On her Instagram, Britney Spears posted the letter she received in December 2021, signed by Congress members Charlie Crist and Eric Swalwell, inviting her to Congress to share her story in her own words. But it’s the caption that really has us in tears.
Saying she was “immediately flattered,” but wasn’t yet at the “healing stage” she is now, Spears emphasized how much it meant to her that her story was even acknowledged. “Because of the letter, I felt heard and like I mattered for the first time in my life,” she wrote. “In a world where your own family goes against you, it’s actually hard to find people that get it and show empathy.” Spears also said that she isn’t trying to play the victim — “although I’m the first to admit I’m pretty messed up by it all” — she just wants to empower others who are in vulnerable positions as she was.
Who knows? Maybe this means she’ll speak her truth on the Congress floor one of these days after all.