Every time Britney Spears Has Inspired Us To Be Positive #FreeBritney
Britney Spears, the thirty-eight-year-old superstar, has attracted the spotlight in the media with a movement orchestrated by her fans named #FreeBritney. In 2008 Britney was issued a conservatorship resulting in her losing independent control over various aspects of her life including financial and personal matters. As such a strong role model with a down-to-earth demeanor and ability to find light in the darkest of times, her fans have been eager to give something back to their idol, standing in solidarity as they fight for the freedom she deserves.
Britney captured our hearts back in the late ’90s with her iconic first single ‘...Baby One More Time’, and her stardom rocketed from there. An icon of our generation, Britney has won a variety of awards for her timeless hits including the ‘best song of the decade 2000s’ which she received in 2018 for the incredibly catchy ‘Toxic’. A pop success, her hits will always be the ones we cannot help but sing along to!
Britney Spears... Baby One More Time from Britney Spears Youtube Channel
A worldwide success from such a young age, we can only imagine the pressure that has accompanied Britney’s fame and we credit her for the strength of character she has shown throughout her career. There has been media coverage surrounding Britney’s mental health and her personal battle through these difficult times. In 2008 when her struggle was at its peak, the conservatorship was put in place. As a Superstar with driving ambition, as shown by her many well- deserved number one singles, fans have been stricken to see Britney in this position for so long.
Although fans have been fearing for the welfare of the star, Britney seeks to calm their concerns with her Instagram page that glows with positivity. Sharing videos of herself dancing to her favourite songs by Rihanna, Beyoncé, Otis Redding, and many more, we see a true talent sharing what she does best; performing. Sometimes filming herself without makeup or even brushed hair, we are refreshed to see her social media account which is incredibly relatable and genuine.
Britney not only hopes to achieve personal growth but seeks to inspire that contagious touch of optimism. Alongside a quote inspiring courage, the singer honestly states: “I get how some people might not like my posts or even understand them, but this is me being happy...this is me being authentic and as real as it gets!!!!! I want to inspire people to do the same and just be themselves without pleasing others...that’s the key to happiness!!!!”
We are so pleased to see Britney placing her mental wellbeing as a priority, as she shares a serene video of herself doing yoga on the beach. Again, Britney brings her attention to helping others with the caption “we as people are all filled with so much anxiety...taking a moment to breathe truly helps...just know we are all in this together!!!!” She also regularly shares pictures of beautiful flowers with heartfelt captions, inspiring us all to find love and meaning in life. We salute Britney for channeling such a positive outlook in her difficult circumstances.
The conservatorship may limit her personal independence, but it has not impeded her strength from within: the place that holds the true “key” to happiness. Strong, resilient, and most importantly true to herself, we can see why the #FreeBritney movement has gained such support. According to metro, over 134,000 people have signed the accompanying online petition, highlighting just how much she is admired. Truly deserving we wish Britney best wishes and luck for the future.
Words by Brooke Savino Graphics by Clare Stephenson