Yes, I am writing another post on Lady Gaga. I know, I can’t believe it myself! I would not certainly not identify myself as a fan. I’m not sure if I would be able to identify any of her songs on the radio. Let’s also say that she and I definitely have different fashion tastes.
Nevertheless, I knew I had to write about her message again, after I watched this video last week.
Before I share the video link, let me explain why I believe Gaga’s message resonates with people with disabilities. In a nutshell, her message about acceptance of one’s uniqueness and acceptance of others.
Whether you’re gay, overweight, live with a disability, believe you don’t have the “right” looks, use a wheelchair, or have another difference which sets you apart, Gaga is speaking to you.
She’s telling YOU (yes, you!) to embrace yourself, your difference, and live your life! Ummm…sounds a bit familiar?
Lady G is also saying everyone matters and we just need to invoke tolerance and kindness. Very fundamental lessons we first hear from our parents which really do change lives and the world.
Check out Lady Gaga Accepting ADL’s Making a Difference Award for yourself. The video is on the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) website as part of their No Place For Hate campaign.
ADL is historically known for stopping the denigration of Jewish people, but has become a leading advocate of civil rights for all. Their message and mission also fits well for creating a world that is more embracing of all abilities. To watch the video, you’ll have to provide your name and email address. Hearing a message about the inclusion of all people is worth sharing your info.
If you’re new to my blog in the last couple years, or just want a retread, check out Born This Way, my first Gaga post.
Share with me below what you think about Gaga’s message and if you think it’s applicable to people with disabilities in the comments below. Or join the discussion, like some people did last week, on Facebook.