Shania Twain is embracing her menopausal body and being naked at 57 - 'I'm not going to be shy about it'

Shania Twain is embracing her menopausal body as the star explains, 'I'm feeling more comfortable in my own skin than I've ever felt before'

Shania Twain is embracing her menopausal body as the star explains, 'I'm feeling more comfortable in my own skin than I've ever felt before'
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Shania Twain is embracing her menopausal body as she has learned to once again love her figure and reclaim the self-confidence she lost in the past.

In an interview with People (opens in new tab), Shania Twain opened up about her struggles with body confidence. The star revealed that although she has struggled with body confidence in the past, now,  she has never been as confident. The star then explained that it is this self-love that has encouraged her to go nude for the album art for the latest single.

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"I'm feeling more comfortable in my own skin than I've ever felt before and I'm somebody that went from never wearing a bathing suit at the beach as a teenager because I was way too self-conscious, you know my father made me feel self-conscious, it was almost dirty to wear shorts or not be entirely covered up."

The star then revealed the extreme lengths she went to in order to avoid abuse from her father. "As my body was maturing and I was becoming a teenager, all of a sudden I was getting real curves. So when that started happening, I started strapping myself down," she said.

Shania Twain previously said the abuse made her ‘ashamed’ and further explained that she would flatten her breasts to make them smaller. In the interview with People, the country singer reiterated this. "I was wearing two bras, I was wearing tight tights, spandex things under my sweatshirt that were way oversized, I was dressing like a boy, I was self-conscious. I didn't feel good about becoming a woman, I was embarrassed by it. I was hiding my curves, I was rejecting it," Shania said.

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Speaking about how she has moved on from this traumatizing time, the singer said, "I am embracing my body as it changes, as I should have from my childhood to my teens. As I should be from my taut 20 and 30-year-old self to my menopausal body."

"I'm not going to be shy about it. I wanna be courageous about it and I wanna share that courage in the artwork that I am directing. This is me expressing my truth. I am feeling comfortable in my own skin and this is the way I am sharing that confidence," she added.

The singer then advocated for other women to embrace their nudity. "Honestly, I can't even tell you how good it felt to do nude shooting. I was just so unashamed of my new body, you know as a woman that is well into my menopause."

The star explained that all of this is in an attempt to encourage self-love in other women. "If I'm saying to people, I'm comfortable in my own skin, I'm Queen of me. Then I have to express that in the music and in the art, and I'm finding it very fulfilling," she said.

The star has been going through a resurgence in popularity, which some have called a renaissance. This has been fuelled in part by a Shania Twain documentary on Netflix titled Not Just a Girl

In this documentary, Shania Twain revealed the condition that nearly ended her career as she opened up about her struggles with Lyme disease. The star explained how this set her career back, but now her work is speaking for itself as she rises in popularity and prominence with her brand new album.

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