Miley Cyrus Dishes to ‘Elle’ About Being an Empath and Feeling Empowered

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Miley is gorgeous as usual on the August Elle cover, but it’s inside the pages where you’ll find the real sunshine. She recently opened up in an interview about the inner workings of her heart and soul, including what it’s like to have an incredibly active mind, the duality of being sexy to men (and women) yet also intimidating, dealing with her house burning down in a wildfire, and her choice to not have children.

 

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“At this time of my life, I feel the most powerful I’ve ever felt,” @mileycyrus told ELLE for our August issue. “I like the way being sexual makes me feel, but I’m never performing for men. They shouldn’t compliment themselves to think that the decisions I’m making in my career would have anything to do with them getting pleasure.” Link in bio for the full cover story.⁣ ⁣ ELLE August 2019:⁣ Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia⁣ Creative director: #StephenGan⁣ Cover star: @mileycyrus⁣ Photographer: @mario_sorrenti⁣ Stylist: @georgecortina⁣ Wearing: @celine⁣ Hair: @bobrecine⁣ Makeup: @jameskaliardos⁣ Nails: @lisajachno⁣ Written by: @molly_lambert⁣ Produced by: Kyd Drake at North Six⁣

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Miley gave some of her perspective on the idea of karma, too, and it was fascinating.

“I’d rather fail than cheat. I have a new song called ‘Bad Karma,’ but there is no such thing as karma. There’s just cause and effect. Otherwise, Donald Trump wouldn’t be president. I don’t believe that everyone gets theirs…It’s just cause and effect. If you have a lot of money and you did a lot of shady sh*t, you’re going to win. That doesn’t mean that at some point someone’s not going to take you down.”—Miley Cyrus for Elle

She then went on to point out that she has known a lot of disenfranchised and homeless people and artists over the course of her work with the Happy Hippie Foundation, and all too often good people never get the breaks they deserve.

In a world where the hallmark trait of marginalization is often poverty, Miley’s point is important to note. If we want to keep a sense of compassion, we should probably remind ourselves that bad things can happen to good people.

 

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The entire conversation is a beautiful glimpse into the superstar’s real life and definitely worth the read. You can find it HERE.