It’s a powerful message about reclaiming her body as well as coming to terms with what happened to her and moving on to forgiveness.
In her new single “Steel Here,” Tisha Campbell-Martin sings about resiliency and about the burden of her abuse.
Recently, Campbell-Martin revealed that she was raped when she was only three-years-old and that the experience had weighed heavily on her heart and mind for her entire life. But she said that she had received an apology letter from her rapist, and she went on to say that the letter had helped her to move on and to forgive her rapist.
The letter read, in part: “Dear Beloved Tisha, 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…”
In the music video for “Steel Here,” Campbell-Martin wears that part of the letter written across her chest in a display not only of the past but of her present and her ability to move on and to forgive.
“The writing on my body and the man writing the letter reps the actual words of an apology letter I recently received from the person who violated me when I was 3 yrs old. By blessing me with the apology letter he allotted me the ability to be free and to forgive,” she explained in a post on social media.