Gaga, Yale team up for Emotion Revolution

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence have teamed up to launch an initiative called the Emotion Revolution.

The initiative, designed to build awareness of the role emotions play in young people’s learning, decision-making and overall wellness of youth, begins with an online survey of high-school age youth exploring how they feel and how they would like to feel.

The survey, which is available at, includes questions about things like how students feel they are treated by classmates, how they view their relationships with adults at the school and how they view the work they do there.

“I know what it’s like to feel depressed., to feel humiliated, to feel isolated,” Gaga says in a video on the website. “And I know too many young people that, no matter who they are or where they come from, they’re feeling the same way that I do. It was so beautiful, in a way, that our sadness bonded us at the shows, and yet I so badly wanted to understand why that cloud was there at all. How could I help to life it? How could I help be a part of a more global change?

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