shania twain opened up and revealed that she used to flatten her breasts to avoid the sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather when she was a teenager.
The 57-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter has been open about her difficult childhood: growing up poor in Ontario with four siblings, they lived with her mother Sharon and his stepfather Jerry Twains, who legally adopted the children. As a way of dealing with his physical and sexual abuse, Shania explained in a candid interview that she did everything possible to remain unnoticed in the house.
Speaking to Sunday TimesShania said: “I would hide and flatten my breasts. I would wear bras that were too small for me… [apretaba] Until there was nothing girlish in me. That makes it easier to go unnoticed.”
Because, oh my God, it was terrible… You wouldn’t want to have been a girl in my house.”
He went on to explain that this continued as he grew up and left home, because although he came out of the abuse at home, he went on to experience this type of thing in the day-to-day life of society, describes the Daily Mail.
Shania added: “But then you go into society and you’re a woman, and you also get other nasty ‘normal’ things, and that reinforces it. Then you think: Oh, I guess it sucks to be a woman. Oh, it sucks to have boobs. I was ashamed to be a woman.”
The abuse started when I was a child.
In 2018, Shania said the abuse started when she was around 10 years old.
admitting that it had been sexually abusedhe told Guardian: “I don’t mind saying it, because I think it’s important that people understand that you can survive these things.”
She explained: “I feel that sexual abuse goes hand in hand with physical and psychological abuse. [sobre todo] when it’s someone you know. I’ve learned to block it out… Abusers need to manipulate you, either sooner or later, and what I told myself is, ‘Okay, there’s something wrong with this person and that person isn’t right.'”
Shania did not know her biological father. Her stepfather Jerry and her mother Sharon died in a car accident in 1987.
With information from Daily Mail.
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