Miley Cyrus proves to be a source of inspiration in her latest cover shoot for Paper
magazine as she tackles subjects of sexuality, gender and her Happy Hippy Foundation
The former Disney Channel star offered her position on politics, personal philosophies and shared anecdotes about coming out as a bisexual to her mother — in an interview with the magazine.
“I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant,” Cyrus told Paper
about the conversation she had with her mom when she was 14-years-old, “And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys. And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn’t want me to be judged and didn’t want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has.”
But Miley doesn’t take her privileges for granted, she is well aware that coming out isn’t quite so easy for everyone. In fact, earlier this year she launched the Happy Hippy Foundation
— an organization dedicated to the mission of rallying ‘young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations’.
: her backyard sessions she’s been doing to raise awareness to this cause featuring artists such as Joan Jett and Ariana Grande have been incredible.
On the Happy Hippy Foundation
‘s official site, they offer stats and facts — sharing important knowledge to folks who don’t know that “40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT and family rejection is the most common reason LGBT youth experience homelessness.”
The 22-year-old acknowledges her fame, luck and platforms — she’s using all of this power for good. And if you’re wondering, she doesn’t
discriminate against gender when it comes to romantic partners.
“I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age,” Cyrus told Paper
. “Everything that’s legal, I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult—anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.”
…I’d continue with the story but having been distracted with the fact that I might have just fallen in love with Miley Cyrus is a little overwhelming. Free spirited, political, vegan Cyrus might actually be a magical unicorn. She’s using her privilege to do good for the queer and everything she’s doing is loaded with such love.