Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney Spears' sister, revealed earlier this month that the proceeds from her upcoming memoir, "Things I Should Have Said," will be donated to a mental health non-profit organization called "This Is My Brave."
Jamie wrote in her post that she chose the organization, This Is My Brave to donate her proceedings, "because I know how scary it can be to share personal struggles, especially if you don't feel you have the support or a safe space to do so, and they are doing amazing work to support and encourage people as they bravely share their experiences," and that "they are doing amazing work to support and encourage people as they bravely share their experiences."
"I've spent my entire life believing that I had to pretend to be perfect, even when I wasn't," the Zoey 101 alum said. "For the first time, I'm opening up about my mental health, because this process forced me to be painfully honest with myself, and face a lot of hard things that I normally would have just glossed over like I was taught to," she added.
Now comes word that the actress' donation for the non-profit organization "This Is My Brave", has been publicly denied, following backlash from #FreeBritney supporters who feel that Britney Spears' younger sister was complicit in the singer's 13-year conservatorship.
This Is My Brave is a non-profit organization that works to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and addiction. The organization will not be accepting any donations from the actress according to the organization's social media posts. They wrote, "We hear you. This Is My Brave was recently recommended being a beneficiary organization for the proceeds from Jamie Lynn Spears' upcoming book. We have made the decision to decline the offer of receiving proceeds from the book sales." A lot of people have appreciated the organization for this step.
Although Britney's younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, has denied all allegations that she benefited from her sister's conservatorship, a # FreeBritney activist believes she did not help Britney get out of the conservatorship.
According to reports, Jamie Lynn Spears felt blindsided and was caught off guard after the organization declined the promised donation. The source reported, "Jamie Lynn was totally blindsided by them publicly walking away. The organization was recommended and vetted and knew we were donating, but they've been overwhelmed. Unfortunately, with them backing out, they are essentially saying that one person's mental health struggles are more valid and important than another. They took a clear stand on whose story they thought had more value to them. It seems their actions don't align with their mission of supporting all voices."
Jamie Lynn Spears reacted to charges made by Britney's fans and activists that she was not supporting her sister's conservatorship case against their father in a recent post. Which the actress alluded to, "I've made a very conscious choice in my life to only participate in her life as her sister, as an aunt to those boys. Maybe I didn't support [her the way] the public would like me to with the hashtag on a public platform, but I can assure you that I supported my sister long before there was a hashtag, and I'll support her long after."
Jamie’s desire to help a mental health organization comes after she opened up about her mental health. She said about her memoir, "gave me closure on this '30 year long' chapter of my life, and hopefully helps anyone else out there who forgot their worth, lost their voice, or is trying to break an unhealthy cycle in their life."
Jamie Lynn, according to an insider, has also been subjected to abuse in her life, which many people fail to notice or comprehend. Jamie Lynn is 'upset' for her sister Britney Spears, but she has had her problems. "She can't escape the fact that she is Britney's younger sister. Her life is primarily discussed in terms of her family, even though she has struggled with mental health concerns for the larger part of her life. This only adds to her pain by implying that her tale doesn't matter", the source added.
Britney Spears has blamed her family for her 13-year conservatorship, during which her father was in charge of her personal and financial matters. The singer, who is 39 years old, informed the judges, "I would honestly like to sue my family, to be totally honest with you. I also would like to be able to share my story with the world, and what they did to me, instead of it being a hush-hush secret to benefit all of them." The singer has also expressed her anxiety about making mistakes now that her conservatory may be coming to an end. She claimed that she had been promised for years that if she was successful, she would be granted her freedom back, but that this never happened.
"Lord have mercy on my family’s souls if I ever do an interview," the singer added in her post. Britney is engaged to Iranian-born actor-mode Sam Asghari who according to the singer has encouraged her to think about performing again for her fans. A source explained that the model actor has been a great influence on the singer from encouraging her to perform again to keeping her focus on her goal, Sam helps Britney to stay healthy. "When Sam is around, Britney's days are very focused. Sam is very disciplined about working out and eating healthy. When she is alone, it's hard for her to motivate herself", added the source.
The book's controversy comes at a critical time for the Spears family. Jamie Spears was suspended as Britney's estate conservator in September, and a judge will rule whether Britney should be removed from her conservatorship on November 12, 2021.
Jamie has a 13-year-old daughter, Maddie, with ex-husband Casey Aldridge, and a 3-year-old daughter, Ivey Joan, with her husband, Jamie Watson. The book "Things I Should Have Said" will be released on 18th January 2022.