Congratulations to MBS graduate Perri Easley ’19, whose essay “Learning to Live Life As Is” was published as part of Lady Gaga’s new book, Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community, which was released this month.
Easley, now a sophomore at Wesleyan University, has been a longstanding Channel Kindness reporter with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation (BTWF). In this role, she has written articles pertaining to her personal mental health journey, and also submitted vlogs pertaining to areas of youth positivity in her immediate community. Easley recently participated in an online panel with BTWF President, Cynthia Germanotta, discussing mental health during the holiday season and was a featured Storyteller at the 2019 Peace of Mind Storytellers Event in Providence, Rhode Island. At Wesleyan, she plans to study French, Film, Political Science, and continue her mental health advocacy.
At Wesleyan, Easley actively participates in a number of activities with a focus on social justice, foreign language, civic engagement, and community service. She serves on the board for the Wesleyan Democrats and works for the University's Fries Center for Global Studies. She also uses her spare time as a proponent of mental health awareness, volunteering for organizations such as the Crisis Textline and participating in mental wellness speaking engagements.
At MBS, Easley was inducted into the Cum Laude Society for academic excellence and she received the Frederick Cross Remington Service Award, which is presented to a senior in recognition of his/her caring service to others, a demonstrated concern for fairness, and compassion for individuals in need.
To learn more about the book and The Born This Way Foundation, please click here: https://www.channelkindness.org/book/