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Miley Cyrus is using her platform to influence cultural and social change. Today, the singer announced the official launch of the Happy Hippie Foundation., dedicated to fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations.
Cyrus has enlisted the teamed up with Facebook for Backyard Sessions, featuring performances by Cyrus and other artists filmed in her own backyard. Joan Jett and Ariana Grande are among the artists she’s got lined up for Backyard Sessions. Each Backyard Session video will debut exclusively on Facebook with an option to make a donation to the Happy Hippie Foundation.
Click here to watch the first Backyard Sessions featuring Cyrus and Joan Jett.
“Pointless judgment and its effects are unfortunately something that is way too common. All humans have valid feelings and rights! I want to use my voice as a megaphone to young people everywhere and encourage human evolution,” Cyrus said in a statement. “No one should have to hide who they really are, no matter what his or her name, gender or status. That’s why Happy Hippies are here to say that every life is valuable!”
To learn more about the foundation, click here.