On Tuesday, a wonderful thing happened: singer Miley Cyrus launched a new charity called the Happy Hippie Foundation, which focuses on raising awareness for homeless and LGBT youth. While announcing her new foundation, Cyrus also opened up about something personal: her sexuality and the way she views her own gender identity. If you didn't think her charity and being so open was inspiring enough, now Cyrus is talking about her sexuality in an amazing way.
While chatting with the Associated Press, Cyrus said that not all her past relationships have been "straight" or "heterosexual." She did not go into detail, but the declaration is quite something — and not just because it's making headlines. For anyone, famous or not, to be so open about who they truly are is empowering. Not only does it encourage others to discuss their true person, but it also inspires others to feel good about who they are and to not be ashamed.
With Cyrus being very open about sexual orientation and gender, she's also embracing all of the attention she's receiving. You read that right. You might think Cyrus would hate the attention, but she's using it for good. Important things are happening thanks to her being put under a microscope: her charity is getting publicity and she's helping others along the way. What else really matters? She told the AP,
When you have all eyes on you, what are you saying? And that's what I had to ask myself a lot. It's like, I know you're going to look at me more if my [breasts] are out, so look at me. And then I'm going to tell you about my foundation for an hour and totally hustle you.
Cyrus is doing her. No matter the judgment or interest when it comes to her physical appearance or personal life, she is going to just nod her head and then shine a light on something that actually can make a difference in this world.
You might disagree with her in any or all ways of life, but how can you not admire someone who is trying to do this world a little bit of good? If anyone finds charity and helping others to be a bad thing just because Cyrus' name is attached, well, then, that's just sad.