Miley Cyrus Says Feminism Helped Her Be 'Okay With Being Alone'

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Miley Cyrus attends the 30th Annual Night Of Stars presented by The Fashion Group International at Cipriani Wall Street on October 22, 2013 in New York City. 

Miley Cyrus made headlines earlier this week when she shared that she's had relationships that "weren't straight."

In the process of expanding on that thought to Time, Cyrus -- who was most recently linked to Patrick Schwarzenegger -- discussed that she's finally okay with being single, something she wasn't necessarily in the past. "It has a lot to do with being a feminist, but I'm finally O.K. with being alone," she explained to the magazine. "I think that's something we have to talk about more: that you can be alone." 

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"There are times in my life where I've had boyfriends or girlfriends," she continued. "And there are times where I just love being with myself and don't want to give part of myself away to someone else … I think that's a new freedom for women, especially. I don't know that my mother would have been able to be 22 and secure in being alone. But my future doesn't rely on having a partner."