Meet Emma →
Gaga has been forced to cancel the rest of her Born Brave Bus tour, including the two Philly shows, due to a case of synovitis (severe inflammation of joints). Meet Emma - the wheelchair who’s going to get her through this. We wish her a speedy recovery!
"Dark Phrases" by Ntozake Shange, from For Colored...
dark phrases of womanhood of never havin been a girl half-notes scattered without rhythm/no tune distraught laughter fallin over a black girl’s shoulder it’s funny/it’s hysterical the melody-less-ness of her dance don’t tell nobody don’t tell a soul she’s dancin on beer cans & shingles this must be the spook house another song with no singers lyrics/no voices & interrupted...
Forever Fearing Faliure, poem by Andre R.,...
Forever fearing Failure In life there’s something I want to become, Jumping and ducking through everything that would hinder me so it’s plain to see I’m working hard so one day I can escape my poverty and these hunger pains…. can no longer bother me The smell so sweet from success got me trippin to possess, so I never take time to rest And all I do is distress my moms and my...
If We Must Die, poem by Brittany C., Philadelphia
If we must die Let us not walk in shame Don’t let us fall on our knees in front of the Kings, Queens, Prince and Princess Don’t let death take us without a fight Beat us with sticks, chains, and whips Let us stand and fight with pride and glory. If we must die, let us die with dignity Don’t leave me surrounded by four walls and watch darkness fall upon my eyes. Even...
If you don’t have any shadows, then you’re not standing in the light.– Lady Gaga (via diary-of-a-scoliosis-girl)
Leah Green (Oakland, CA) with her poem Change
Bravery means living the life you want to live and creating your own destiny...– Michael from Texas
"Too Black" by Kenneth P., Philadelphia
They Take My Kindness For WEAKNESS They Take My Silence For SPEECHLESS They Consider My Uniqueness STRANGE They Call My Language SLANG They See My Confidence As CONCEIT They See My Mistakes As DEFEAT They Consider My Success ACCIDENTAL They Minimize My Intelligence To POTENTIAL My Questions Mean I Am UNAWARE My Advancement Is Somehow UNFAIR To Voice Concern Is DISCONTENTMENT If I Stand Up For...
I'm the 15 y/o from Elk Grove. This is what... →
drugsnrlovenrdreamsnrrage: This is what propels me forward everyday. To fight and show that I was born brave
An experience on the Bus in Tacoma
highsepton: Hi I’m making two Born This Way Ball posts because this one is about the Born Brave bus which me and four others were the first fans on ever and were like 2 feet away from Gaga and it was great and we were close and breathing the same air and ok read more. Read More
Love Beauty & Gaga: More about yesterday →
allyouwishforandallyouneed: I also got to meet cynthia germanotta. My friends, my brother and I had the best conversation with her. It probably lasted a good 10 minutes. It was do casual, it felt like we had known her for years. She was the easiest person to talk to. She was so inspiring and was talking about how Gaga was…
Lady Gaga Daily: LADY GAGA TOUR OFFERS FREE... →
ladygagadaily: Lady Gaga has always been full of surprises, and this is a welcome one. The eclectic artist recently announced that the U.S. leg of her upcoming Born This Way Ball tour would also feature the BornBrave Bus, a pre-concert experience offering free counseling to attendees. Lady Gaga has often…
Book Review in Brief: The Hollow, by Jessica...
freelibraryteencenter: The Hollow series would appeal to older teens who enjoy tragic love. When I found out there was another one coming out, I started screaming inside. -Lovely R., Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School, Philadelphia. Find it in the Free Library catalog
Free Library Teen Center: Book Review in Brief:... →
freelibraryteencenter: What They Always Tell Us follows the lives of two radically different brothers: James, a popular high school athlete who has little time or tolerance for his younger brother Alex, who has become a loner after a suicide attempt at a party. Alex finds support in Henry, his equally lonely…
Free Library Teen Center: Review: The Nature of... →
freelibraryteencenter: The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti focuses on the experiences of a high school senior who has panic disorder. Unsurprisingly, her name is Jade, and the book could be said to discuss her nature. Caletti chronicles Jade’s life as she attempts to deal with her disorder, college applications, and a…
"Bravery" by Chelsoir →