"Once in a while you read a book and it changes you. You can’t “un-know” what you have read and experienced. That’s what this book was for me. Yes, we are lonely, scared, and sometimes vulnerable. We are also brave, courageous, passionate, and worthy of connection.
This book is a call to action. “Heal This Way” asks us to take to the streets with our wonderful, imperfect, messy, wild lives and be seen. We have so much to learn from these Little Monsters about the courage to let go of who we think we should be, and celebrate who we really are."
DIANE MURRAY-FLECK, MSW, CPC
Turning Point Strategy
HEAL THiS WAY
Written by LIttle Monsters
Photographed by Tracey B. Wilson
Lady Gaga's biggest fans share their raw emotions about coming out, bullying, thoughts of suicide, and the need for acceptance, in this inspirational new book. Quotes and letters are accompanied by stunning Little Monster portraits that invite you into the soul. This beautiful, thought provoking and often humorous book is geared to LGBTQ youth, teens yearning to fit in, and fans of pop culture. Lady Gaga's Little Monsters will inspire you to change the world.
Experience love & acceptance. Experience HEAL THIS WAY today!
In the winter of 2013,Lady Gaga had to cancel the remainder of her concert tour due to a debilitating hip injury. On the weekend that was to be the Born This Way Ball at Madison Square Garden, Little Monsters from around the world gathered in New York City to celebrate their love and devotion to Lady Gaga, and the community she has given them. Knowing how anxious they were to let Mother Monster know they loved her no matter what, I had an idea. A signup sheet, three tweets, and 100 Little Monsters later, HEAL THIS WAY was born. But what started out as a get well gift for Lady Gaga, took on an energy all its own. This project had a voice, and it needed to be heard. So a new, public version was created.
I can't wait for you to hold it in your hands!
I believe in the empowerment of the words and images on these pages. My hope is that you will be empowered by them too.
Tracey B. Wilson
HEAL THIS WAY
TRACEY B. WILSON
HEAL THIS WAY author/photographer Tracey B. Wilson is a true Renaissance Artist. Working professionally as an actor, photographer, filmmaker, comedian, and emcee, the through line of her work is the energy she brings to a project, and her belief in the human spirit.
Ms. Wilson works on Lady Gaga's North American tours, giving high-energy rock-star photo shoots to the Little Monsters in a pre-show performance art event, sponsored by Virgin Mobile. Joining the Monster Ball Tour in the fall of 2009, and continuing with the Born This Way Ball, Tracey has had the privilege of showing thousands of Little Monsters how beautiful they truly are.
HEAL THIS WAY has been dedicated to the Little Monsters inside who dared to bare their souls to help heal themsleves and each other. We are forever bonded by this project. I love you.
And to Lady Gaga, for recognizing the power of her words and using them to incite and inspire. Thank you for making this world a more geniune and loving place.
A portion of each book has been pledged to charities promoting acceptance and social equality
including the Born This Way Foundation
A portion of each book is being donated to charities promoting acceptance
and social equality.