Shocking testimony from Britney Spears herself exposes the absolute nightmare she’s been living for 13 years.

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In a recent revelation yesterday, Britney Spears returned to court to fight her conservatorship, and a portion of her testimony has been made public.

The details of what she shared with the judge are truly chilling.

Most notably, despite the number of times in this past year that Britney’s social media page assured that she was okay, Britney Spears herself stated that was all a lie.

Britney Spears is miserable, she is traumatized, her mental health is in a devastating place, and she wants out of this conservatorship once and for all.

To truly understand what this reversal means, you must first hear from the community most harmed by this verdict.

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I was spending the evening at my parent's when I heard the news.

I got the article notification on my phone, stunned, and turned to my parents and said,

“Bill Cosby got released?”

They replied, “Yup.”

For a lot of the world, Bill Cosby’s release was certainly a shock. But for most everyone, then use was just a yep situation. It is what it is, it’s confusing and shocking, but it’s just ‘yup’.

But for survivors of sexual assault like me, who live with the traumatic aftermath of a horrific violation like rape, the situation is not just ‘yup’ for…

In fact, it deepens an already harmful stigma towards a completely natural bodily function for 50% of the world’s population.

This man invested $30,000 dollars into the Pinky Glove company. This is his face of PURE DISGUST as he imagines menstruation. (Screenshot from episode)

It’s alright, I can already feel your eyes rolling to the back of your head as you read the title of this piece.

Because, let’s be honest, the last thing we need is for individuals who do not experience menstruation to create products meant to ‘help’ those of us who do.

I'm having horrific flashbacks of rooms full of old white men deciding what women can and cannot do with their bodies, all while having absolutely zero idea about how female biology works, and where all our reproductive parts are.

Well, that’s exactly what happened on the German equivalent TV…

It’s a more serious problem than we give it credit for.

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The National Center for Educational Statistics released statistics in 2019 that stated 20.2% of students reported being bullied.

Male students reported higher levels of bullying than females in general, and 41% of said students reported that they felt bullying would happen again for them. That same 1/5 students expressed that they were predominantly cyberbullied.

These are statistics I can entirely relate to, because I was also bullied in my tweens.

My school years were an incredibly hard time for me. I was what you can classify as a pretty quirky girl. Hell, I’m still quirky, but these days I can…

Thankfully, I was still compensated for my emotional distress (and embarrassment).

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Buses are an integral and important form of transportation in our society. From safely transporting children to school, to getting patrons to their place of employment, just about everyone has taken a bust at some point in their lives.

Statistics show that on an annual basis in the US, 360 million people will ride a bus for some reason or another. Among those numbers, it is estimated that 14,000 injuries are experienced on buses every year, with around 11 children dying on school buses every year.

And yet, despite these above numbers, many studies have found that you are actually…

If you do it, I’m calling you out right now.

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When we see that over 1.6 million car crashes are a result of texting and driving annually, we can’t brush such a statistic under the rug anymore. That is a massive number of accidents.

And keep in mind, this is not the number for how many people text and drive, but rather the one that resulted in crashes.

The number of individuals who actually partake in this dangerous activity would be significantly higher. Stats show that 1/4 car accidents per year result from driving and texting, which seems ludicrous because such accidents could be so easily avoidable.

It’s an even…

I will never go back to how I looked at the time of the abuse.

Statistically, 1/5 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. On top of that, 1/4 college women will be sexually assaulted on campus.

With numbers like this, we can see that there is a very serious problem that is just not talked about enough.

As a survivor of sexual assault myself diagnosed with PTSD, the realities that come along with living with trauma as a result of a violating event are a challenge to navigate.

With that said, in online communities committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault, there is a trend among survivors that is rarely talked about: many…

And it’s absolutely a gendered issue.

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As the world is opening back up, many are preparing for travel in the near future. Plenty of travel we can expect will include flying on airplanes.

That said, we’re seeing a disheartening trend as planes continue to be reworked over and over to accommodate more passengers, and thus create more income potential, while reducing space and comfort for passengers.

A study has found, through experiments of seating all women versus all men in airplane seating, that the lowest rate of comfort and accommodation existed when all women were seated.

This statistic is a startling reminder that the trauma suffered by survivors does not receive the attention it deserves.

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As a sexual assault survivor myself, this statistic really hits home. In particular as I have also been diagnosed with PTSD due to the assault I suffered.

49% of sexual assault survivors will develop PTSD due to their assault.

I shouldn’t be surprised that I myself developed PTSD following my assault, considering that the statistics weren’t exactly in my favor.

And just to…

And why there’s no better time than now to make the shift.

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In a survey conducted by the University of Pheonix Business School, it was found that 73% of US workers in their 30s reported wishing that they could make a dramatic career change. That percentage has grown by 10% from results drawn from the same survey in 2013, where the reported number was 64%.

And I can’t say I’m exactly surprised by these numbers.

The longer I’m in the workforce the more I realize just how precious our creative and passionate energy is. And how important it is for us to safeguard it.

Not long ago, I found myself at the…

Gillian Sisley

Online solopreneur. Tea drinker. Committed optimist. I write about womanhood, writing & entrepreneurship. Never miss a single beat 👉

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