Speaking with The Sunday Times this week, the Canadian country icon shared the lengths she went to in order to avoid sexual abuse from her stepfather.
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“I hid myself and I would flatten my boobs,” the 57-year-old recalled. “I would wear bras that were too small for me, and I’d wear two, play it down until there was nothing girl about me. Make it easier to go unnoticed. Because, oh my gosh, it was terrible — you didn’t want to be a girl in my house.”
At 22, Twain’s stepfather and mother died in a car accident, leaving her to take care of her siblings while pursuing a career in music.
“Then you go into society and you’re a girl and