Entertainment June 12, 2017
Because her wardrobe has no bearing on the amount of good she can do for others.
People are quick to label Miley Cyrus as a bad role model because she sticks out her tongue and swings naked on a wrecking ball. But what they fail to notice is the good she is doing for the world as a feminist.
Hannah Montana was basically every 13-year-old girl’s role model and parents didn’t mind their daughters looking up to her.
It wasn’t until 2012 when she chopped off her hair and started repping that foam finger that parents started to care.
Those people criticizing Miley probably don’t know half of the charitable things she has done.
Miley’s latest single “Inspired” is about saving our ecosystem and making a change.
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She is the founder of The Happy Hippie Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on homeless and LGBTQ+ youth. The foundation also fights for women’s rights and other social justice issues. They have partnered with other charities to make a greater impact and to raise more awareness.
“That’s what I wanted to do. That’s what made me happy. And that’s what Happy Hippie is about: doing what you do, being happy and not hurting anyone. It gave me meaning in everything.”
Not so bad for a woman who you thought just spent her day smoking weed and swinging around on a wrecking ball, huh?
She devotes a lot of her time and resources to an event called “Hero in Heels,” which benefits women who have suffered with or are suffering through cancer. It is an annual fashion show held by Wish Upon A Hero where celebrities auction off a signed pair of shoes.
Miley is also dedicated to “YWCA,” the largest women’s organization in the nation. YWCA empowers women through eliminating racism and fighting sexual assault and domestic violence. YWCA works to increase equal rights, protections and opportunities for women of color. It is one of the oldest and largest organizations promoting gender equality.
Many women realized Miley was still their role model even after all these years when she spoke at the Women’s March in LA in January. “We don’t want to talk about change, we want to be the change,” Miley said in her speech “We are living proof that we are stronger together.”
Miley Cyrus doesn’t get the credit she deserves. People get so caught up by the “negative” decisions she has made that they don’t see all the good she is contributing.
Miley, we admire you for not being afraid to be yourself and for fighting for women. Keep up the good work, girl.
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