Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lady Gaga Performs Powerful Oscar Nominated Song In Support of the Victims of Sexual Violence

Posted By on Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 10:53 PM


Tonight at the Academy Awards, Oscar-nominated performer, Lady Gaga, took the stage in support of the millions of victims of sexual violence. In an incredibly passionate performance of her song "Til it Happens to You," Lady Gaga laid it all on the table and it was spectacular. I was moved to tears by her conviction, courage, vulnerability and, of course, her beautiful voice.

Lady Gaga, a victim of sexual violence herself,  was joined on stage by several dozen survivors who each had their own statement written on their arm. Those included sentiments like "unbreakable," "not your fault," and "it happened to me."

The song was introduced by Vice President Joe Biden who represented the White House's It's On Us campaign to end sexual assault.

Every day, I become more disillusioned with our society's unwillingness to end the abuse experienced by one in five women and one in 71 men. In the light of these feelings, I was so happy to see this years' Oscars would be used as a platform to discuss important issues as well as glamour, talent and fame.

Take a look for yourself at the performance and the conversation around tonight's event.


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