Miley Cyrus’s Badass New Political Movement Will Give You Hope
Barring Katy Perry, who made her post-election feelings known last night when she donated $10,000 to Planned Parenthood, there was arguably no celebrity more upset by Tuesday night’s results than The Voice judge Miley Cyrus.
On Wednesday night, Miley took to Twitter in tears, crying over not only the fact that “maybe she really is different” from the rest of the nation, but because her heart was breaking for Hillary Clinton, as well. “She’s fought for so long,” she lamented.
But she didn’t let her disappointment drive her to hate. Instead, she continued on to say that as a “Happy Hippie,” (the name of her nonprofit supporting homeless and LGBTQ youth), she accepts everyone, just as they are ― even President-Elect Donald Trump. That doesn’t mean she’s abandoning her ideals, however: As she puts it so eloquently, she’s simply choosing to be a “Hopeful Hippie,” urging him to “treat people with love, and treat people with compassion and treat people with respect.” She even went as far as to invite him to have an open discussion with her on issues he might not understand from a point of view he might not share or be surrounded by.
And that wasn’t all.
Following her mourning, Miley, like Katy, is taking action.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 10, 2016
“No more crying from me,” she says. “I am accepting and hopeful, inspired and smiling.” Why? Because she’s doing something about her outrage. Using the hashtag “#HopefulHippies,” Miley is hoping to put the causes that matter to her (and all of us) at the forefront of America’s Twitter feed, regardless of political tendencies.
Case in point? She, for one, is pledging her support to education for youth, with others the country over chiming in to pledge to uphold their own honorable causes. So far, so good: Just check out some of the awesome pledges rolling in!
i pledge to help make sure everyone feels safe in their own skin #HopefulHippies
— ⚯͛ (@sassiscass) November 11, 2016
— Darby Anne Walker (@DarbyAnneWalker) November 10, 2016
I will stand for women rights and social justice. I'll continue to show compassion for others & care for our environment. #HopefulHippies
— fani (@EstefaniLlamas) November 10, 2016
I pledge to send out love and respect – even when I disagree w/ people – and to not turn a blind eye to people in need <3 #hopefulhippies
— Quinn Fairchild (@QuinnInClovers) November 12, 2016
— Tori Borealis (@ksquaredcomet) November 12, 2016
We think it’s absolutely genius, and exactly what our country needs right now. Way to go, Miley — “just being you” is pretty awesome.
Will you join the #HopefulHippie army? Share @BritandCo.
(Photos via Rob Kim + Kevin Winter/Getty)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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