Tisha Campbell-Martin Addresses Past Sexual Abuse in Powerful 'Steel Here' Video
Tisha Campbell-Martin’s music has taken a backseat over the last two decades, but only because the actress/singer has been busy starring in multiple television series and films.
Now, Campbell-Martin is venturing back into music with her new song “Steel Here,” which tackles her past demons. The music video for the song features Campbell-Martin showcasing a range of emotions including despair, strength and confidence.
Campbell-Martin has previously revealed that she was sexually abused when she was just three-years-old. Many of the themes within the song and video for “Steel Here” are influenced by the event and the singer’s insistence that, despite her past, she’s “still here.”
On Twitter, Campbell-Martin explained the symbolism in the video, revealing the video features the apology letter she received from the person who "violated" her.
@TishaCampblMrtn my favorite scene in the video is u in the black dress and the words on you! What does that scene represent?— SAMMIE THE MONSTER (@theartofpsycho) September 22, 2015
@theartofpsycho the writing on my body and the man writing the letter reps the actual words of an apology letter I recently received...— Tisha4real (@TishaCampblMrtn) September 22, 2015
@theartofpsycho ...low self esteem, self-deprecation or any negative emotion) being released and the freedom from it. The writing...— Tisha4real (@TishaCampblMrtn) September 22, 2015
@theartofpsycho ... From the person who violated me when I was 3 yrs old. By blessing me w the apology letter he allotted me the ability...— Tisha4real (@TishaCampblMrtn) September 22, 2015