Serena Williams recently stirred up controversy among her social media followers when she shared a topless video. The video features a topless Serena singing “I Touch Myself” by the Divinyls.
The video is part of a campaign by Berlei to raise awareness about breast cancer. Serena 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.”
Alongside the stunning video, Serena shared a personal note: “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.”
Doing regular self-checks can help women detect breast abnormalities, which can help doctors with early detection.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 200,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women every year. Some breast cancer survivors saw Serena’s post and were absolutely moved by it.
One woman wrote: “This is so beautiful and gets the message across perfectly. I am a 3 time breast cancer survivor, first diagnosed at 24, but thanks to my doctors, nurse, the rest of the medical team and the Canadian medical system I am not only still here but I am thriving and not bankrupt. You are doing a great service to all women with this. Thank you.”
Another commenter said: “My mom is a 2 time breast cancer survivor. Thank you for spreading awareness. I have to go for screenings every 6 months. Mammogram in the fall, MRI in the spring. Self-checks are very important!”
Watch the clip below to see Serena’s incredible video.
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