Christina Aguilera has overcome domestic violence in her younger days and has partnered with HopeLine, which is a prevention and awareness resource for victims.
She recently opened up about her experience with violence in her home at the hands of her father. She said, “It’s a subject that really hits home with me because I’ve always been pretty vocal and open about my own experiences in witnessing domestic violence in the home and neighboring homes around me, so it was something that was pretty constant in my younger upbringing. It is a hush, hush subject. Not everybody likes to wear it on their sleeve and talk about it. It makes people uncomfortable and there’s a lot of shame around it. But that’s why for me, it’s so important for me to speak my truth and helping others to find theirs and to find their own hope in a hopeless situation.”
She also said that when she started her own family, she wanted to make sure that her kids didn’t have to suffer like she and her mother had. She said, “I definitely knew when I was going into making the decision to have children of my own, that I definitely would do my very best to make sure their environment was safe, that they were emotionally safe and secure, because those were the things that I didn’t have growing up.”
She went on to say, “In turn, that’s why I found music to definitely be my form of release and my outlet and therapeutic at times for me. Hopefully I’ll instill a love of music in them in a joyful sense rather than having them need it as an escape. But I honestly believe that it’s good to be truthful with your children, I think there’s an appropriate time and place and way to talk about it.”
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