MILEY CYRUS HAS FINALLY FOUND HERSELF

www.elle.com | 7/11/2019 | Staff
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Miley Cyrus wants to read me something she wrote. "I try to meditate the night before interviews on what my goal is, what I want this to say about me." We’re in the living room of the house she bought at 18, in the hills above the San Fernando Valley. At some point it became her office, but she and Liam Hemsworth moved back in after their Malibu home burned down in the Woolsey fire last November (the couple married a month later at her Tennessee farmhouse). On the walls are framed portraits of Elvis and Dolly Parton. There’s a view to the pool outside. Two of her dogs snuggle on the couch between us as Cyrus rests her notebook on her lap, clears her throat, and begins. “My record is called She Is Miley Cyrus. ‘She’ does not represent a gender. She is not just a woman. ‘She’ doesn’t refer to a ****. She is a force of nature. She is power. She can be anything you want to be, therefore, she is everything. She is the super she. She is the she-ro. She is the She-E-O.”

Cyrus hops up and begins pacing as she explains that “she” is the most confident version of herself, and that “she/woman is taking back the power. She is here, fierce femme energy.” Her sermon turns current as she conveys how women are the reason for life, “which is a blessing and a curse.” She laments the expectation this puts on the female sex: “We’re expected to keep the planet populated. And when that isn’t a part of our plan or our purpose, there is so much judgment and anger that they try to make and change laws to force it upon you—even if you become pregnant in a violent situation. If you don’t...
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