Miley Cyrus is a celebrity and activist who is always testing boundaries and pushing for new kinds of awareness. She’s aware of her power and how the size of her platform can affect public perception. Her recent bikini pics are a perfect example.
In the one below, she shouts out Jonathan Larson (late playwright of Rent fame) and Sam Smith with the great quote: “I’m more of a man than you’ll ever be, & more of a woman than you’ll ever get!”
Gender in many ways seems so 20th century passe topic as the world grows more open. But actually the explosion of heightened gender awareness followed (hopefully) by an equally large aftermath of gender tolerance and acceptance is very 21st century.
These days gender fluid and LGBTQ celebrities abound in the entertainment industry that’s opening up to new possibilities. And unlike centuries past, there is a lot more transparency about identity.