By Shannon Carlin

Just one day after a journalist questioned the actual philanthropic reach of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, Mother Monster sprang into action in hopes to defend not only her charity’s reputation, but her own.

In a post on her social networking site, Little Monsters, Gaga explained that her and her mom are “deeply passionate” about the Born This Way Foundation, which looks to “foster a more accepting society for our young people.”

“We believe in advocating empowerment and creating a safe space for kids to go who feel helpless. Suicide Prevention, Compassion, Inspiring Bravery. This is our mission,” she wrote. “We do not raise money and allocate the funds to other charities for them to do the work. We do the work.”

She continued, “We formed a brand new, up-to-date with all the newest research and best doctors in the country approach to youth wellness. My mom is on the ground with the kids, so am I, the whole Born Brave Team is.”

Gaga then asked her fans to check out an article that her mother, Cynthia Germanotta wrote for the Huffington Post to learn more about the foundation and its work.

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