Lady Gaga raises awareness of young activists' voices in her new book, "Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community."
The global superstar teamed up with her mother Cynthia Germanotta to share the collection of stories from young leaders who have prevailed in the face of adversity and found the strength to share their stories.
"This book is about the power of that kindness to tell your own story, to inspire someone, to help them feel less alone," Gaga said in an interview with "Good Morning America."
According to a synopsis of the book, "These storytellers share how they felt, created safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and embraced kindness with every fiber of their being by helping others without the expectation of anything in return."
The book was created with Gaga’s nonprofit organization, Born This Way Foundation. Germanotta, who co-founded the organization with her daughter and currently acts as its president, spoke about the benefit of giving young change makers a place to share their stories.
"When you give them a platform, you will see them rise up and be incredibly strong and share their brilliance," she said.
When asked why kindness is difficult for some to embrace, Gaga said she feels, "sometimes people maybe exist in a negative space."
The singer's background influenced why she is so passionate about sharing kindness with others now.
"It's actually what my story is about. I was put in a garbage can by some bullies, and I went through many other things in my career," she said.
Superstar @ladygaga and her mom team up to teach kids about kindness in new book, "Channel Kindness."@JujuChangABC https://t.co/shidnvjhYN pic.twitter.com/cWI1DAWoeo— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 22, 2020
A book about kindness is no surprise from Gaga given she continually uses her platform to promote inclusivity and to encourage her followers to embrace their true selves.
She has also opened up about surviving sexual assault, living with PTSD and more trauma in her life to help other survivors.
"I'm very proud of my daughter for having the courage to share her story," Germanotta said. "Because it helped validate the emotions of other young people. It helped them all heal."
"Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community" is available everywhere today.