Shania Twain isn’t afraid to break barriers when it comes to music and sex. In fact, the 57-year-old musician paved the way for pop-country music back in the ’90s and led the way for female artists to gain control in a male-dominated industry.
Now, the star is breaking boundaries when it comes to her changing body. In his new album cover art My queen which drops on February 3, the 57-year-old lets it all hang out. Yes, the “Queen of Country Pop” is embracing her “menopausal body” and hopes to inspire other women to do the same.
in a recent interview with THE PEOPLE, Twain shared how she was “ashamed” of her new body. However, she hasn’t always had a positive body image. When the musician was a teenager, she did everything she could to hide her body because she “didn’t feel good about becoming a woman.”
Although Twain was very self-conscious about her body during her teenage years, she was able to come out of her shell when she filmed her first music video, “What Made You Say That.” The musician refused to wear a bra and even showed his midriff. It was a look that caused a stir in country music and helped Twain become famous.
Confident and comfortable in her menopausal body
But as the biggest-selling female artist in country music history entered middle age, she felt she was “regressing.” Luckily, she quickly embraced menopause and decided to celebrate her changing body. As Twain said, “I was so unashamed of my new body, you know, as a woman well into my menopause. I’m not even emotional about it. I just feel good about it. It’s really liberating.”
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One way Twain is sharing her body positivity with the world is through her new album cover. As the award-winning musician explained, “This is me expressing my truth. I’m comfortable in my own skin, and this is how I share that confidence.”
While the musician celebrates her body, she hopes other women will too. “Other women who are aging, or any woman, even if you’re 12 and developing, you shouldn’t feel like you have to hide behind your fear or your self-conscious shield,” she observed. “But you have to do it in your own sense of what’s right and good and safe for you and your own well-being.”
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