Britney Spears is taking fans with her ‘on this journey of healing’ after years of being silent, says ‘Free Britney’ organizer

By Becca Longmire.

Britney Spears has had quite the year.

It’s been over 12 months since it was announced Spears’ conservatorship ended after nearly 14 years on November 12, 2021, and ET Canada has been here to break down some of the highs and lows since the incredible news broke. been revealed.

We spoke to Free Britney Los Angeles co-director and FreeBritney.Army website manager Leanne Simmons about how Spears can finally be herself, especially online.

When asked if she thought the rumors that someone else was taking care of her social media accounts before, and if she was really the one posting those messages now, were true, Simmons shared « I can’t speak to specifics, but I will say that I wholeheartedly believe that Britney is sharing her heart with us these days via social media.

« I think it’s really very inspiring and I feel empowered by her resilience and the way she shares with the public.

« I have goosebumps…the way she takes us on this healing journey, » she added.

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Simmons continued, « For the first time in over a decade, you know, at 13, almost 14, she’s able to say, ‘This is how I feel. That’s how I felt when it happened. And it wasn’t right, and it hurts.

The human rights activist insisted she thought it was Spears who was trying to remind people that it was okay to talk about things like this and speak for yourself.

Simmons said if Spears wasn’t able to say certain things before, but now she is: « It’s my personal feeling and it always has been, that Britney was silenced during the conservatorship, that she had very specific things she was allowed to talk about and other things she couldn’t talk about, one of them being guardianship.

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Therefore, Simmons and the crew at Free Britney felt they had to be her voice, and their movement ended up being strong enough that Spears found that voice again in the end.

Simmons said, « She doesn’t need anyone to speak for her now. »

And Simmons’ work for the cause doesn’t stop there, with her ever since realizing that « conservation abuse is way bigger than Britney, » so she made it her goal to fight for those who don’t necessarily have a huge army of fans. behind them to help them.

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