Miley Cyrus Shows That Women Are Stronger Together

by Allie Gemmill
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Most of the focus has been on the Women March on Washington, but there were sister marches happening all across the county. Such was the case with the Women's March in Los Angeles, where Miley Cyrus and her Happy Hippie Foundation pals were joined by celebs of all ages. Cyrus was all about spreading the love (as is her brand, but also it's very appropriate for the occasion), and soon she was joined by actors and activists Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis, Frances Fisher, and Marcia Gay Harden.

Let's be real: It's hard to look and Cyrus and not feel anything but overjoyed with her activity. Say what you will, but she's a woman who knows her own mind, morals, and matters are worth fighting for. That was prominently on display as she danced through the streets of downtown L.A.

In the days leading up to the march, Cyrus used her Instagram to bid a fond farewell to former president of the United States, Barack Obama. Like many of us, she was not ready to say goodbye, but she was also not content to sit idly by while others marched for women's rights. No, instead, the outspoken and staunch feminist hippie made her voice heard on Saturday; happily, she was joined by all generations of women in the march.

Seeing Cyrus dancing in the streets with Curtis, or leaning in with Harden and Fonda, reminds me of the need to stay strong at this moment. On such a special Saturday, surely one that will be considered a watershed political and cultural event in the years to come, Cyrus' solidarity with women of all generations solidifies solidarity within the sisterhood.

We may not all be related by blood or marriage, but we are all marching and speaking up for the same cause. Sure, we tend to focus on famous women like Cyrus a little bit more because our instincts are tuned in like that, but their support of equality should act as a gateway to other women's statements and actions indicating the same values.

Cyrus certainly made the world a little bit brighter at the Women's March in L.A. Seeing her live it up with women, old and young, made it all the better.