Everyone has a story to tell. Ready to share yours? We’re partnering with @thestorybooth to gather YOUR #BeKind21 stories! One lucky submission will even be animated! #Repost ・・・ We’re so excited to be partnering with @ladygaga ’s @btwfoundation for #BeKind21 - it’s all about spreading kindness! Use the link in our bio to record your story about kindness for a chance to get animated! Use #BeKind21 in the title when you submit your story!
#BeKind21 is back and we couldn't be more excited! Join us + our wonderful partners as we spend the next few weeks celebrating being kind to ourselves and each other. And signing up (use link in bio) enters you to win two tickets to an upcoming @ladygaga show! Sign up using link in bio or go to bornthisway.foundation/bekind21
#BeKind21 is coming 💫 And thank you to Lafayette, CA for passing a BeKind21 proclamation! #Swipe to check it out 💞 @mayabtwf
Thank you for encouraging us to always be our bravest selves! #Repost @ladygaga ・・・ When I was young, I never felt beautiful. And as I struggled to find a sense of both inner and outer beauty, I discovered the power of makeup. I remember watching my mother put her makeup on every morning, basking in the glow of her power to put on her bravest face as the hard working woman she was. I then began to experiment with makeup as a way to make my dreams of being as strong as my mother become true. It was then that I invented Lady Gaga. I found the superhero within me by looking in the mirror and seeing who I wanted to be. Sometimes beauty doesn't come naturally from within. But I'm so grateful that makeup inspired a bravery in me I didn't know I had. I've come to accept that I discovered my beauty by having the ability to invent myself and transform. They said I was just weird, but really, I was just Born This Way. Love, Lady Gaga
@remartin1988, you are the best friend, supporter, and team member Born This Way Foundation could have asked for. Nothing feels better than when you’re proud of us because you set the standard for excellence. Here’s a video of all of us saying #thankyouRM!
#Repost @mayabtwf ・・・ I think this was when she told the crowd they inspired her, or when she begged people to vote or when she told them about her dream of having everyone be kind to one another or when she talked about the importance of mental health or when she celebrated the everyday and extraordinary heroes of the LGBTQ+ community or when she said that it’s OK to not be OK or when she asked everyone their pronouns or when she denounced hate and reminded us that we are all worthy of love. Maybe actually, it was when @ladygaga said “Hi Mom, thank you for the work you do every day at Born This Way Foundation.”
🚨🚨 We’re giving out two tickets to see @ladygaga’s #ENIGMA show in Las Vegas to one lucky donor who gives $20 or more before June 30! 🚨🚨 Donate using the link in bio!
Join us in supporting the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and @prideliveofficial’s #StonewallDay! Celebrations on June 28th will honor the legacy of the last 50 years. For more information: https://linktr.ee/pridelive #Pride #Stonewall
#Repost @mayabtwf #gagavegas ・・・ Are you coming to @gagavegas tonight for #Enigma? So are our friends at @findyouranchorbox! Please stop by the @btwfoundation activation on the first floor and make a box to send love, hope, and resources into the world. I’ll be sitting on the floor, having myself a good cry, and making as many boxes as possible so come join me and meet FYA’s founder, @alborowsky to learn about her journey. #BTWFinVegas #hausofgagalv
Team @BTWFoundation could not be more excited about the day we’ve had, these fancy new #pride inspired #BeKind shirts, or what’s about to happen. Stay tuned! #BTWFinVegas
Team Born This Way Foundation spent the afternoon volunteering for @threesquarelv, Southern Nevada’s only food bank providing food assistance to the Las Vegas community! Aaaand we visited our activation at #HausofGagaLV! #HungerFreeSNV #BTWFinVegas
❤️ this @iggy_proof! #Pride #BornThisWay 🌈✨💖
#Repost @starbucks ☕️ 💚🏳️🌈🌈 ・・・ We’re teaming up with @LadyGaga and @btwfoundation as allies, partners, community members, supporters, friends, and family. The Starbucks Foundation is matching donations up to $250,000 to make a kinder, braver world. Donate now through June 30. (Link in bio) #ExtraShotOfPride #Pride #btwfxstarbucks
Celebrate #Pride with us + our partners at @starbucks! The Starbucks Foundation will match all June donations to Born This Way Foundation - up to $250k! - made through this unique giving site: https://bornthisway.foundation/starbucks/ (Link also in bio!) #BTWFxStarbucks
#Repost @mayabtwf ・・・ Thank you for including us in this incredible space, @ladygaga! Opening TODAY (within the hour), the #HausofGagaLV includes an opportunity to support our work and join the @btwfoundation community. Congratulations to @ladygaga, @nicolaformichetti, @wanaynay and the whole Haus team for bringing this space to life. 💥
We're thrilled to announce our partnership with @flutterexperience, an immersive art experience opening in Los Angeles on June 1. We are so excited to be a part of this wonderful celebration of art, community, and wellness. Our mission is to support young people as they build the kinder, braver world young people deserve and that we all want. Flutter will be a space where that dream can be brought to life, and where people can come together to experience the joy of creativity and expression and the power of community and connection.
8 years later and we're still forever grateful to our co-founder @ladygaga for using her platform and this album to inspire us to celebrate ourselves and one another, just the way we were born! #BornThisWay
🚨 Exciting news! 🚨 #Repost @cynthiabtwf ・・・ I’m honored to serve as @WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Mental Health and to work alongside @DrTedros + his extraordinary team to ensure mental #healthforall is a global priority. We face many challenges but there are even more reasons for hope. It’s #TimeToAct, together. #WHA72
#Repost @cynthiabtwf Happy #MothersDay to all the moms out there! I hope you all have an amazing day and that you feel loved + appreciated 💞
The boss on why we must make kindness cool 💥 #Repost @cynthiabtwf ・・・ Thank you @sap for hosting this important conversation on workplace wellness! #SAPPHIRENOW
Head over to @becauseofyou to enter their #HonestYearbookSweepstakes. They’re putting a positive spin on yearbook superlatives to show how your actions impact others. #BeKind #ChannelKindness
#Repost @sussexroyal 💞 Perfect example of a #CKShoutOutTo! #CKShoutOutTo the other wonderful mental health organizations highlighted by @sussexroyal! Join our latest challenge to shout out an organization/resource making a difference in your community using the link in our bio 💥 #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth ・・・ May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the US and May 13-19 is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. To pay tribute to all of the incredible work people across the globe are doing in this space, we are hoping to shine a light on several Instagram accounts that promote mental well-being, mental fitness, body positivity, self-care, and the importance of human connection - to not just hear each other, but to listen. There are countless organisations doing amazing work for mental health - please consider the accounts we’ve highlighted as a small snapshot of this global support network. We are all in this together. We invite you to explore the extraordinary stories of strength, and the commitment to kindness as seen in the above accounts. Each month we will honour this same concept and change the accounts we solely follow based on a different theme or cause. Please go to our homepage and click “following” to see each of the select accounts and find out more about their work. Please note: Images shared are from some of the handles we are now following
For #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, shout out the resources and organizations making a difference in your neighborhood! Give a #CKShoutOutTo places where you turn to for help and support or to give back! Sign up using the link in bio!
“Are we kind? Are we brave? Do we matter? Yes!” Congratulations to the students at @vhs_stuco for completing #teenMHFA! #BeTheDifference @alexaide
Thank you @fox5vegas for highlighting #teenMHFA and showing how this program will change young people’s lives. #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth
#Repost @cynthiabtwf ・・・ Young people want to learn the skills they need to help themselves and their peers, and we must do more to get them the support they need. Follow the link in my bio to read what young people had to say about their own mental wellness. #mentalhealthawareness
Congratulations to our @mayabtwf who was honored for her altruism (and ability to get a meat dress joke 😉 ) at the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Gala! #Laughs2019 #Repost @mayabtwf ••• This is my face after a well received meat dress joke. Thank you for the honor San Francisco Suicide Prevention Gala! #laughs2019
We are so thrilled to share our work at today’s @GlobalGoalsUN Youth Forum at the #SDGLive media zone! Join us today at 1:30 pm EST to hear our panel on youth mental wellness: un.org/sdgmediazone
Thank you for 100,000 followers! 🎉 🎊 We’re so grateful for the Born This Way Foundation community and the kinder, braver world we’re all building together. 💞 #BeKind
On this day, a Star was Born! 😉 Join us in wishing our co-founder @LadyGaga a happy birthday by signing our card and sharing what she + the Foundation mean to you 🌟 #HappyBirthdayLadyGaga (Link to card in bio)
#Repost @cynthiabtwf ・・・ I was honored to join @active_minds to talk about building a culture of mental health. And I’m proud to share my Hero Award with the young people of Active Minds who are leading the movement to prioritize mental wellness! #ActiveMindsCon19
We're nominated for Outstanding Organization at the @childmindinstitute #ChangeMakerAwards! Vote for us at childmind.org/vote (link in bio)!
#Repost @channelkindness ••• Whenever we #ChannelKindness by helping someone, being there for them, or complimenting them, we are also better because of it.
Overwhelmingly, young people tell us they want to help friends through mental health + substance use issues, but don’t know where to start. Donate to #teenMHFA to save lives at @ladygaga’s fundraiser using the link in our bio. 💞
Thank you @jimmykimmel for your generous donation to Born This Way Foundation! Thank you for supporting programs that ensure young people thrive like #teenMHFA ❤️Full video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MagImMpI7M