Miley Cyrus Teams Up With Joan Jett For A New “Backyard Session” Benefitting Homeless & LGBTQ Teens
Say what you want about Miley Cyrus’s attempt at doing rap music, her sexually cartoonish art and her various antics, but her commitment to helping homeless and LGBTQ teens is seriously awesome. Miley recently launched her own charity called the Happy Hippie Foundation, which seeks to serve those vulnerable populations, and she’s relaunched her popular Backyard Sessions series to draw attention and donations. For the first session, Miley brought in one of her rock idols, Joan Jett, to duet on Jett’s song, “Different.” Watch above and learn more about the Happy Hippie Foundation here.
Meanwhile, in an interview with OUT, Miley said that she too has struggled with gender norms and expectations. She told the mag:
“I didn’t want to be a boy. I kind of wanted to be nothing. I don’t relate to what people would say defines a girl or a boy, and I think that’s what I had to understand: Being a girl isn’t what I hate, it’s the box that I get put into.”
Preach, Miley, preach. [People]