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I Hid My Boobs To Avoid Being Sexually Molested By My Stepfather – Shania Twain

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December 06, (THEWILL) – Canadian singer, Shania Twain, has opened up about her childhood trauma and how it has affected her personality.

The singer spoke about the abuses she suffered while growing up in an interview with The Sunday Time.

According to the 57-year-old singer, she suffered sexual and physical abuse at the hands of her stepfather, Jerry Twain, while growing up.

She added that she tried to change the way she looked as a means of coping with the abuse.

“I hid myself and I would flatten my boobs.

“I would wear bras that were too small for me, and I’d wear two, play it down until there was nothing girl about me.

“Make it easier to go unnoticed. Because, oh my gosh, it was terrible. You didn’t want to be a girl in my house”, she revealed.

At 22, as the second-oldest of five living in poverty in remote Timmons, Ontario, she had to come to terms with her sexuality after her stepfather and mother died in a car accident.

She became responsible for her siblings and helped to raise them. Twain had to embark on a career in music and was singing at a nearby resort. But she faced the same challenge in the society too.

“Then, you go into society and you’re a girl and you’re getting the normal other unpleasant stuff too, and that reinforces it.

“So then you think, oh, I guess it’s just shitty to be a girl. Oh, it’s so shitty to have boobs. I was ashamed of being a girl.”

She continued, “All of a sudden, it was like, well, what’s your problem? You know, you’re a woman and you have this beautiful body? What was so natural for other people was so scary for me.

“I felt exploited, but I didn’t have a choice. I had to play the glamorous singer, had to wear my femininity more openly or more freely. And work out how I’m not gonna get groped, or raped by someone’s eyes, you know, and feel so degraded.”

Twain was able to come up with a means to overcome her fear. She became successful and signed to a label in Nashville where she met her producer and first husband, Robert Mutt Lange.

“By the time I had my record contracts, I was the kind of woman that when I walk in the room, ‘it’s like, don’t even get any closer.’

“It was clear in my body language. And I think maybe what young girls can learn too is to exude that confidence”, she stated.