Joe Strechay, who has blogged for FamilyConnect in the past, writes movingly about what Lady Gaga’s self-acceptance anthem, “Born This Way” means to him. Here’s a brief excerpt of the song’s lyrics:
Whether life’s disabilities
Left you outcast, bullied, or teased
Rejoice and love yourself today
’cause baby you were born this way*
And here’s a link to Joe’s blog post on AFB: Inspiration from a Pop Star: Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way”.
I hope that all of our children can come to feel the same proud, joyful sense of self-acceptance!
*Paul Blair, Fernando Garibay, Stefani Germanotta, Jeppe Breum Laursen, Born This Way, Born This Way, BMI Repetoire.