Britney Spears has detailed how she wants to move forward now that she’s been freed from her conservatorship.

The pop singer posted a short clip Tuesday to Twitter in which she said that the restraints of her legal agreement had been dissolved. She had lived under it for 13 years.

She said she wanted her story to make a difference for people like her who are suffering under a “corrupt system” and thanked followers of the Free Britney movement for fighting for her freedom when “my voice was muted and threatened for so long.”

“I’m just grateful honestly for each day, and being able to have the keys to my car and being able to be independent, and feel like a woman, and owning an ATM card, seeing cash for the first time, being able to buy candles,” the singer, who turns 40 on Dec. 2, said.

“I’m not here to be a victim. … I’m here to be an advocate for people with real disabilities and real illnesses,” she added. “I’m a very strong woman. It’s hard to imagine the suffering of those individuals. … Hopefully my story will make an impact and make some changes in the corrupt system.”

Spears’ case has brought international attention to conservatorships, often applied by family members to adults with mental illness, intellectual disability or cognitive impairments such as dementia.

The following are some examples estimated 1.3 million adultsGuardianships or conservatorships are in place in the United States. This system is described by advocates as being ripe to abuse financial exploitation.

Spears hinted in her caption that she may be up for one of Oprah Winfrey’s classic, intimate interviews.

Reps for the host of the talk-show did not respond to requests for comment immediately.

As for her supporters in the Free Britney movement, “you guys rock,” Spears said, thanking them for bringing public awareness to her situation.

“I honestly think you guys saved my life,” she said.

After a string of mental health problems in the 2000s that included two involuntary hospitalizations, Spears was put under conservatorship. Jamie Spears, her father, kept Spears silent about this arrangement for many years.

Spears was forced to resign after protests from #FreeBritney, the social media campaign for #FreeBritney, and an extensive series of highly publicized court proceedings in this year’s New York Times. revealed she was deeply unhappyHer treatment was detailed in the disturbing lack of controlShe had control over her body, finances and life, and wanted to get out of it.


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