Her career was founded on embracing who you are and celebrating diversity, rather than hiding away from it. With that in mind, we’re not surprised that the singer has released a book entitled Channel Kindness.
Launched in September, the publication features 51 essays written by a variety of young movers and shakers. These are people who have faced adversity in life – whether from bullies, society, or their own minds – and always come out on top. What they have to say is incredibly inspiring, and it will no doubt influence others to follow in their footsteps.
Along with the essays, the book also contains some of the singer’s own musings too. We’ve seen how talented a writer Gaga is from her back catalogue. However, this will be the first time we properly get to read her words and understand the woman within.
When previously speaking about this project, the star referred to it as “the embodiment of the everyday acts of kindness that uplift communities” which instill in us “a sense of hope”. The feats that some of the book’s writers have achieved in their lives may not have changed the world. However, sometimes it’s the smallest battles that are the strongest ones. After all, reading how a person overcame a schoolyard bully can be just as empowering as hearing about how someone changed the LGBT+ community forever.
Gaga’s hope for Channel Kindness is that it will convince others to do more good in the world. She’s not looking to start a revolution, but she is anticipating a few more random acts of kindness. She revealed that if the publication can inspire just one of these, then she’ll have accomplished her mission.
Everything’s coming up Gaga
The book was released via the Born This Way Foundation, which the singer founded with her mum in 2011. Established to help LGBT+ youth, those with mental health issues, and anyone else who needs more love in their lives, the foundation has already achieved some incredible things. Now, they can add Channel Kindness to the list.
2020 has been an incredible year for the singer, what with the release of her number one album “Chromatica” and her success at the VMAs. This book is yet another thing to keep her fans satisfied during trying times, and we are absolutely here for it.