The Madonna of modern times, Lady Gaga has risen to superstardom through sheer determination and courage. After the success of her first album, The Fame, in 2008, Gaga has remained at the top of the charts for more than a decade. Gaga made the Forbes list of Most Powerful Women in the world every year between 2010 and 2014 and ranked as the second most influential person in the past ten years in a 2003 Time Magazine survey.
Lady Gaga has used her immense influence, fame, and fortune for enacting positive change. In 2012, Gaga launched the Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit foundation that is focused on youth empowerment. After tackling issues of bullying, Gaga sent a message to the supporters of the foundation in March 2019 announcing the launch of a new pilot program for a teen mental health first aid project.
Having dealt with mental health issues herself, Gaga released an anthology book entitled Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community which featured fifty-one stories about kindness, bravery, and resilience from young people across the world collected by the Born This Way Foundation. She promotes kindness, inclusion, and perseverance to her fans and fearlessly champions the untold stories of others.
Lady Gaga is truly a fierce role model for people everywhere who struggle with a lack of confidence or insecurity.