Miley Cyrus‘ favorite thing to talk about? Miley Cyrus.
In a couple of posts, I feel like Miley has decided that she, too, is an advocate for the LGBT community. She also feels like she’s worked her way up out of something and endured a lot of difficulty, which I guess is true if your definition of difficulty is…having a famous dad and having every opportunity growing up?
ANYWAY, here’s a Time Magazine interview with Miley in case you wanted some half-baked (probably literally) “inspiration:”
On conforming: “People try to make everyone something,” Cyrus says. “You can just be whatever you want to be.”
On how she’s learned to stand up for herself: I had to take (my braces) off immediately because of the way I looked,” she says. “If I was me now, I would have been like, ‘F— you. Normal 14-year-olds have braces. I’m going to have braces on the show, so kids who have braces in real life know that’s okay.’ But I didn’t have that in my mind then. I was coming from Nashville. My grandma’s a beauty queen. I didn’t know.”
On finding a sexual partner: “F—ing is easy. You can find someone to f— in five seconds,” she says. “We want to find someone we can talk to. And be ourselves with. That’s fairly slim pickings.”
On being yourself: “Maybe if you’re finally getting to be yourself, it’s more of a celebration,” she says, surrounded by new gender-nonconforming friends at the shoot in Hollywood. “Like, you are living your f—ing life.”