Britney Spears has detailed how she needs to move ahead now that she’s been free of her conservatorship.
In a two-minute clip posted Tuesday on Twitter, the pop star mentioned she was having fun with small freedoms for the reason that restrictive authorized association was dissolved on Friday. It had managed her life for greater than 13 years.
She mentioned she needed her story to make a distinction for individuals like her who’re struggling underneath a “corrupt system” and thanked followers of the Free Britney motion for combating for her freedom when “my voice was muted and threatened for so long.”
“I’m just grateful honestly for each day, and being able to have the keys to my car and being able to be independent, and feel like a woman, and owning an ATM card, seeing cash for the first time, being able to buy candles,” the singer, who turns 40 on Dec. 2, mentioned.
“I’m not here to be a victim. … I’m here to be an advocate for people with real disabilities and real illnesses,” she added. “I’m a very strong woman. So I can only imagine what the system has done to those people. … Hopefully my story will make an impact and make some changes in the corrupt system.”
Spears’ case has introduced worldwide consideration to conservatorships, typically utilized by members of the family to adults with psychological sickness, mental incapacity or cognitive impairments akin to dementia.
An estimated 1.three million adults within the U.S. are managed by guardians or conservatorships in a system that advocates have described as ripe for abuse and monetary exploitation.
Spears hinted in her caption that she could also be up for considered one of Oprah Winfrey’s basic, intimate interviews.
Representatives of the speak present host didn’t instantly return requests for remark.
As for her supporters within the Free Britney motion, “you guys rock,” Spears mentioned, thanking them for bringing public consciousness to her scenario.
“I honestly think you guys saved my life,” she mentioned.
Spears was positioned underneath the conservatorship following a sequence of psychological well being crises within the mid-2000s, which included two involuntary hospitalizations. She was silent for years in regards to the association, which was largely managed by her father, Jamie Spears.
However, following vocal protest from the #FreeBritney social media motion, a New York Times documentary and a extremely publicized sequence of court docket proceedings this 12 months, Spears revealed she was deeply sad along with her remedy, detailed the disturbing lack of management she had over her personal physique, life and funds, and sought to be launched from it.