Miley Cyrus unveiled the first in a series of portraits of transgender people on her Instagram account Monday.
The project, called #InstaPride, is a collaboration between Instagram and Cyrus’ nonprofit for homeless youth, The Happy Hippy Foundation, that will feature new portraits taken by Cyrus of transgender and gender expansive individuals. New images will be revealed throughout the month on Cyrus’ personal account.
“I’m launching #InstaPride today, in partnership with Instagram, to share stories of transgender and gender expansive people from around the country,” Cyrus wrote in her first post. “Over the next 2 weeks, you’ll meet them and the people in their lives who support them, as we highlight their stories of resilience ”
Cyrus’ first subject is Leo Sheng, a 19-year-old film student who documented his transition on his own Instagram account.
“I can’t remember the last time I’ve been in a room with so much love, pride, and respect for everyone’s journeys,” Sheng wrote about the experience in a blog post for Instagram. “It was such a privilege to be included and I’m so humbled to be a part of something so special and beautiful.”