Shania Twain recalls how past traumas influenced her music

Shania Twain turned her insecurities into blockbuster tracks

Shania Twain has looked back on some traumatic life experiences that eventually inspired her career’s greatest hits.

She recalled leading a poor life in Canada with four siblings, the violence in her late parents’ marriage, and being s*xually abused by her own father Jerry Twain.

In a recent Sunday Times interview, the vocalist said, “One thing I avoided the most in my life was becoming my mother or being in her situation. I had to break that cycle.”

“When people hear Black Eyes, Blue Tears, they may not think I lived that. That song was me saying, ‘I have waited too long to feel good about being a woman,’ ” she added.

Going on, Shania Twain pointed of being a “late bloomer,” who felt insecure in her own skin and had quite a hard time accepting herself.

“My brain said, ‘I don’t really care what I am,’ but my body got in the way — the female got in the way. I’ve got curves so I had to set boundaries/guards very young,” she continued.

The singer recalled, “I missed out on the joy of being a female. Never went to the beach in a bathing suit. I knew that boys were going to take advantage of me.”

But, eventually, she did drift out of these difficulties, rising above her self-doubts to become a rock star of a musician.

“I became tired acting like I’m not a female with curves, so I wrote Man! I Feel Like a Woman!. You just have to stop picking away at the things you can’t change,” Shania Twain concluded.