Serena Williams Steps Out of Her Comfort Zone for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Serena Williams is more than just a wickedly fierce tennis player, she’s also an incredible singer.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Williams posted a very intimate, and topless, video of herself singing The Divinyls  “I Touch Myself.” She’s stepped out of her comfort zone to bring attention to a topic that’s not spoken about enough. In her Instagram post, she wrote, “This Breast Cancer Awareness Month I’ve recorded a version of The Divinyls global hit ‘I Touch Myself’ to remind women to self-check regularly. Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to do it because it’s an issue that affects all women of all colors, all around the world. Early detection is key – it saves so many lives. I just hope this helps to remind women of that.”

 

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This Breast Cancer Awareness Month I’ve recorded a version of The Divinyls global hit “I Touch Myself” to remind women to self-check regularly. _ Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to do it because it’s an issue that affects all women of all colors, all around the world. Early detection is key – it saves so many lives. I just hope this helps to remind women of that. _ The music video is part of the I Touch Myself Project which was created in honor of celebrated diva, Chrissy Amphlett, who passed away from breast cancer, and who gave us her hit song to remind women to put their health first. The project is proudly supported by @BerleiAus for Breast Cancer Network Australia. _ Visit the link in my bio to find out more. #ITouchMyselfProject #BerleiAus #BCNA #DoItForYourself

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The I Touch Myself Project launched in 2014 in partnership with Berlei, a bra manufacturer, and was inspired by Chrissy Amphlett, who died in 2013 after a long battle with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.

According to the I Touch Myself Project, 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Williams expresses the urgency in early detection and the necessity for regular self-examination. It’s inspiring to see Williams using her platform to discuss stigmatic topics like breast cancer. To learn more about the I Touch Myself Project, and to see how you can help promote Breast Cancer Awareness, visit their website. Watch the full video down below.