"Rooted in New Orleans, Stephanie Marcellé embodies the human race. She is influenced by Beyoncé and Jhené Aiko— singing, rapping, playing, writing and producing contemporary R&B with sounds 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 black woman 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 other survivors of abuse heal into whole people. 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 blood-rushing performances, 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 planted awareness through news publications.
Throughout 2021, Stephanie Marcellé is releasing HUMAN one song a month. HUMAN is her debut album, introducing her to the world by explaining how she healed into a whole person. Every week on stopsexualassault.org, she will cheerfully provide information, resources, and survivor stories in relation to each song. At the end of 2021, she will donate 20 percent of her profit from HUMAN to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), honoring the 1 in 5 college women who experience sexual assault as students.
To stream and download HUMAN, look for its singles on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and other platforms. You can get a behind the scenes look at HUMAN by signing up for emails, and Stephanie Marcellé is 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, when she is not raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and helping those with it in the African American, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ communities, she manages stopsexualassault.org with me.
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We provide stopsexualassault.org through my company: Boyd Where Prohibited, LLC. 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.
(1) The Feminist Forum - Outstanding Feminist Alumni, 05/2019
(2) WDSU News - Hundreds come out for the 27th Take Back the Night event in New Orleans, 10/2018
(3) nola.com - Take Back the Night march 2018: photos, 10/2018
(4) Loyola University New Orleans - Loyola University New Orleans Hosts 27th Annual Take Back the Night March, 10/2018
(5) The Maroon - Opinion: An invitation to Take Back the Night, 10/2018