Britney Spears detailed how she wants to move forward now that she has been released from her custody.
In a two-minute clip posted on Twitter on Tuesday, the pop star said she enjoys small liberties as the restrictive legal arrangement was dissolved on Friday. It controlled her life for over 13 years.
She said she wanted her story to make a difference for people like her who suffer under a “corrupt system” and thanked followers of the Free Britney movement for fighting for her freedom when “my voice has been silenced and threatened for so long.”
“I’m just grateful honestly for every day, and being able to have the keys to my car and be able to be independent, and feel like a woman, and own an ATM card, see money for the first time, be able to do. buy candles, ”said the singer, who turns 40 on Dec. 2.
“I’m not here to be a victim. … I am here to be an activist for people with real disabilities and real illnesses, ”she added. “I am a very strong woman. So I can only imagine what the system did to those people. … Hopefully my story will have an impact and make some changes in the corrupt system. “
Spears’ case has brought international attention to conservation, often applied by family members to adults with mental illness, intellectual disability or cognitive impairments such as dementia.
About 1.3 million adults in the United States are controlled by guards or conservatorships in a system that advocates have described as ripe for abuse and financial exploitation.
Spears suggested in her caption that she may be ready for one of Oprah Winfrey’s classic intimate interviews.
Representatives of the interview show host did not immediately return requests for comment.
As for her supporters in the Free Britney movement, “you are shaking,” Spears said, thanking them for raising public awareness of her situation.
“I honestly think you saved my life,” she said.
Lances were put under conservation following a series of mental health crises in the mid-2000s, which included two involuntary hospitalizations. She was silent for years about the arrangement, which was largely overseen by her father, Jamie Spears.
However, after a vocal protest from the social media movement #FreeBritney, a New York Times documentary and a widely publicized series of court proceedings this year, Spears revealed that she is deeply unhappy about her treatment, detailing the alarming lack of control she has. she had over her own. body, life and finances, and sought to be freed from it.