Our hearts and thoughts are with our friend and supporter @arianagrande and everyone affected by the Manchester attacks earlier this week. It's during these tragic times that we are reminded of the importance of bridging the divides across religious beliefs, race, ethnicity and geographic boundaries, especially among young people. As many of you- our amazing supporters- know, we are so proud and honored to partner with @seedsofpeace to help create and train the next generation of peacemakers in the Middle East and in the US though leadership, peacebuilding, negotiation and conflict resolution programs. Together we can keep working to be part of creating a more peaceful future. #MyheartiswithManchester#weloveyoumanchester
You guys! There are only three days until the premiere of The Challenge Champs vs. Pros on MTV!!! Nine other professional athletes and I competed against 10 winners of previous seasons of the show to try and win $100,000 to the charity of our choice. I decided to go all out and compete for two charities that are both very near and dear to my heart. Firstly, I competed for @MileyCyrus's Happy Hippie Foundation (@happyhippiefdn) which provides education, shelter and opportunity to homeless LGBTQ+ youth. Less than 5% of Americans identify as LGBTQ+ however 40% of the homeless youth in this country identify that way. We need to fix that! And secondly, I competed for The Trevor Project (@trevorproject) which focuses on suicide prevention amongst LGBTQ+ youth, a demographic that's at much higher risk of suicide than their straight counterparts. Both are great charities that you should check out if you aren't already familiar! Anyway, I had a blast being a part of the show and I feel very fortunate to have been able to fight for and bring awareness to two very important causes! Tune in to watch the action (and the drama) unfold! @ChallengeMTV#ChampsVsPros Six Week Special Event Premiering Tuesday, May 16th at 9/8c on @MTV!
Sending so much love to our friend @arianagrande and to all who were affected by tonight's attacks in Manchester. You are in the thoughts and hearts of Happy Hippies all over the world #Repost@mileycyrus ・・・
wishing I could give my friend @arianagrande a great big hug right now... love love love you .... so sorry you had to be apart of such a tragic event! my most sincere condolences to anyone and everyone effected by this horrific attack! all I can do is send as much HOPE & PEACE your way! This MUST end! No more war .... no more innocent lives taken .... L-O-V-E @happyhippiefdn
Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Get in the comments and tell us how you stand up against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia! #IDAHOT#IDAHOBIT
There are more than 7,000 homeless youth in NYC and 40% identify as LGBTQ. Thank you @robinhoodnyc for letting us be part of your amazing evening to support local organizations serving the community! #rhbenefit 🏹
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#repost our friends @weareheremovement for some #wednesdaywisdom. This quote was part of the inspiration behind starting #happyhippie more than two years ago and it still drives us to keep fighting for justice every day #Repost@weareheremovement ・・・
We are saddened by our current political climate – lately, there have been bombs and chemical weapons being used, pipelines being built and plenty of other events that threaten our livelihood. To create positive change, we must work together. We not only dream of peace – we demand it. Together, we can work towards a better, safer world. Call your local representatives to voice your concerns. Whether it’s to discuss the possible border wall or against the #KXLpipeline, make sure your voice is being heard.
#FBF: two years ago, our founder @MileyCyrus officially launched #HappyHippie with #HappyHippiePresents#BackyardSessions. We are so proud to support organizations like @gender_spectrum working to create an inclusive world for all youth, regardless of gender identity. Together we’ve served transgender and gender expansive youth in all 50 states and 43 countries worldwide, helping to provide them with the resources and support they need. AND, Happy Hippie has expanded its programs to serve homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable populations like youth living in conflict zones and refugee youth around the world. Thank you from Team #HappyHippie to all of our generous supporters who have brought our vision to life. This is still just the beginning for us and together we will continue fighting injustice!!! #HBDHH#HappyHippieImpact
sending so much love to one of our heroes, @theellenshow. Thank you for your incredible courage and honesty, which has changed the world. #HappyHippies are here today because of your leadership and legacy #repost@theellenshow ・・・
20 years ago, @Oprah said "It's okay to be gay" on my sitcom. She said it to my character, but she also said it to the world.
#HappyHippie and our founder @mileycyrus are so proud to have been part of the historic #WomensMarchLA. But that was just the beginning. We can't make change unless we keep showing up and have our voices heard. Register to vote this Monday, May 1! And if you're already registered, get your friends to join you too. YOUR VOICE MATTERS!!! #HearOurVoice#HearOurVote bit.ly/WMLAVoterReg
40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. Today is #40tononeday, when we stand with @truecolorsfund to say we are committed to ending LGBTQ youth homelessness. #HappyHippies, like and share this post to show your support too!
“From my time at Seeds of Peace I feel I’ve definitely learned how to forgive, trust, and be patient with others. I’ve also developed more confidence when it comes to things such as talking, whereas before Seeds I was mortified to speak or appear in front of others. All of these things together have really helped me to work towards helping to educate and get progress on projects in my community. I feel it’s been more effective than ways I’ve done before.” After @SeedsofPeace camp, year-round local activities support students with the ongoing relationships and skills to develop as leaders and to engage in the urgent social issues affecting our lives #hh4peace#happyhippieimpact
“Everyone has a voice. Everyone has the right to say what and how they feel. No one should have to hold that back for fear of being judged by others. Since being back from Camp, I’ve noticed that change in myself. Someone will say something in class, and I’m no longer afraid to say something. I don’t feel like I have to hide myself anymore, I can share how I feel and what I believe.” Thank you, #happyhippies for supporting our work with @SeedsofPeace that helps young people foster self-reflection, self-growth, and deep learning needed to develop as leaders and create positive change in their communities. #hh4peace#happyhippieimpact
“At Camp, I learned to listen to people, even if I don’t agree with what they say. I learned how to understand other opinions, respect them, and became more open-minded.” — Shai (Israeli Seed). We believe that young people have the courage and capacity to change—and lead change. Our work with @seedsofpeace is helping raise up a new generation of leaders to build a future on partnership, communication, respect, and the courage to lead. #hh4peace#happyhippieimpact
“The most meaningful part of my time at @seedsofpeace camp has by far been the unconditional love and acceptance that I experienced. Never have I ever felt more comfortable, safe or valid being myself around others. I’ve been able to genuinely connect with and work alongside people as a result even throughout the year.” @seedsofpeace’s leadership program starts with a summer camp experience, a safe space that allows diverse groups of young leaders to share their stories, experiences, and beliefs authentically, while exploring identity and analyzing stereotypes and misconceptions, skills that they then take home to engage their peers. #hh4peace#seedsofpeace#happyhippieimpact
Last year, #HappyHippie partnered with @seedsofpeace, a growing group of 6,400+ young leaders from the US, Middle East and South Asia who have been trained in peacebuilding and conflict resolution and are working to transform their communities and challenge discrimination in the US and around the world. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we share the impact of our work together, starting with Adham, a Palestinian Seed: “Seeds of Peace gave me hope that one day we’ll be able to live in peace—a just peace based on the elements of respect, dignity, and basic human rights and values for every Israeli and Palestinian.” #HH4Peace#happyhippieimpact
happy #nationalpetday! Pet merch available (link in bio) - proceeds support our animal companion programs that provide vet care for the beloved pets of homeless youth, as pets are a big source of emotional support for young people living on the streets
Amina, 12, and her little brother at a camp in rural #Idlib, #Syria. “My sister was killed in a shelling ... I wish if she was here with me now so we can play ... the same way we used to do before." The suffering of the children of Idlib and of all the children of Syria must not be allowed to continue. Says UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the latest reported atrocity, "The images of children choking and dying in the streets of Idlib, Syria, following alleged chemical weapons attacks, are as horrific as they are heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. If confirmed, these attacks must do more than provoke our outrage; they must compel action by those with the power and the ability to bring an end to this devastating violence." #childrenunderattack#childrenofsyria UNICEF/UN046836/Alwan