It’s been 20 years since actress and singer Tisha Campbell-Martin released a solo single but her latest single “Steel Here” is her most moving song yet.
Last year the former costar of Martin revealed that she had be sexually assaulted when she was only three years old. On Twitter, Campbell-Martin explained the symbolism in her music video. She wrote that video represents “a purging of anger, grudge, pain, low self esteem, self-deprecation or any negative emotion.” She then goes on and says that she has received a written letter apology from her attacker. The singer wears the apology across her chest during one scene in the video.
“Dear Beloved Tisha,” read the words written across her chest and shoulders. “This apology has been in my heart and on my mind for decades. For decades there has been a grieving pain within me coupled with an unending shame for my past behavior.”
The song and video show’s resilience and the power of forgiveness. Instead of feeling shackled by the terrible act that happened during her childhood, the actress decides to break free and hopefully this can inspire others who have dealt with this issue to do the same.
Check out the inspiring video below.
Photo credit(s): Entertainment Weekly, Billboard