It’s about YOU: Creating a Kinder, Braver World

Hi Everyone!

We’re excited to roll out Born This Way Foundation’s first blog!! I’m Dr. Sue Swearer (or, Dr. Sue for those who met me on the Born Brave Bus and as Cynthia likes to call me!).

My hope for “It’s about YOU: Creating a Kinder, Braver World” is that we can share both the research and your individual experiences on the blog. Before I dive into that, here’s a little more about me:

  • I’m a licensed psychologist and a professor of school psychology at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
  • I started teaching at UNL in 1997 and I conduct research at The Empowerment Initiative Lab on bullying and related experiences.
  • I’ve been involved with BTWF since the launch at Harvard University in 2012 and I’m the chair of the Foundation’s Research Advisory Board.
  • I’m a Mom with two daughters.

It’s been really great to work with Cynthia, Lady Gaga, and the Foundation staff on planning and evaluating programming that BTWF is doing. I’ve always been so impressed that a major goal of BTWF is to keep current with the research and to study ways to empower all of us to create a kinder and braver world.

This blog will help to carry out that mission. Stay tuned for an exciting conversation here on the blog about how we can work together to create a kinder, braver world! 

With Gratitude,
Dr. Sue