It’s Herstory Month at Born This Way Foundation!

Here’s to Strong Women;
May We Know Them
May We Be Them
May We Raise Them

This sign hangs in my two-year-old daughter’s room, and while she can’t read the words yet – they shape how I talk to her, how I talk about her, how I show up for my community and I lead at Born This Way Foundation. I am grateful to be surrounded by incredible women every day and as we celebrate Women’s History Month and the sixth anniversary of Born This Way Foundation, I’m proud to share the launch of #BTWFHerstory.

Born This Way Foundation was a vision and a movement born from the incredible bond of a mother and a daughter, and the fierce urgency of building a kind and brave world. Since our founding in 2012, we’ve made significant strides advocating for kindness and raising awareness about mental wellness. And through it all, we have been surrounded and guided by intelligent, dedicated, and kind women. This month, we’re highlighting some of these special women (including my two-year-old daughter!) who helped grow our work into what it is today.

We are kicking off #BTWFHerstory Month by featuring one of the women who started it all, our co-founder, Cynthia Germanotta. Cynthia is a mentor and friend of mine and to so many, her graceful, selfless leadership and vision for the world guides our work every day. Please join me in celebrating Cynthia for her leadership, her willingness to share her family – the challenges and the successes – with the world, in service to building a kinder and braver world.

Stay tuned throughout the month of March as we share about an inspirational woman every day. We are so excited to honor those who guide our mission and work to build a better world, for and with the mothers, daughters, friends, neighbors and colleagues.

Please use this month – and every other month – as an opportunity to celebrate the special women in your own life! We encourage you to share with friends and family using #BTWFHerstory, and I can’t wait to read more!