Lady GaGa has dedicated her life to connecting with her
fans little Monsters.
So much so, that the 29-year-old musician created the Born This Way Foundation, a charity in support "of the wellness of young people."
Related: 19 Celebs Who've Battled Eating Disorders
The longtime activist has always been open about her past over the years, including being raped as a teen and struggling with eating disorders.
In a revealing new interview with Billboard mag, the 29-year-old musician admitted that her personal battle with mental health helps her relate to her young fans on a different level:
"I've suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life, I still suffer with it every single day. I just want these kids to know that that depth that they feel as human beings is normal. We were born that way. This modern thing, where everyone is feeling shallow and less connected? That's not human."
Despite her many hardships, the multi-platinum Grammy winner is dedicated making sure no kid feels isolated in today's technology-crazed culture:
"These kids just want to feel human, but they feel like robots. They don't understand why they're so sad. There are scientific reasons, which the foundation researches, why you feel sad when you look at your phone all day."
The pop icon is arguably one of this generation's greatest performers, and the American Horror Story: Hotel actress is using her platform to do some good:
"This is my life purpose, this foundation. This is why I was brought to life, I think. If I need to get the president's attention — whatever I have to do— I'll do it … We don't have to be victims. If we share our stories and stick together, we're stronger."
Wow. We love that someone with Lady G's level of fame is tackling such a huge and important issue!
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: charity, girl power, lady gaga, mental health