"Stephanie Marcellé raises awareness about sexual assault through music. As a gumbo of Taylor Swift and FKA Twigs, she sings, raps, plays, writes and produces pop with folk music from around the world. Although her songs are primarily in English, she loves to incorporate other languages with vivid imagery, vulnerability, and humor. This stems from her parents: her mother (Lynette Boyd) is a New Orleans native who is mixed with various ethnicities and her father (Steven Boyd) was a Jazz musician who blended genres into a successful career.
As a sexual assault survivor, Stephanie Marcellé uses music to help survivors heal. She began to do this at Loyola University New Orleans where she graduated from its popular and commercial music program in 2018. Combining therapeutic music with down-to-earth activism, she organized and headlined a benefit concert for Louisiana’s Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center (STAR) in 2018. To supplement her performances at local venues, including the House of Blues, she also birthed stopsexualassault.org with her mother in 2015, gave the keynote speech at New Orleans’ Take Back the Night March Against Sexual Violence in 2018, educated students as a panelist at the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA) Prevention Conference in 2019, and raised awareness through news publications.
In 2021, Stephanie Marcellé began releasing HUMAN one song a month. HUMAN is her debut album, introducing her to the world by explaining how she healed from her sexual assault. Its first seven songs received praise from Fox, Offbeat Magazine, My Spilt Milk, and more. Fans loved its "experimental pop vibes", "cinematic songwriting", and "passionate singing." At the end of 2021, she planned to donate 20 percent of her profit from HUMAN to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN). She planned to do this in honor of the 1 in 5 women who are sexually assaulted in college. However, after Hurricane Ida took her home, Stephanie Marcellé postponed the release of HUMAN's seven remaining songs. Her entire album, which is linked to stopsexualassault.org, will be released at a later date.
To stream and download the first half of HUMAN, please visit stopsexualassault.org/music. You can also get updates about HUMAN by signing up for emails and following Stephanie Marcellé on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat @musicbymarcelle."
After graduating from Xavier University of Louisiana with a master's degree in counseling, my mom spent years helping children, teen and adult survivors of abuse, human trafficking, poverty, and homelessness. Now, she manages stopsexualassault.org with me.
MissioN & Values
We provide EDUCATION about sexual assault and its related issues, leading people to understand, respect, and support
We give SUPPORT to student survivors and their parents/guardians, helping them to navigate the aftermath of abuse, fight for justice, and recover.
We fight for PREVENTION of abuse at colleges, universities, and secondary schools, advancing safety, care, and protection for all students.
We provide stopsexualassault.org through my company: Boyd Where Prohibited, LLC. Through this website, we provide free information with links to resources, free streaming of my music, and purchasable downloads of my music. Although my mother is a mental health professional, we do not provide therapy at this time or give advice to anyone for their specific situation. If you need therapy or advice, please contact one of the Crisis Hotlines or refer to one of the other resources listed on this website.
I perform, though, and we speak and write about our experiences! If you would like to book me or my mother, please Contact us.
(15) The Feminist Forum - Outstanding Feminist Alumni, 05/2019
(17) nola.com - Take Back the Night march 2018: photos, 10/2018
(18) Loyola University New Orleans - Loyola University New Orleans Hosts 27th Annual Take Back the Night March, 10/2018
(19) The Maroon - Opinion: An invitation to Take Back the Night, 10/2018