“My favorite thing Brendan Jordan [who was part of the portrait series] says is, ‘Some days I wake up and I’m the more fem Brendan and some days I wake up and I’m more the masculine Brendan and I don’t know what I’m going to be in the future, but I know that for right now I’m just Brendan,’” she explains. “I think that is something that we need to all focus on more.”
While #InstaPride was a success -- read some of the community's responses -- of and the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, Cyrus says there’s more to be done. “I know everyone’s saying ‘Love wins,’” she says. “But does it? There are still so many people and so many [issues], especially for black trans women.”
“Yes, I can celebrate today, but tomorrow it’s back to work,” Cyrus adds, knowing that her work with Happy Hippie is far from slowing down.