To raise awareness about sexual assault, I started releasing HUMAN one song a month throughout 2021. HUMAN is my debut album about healing from sexual assault. Each song has the title of a body part, and each song addresses something that survivors go through. At the end of 2021, I planned to donate 20 % of my profit from HUMAN to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), representing the 1 in 5 women who are sexually assaulted in college. Due to Hurriicane Ida, I postponed the release of HUMAN's 7 remaining songs. As you wait for the whole album, please keep scrolling to hear the first 1/2 of HUMAN 🤎
"Stephanie Marcellé, a New Orleans singer-songwriter, raises awareness about sexual assault through music. Representing survivors of different backgrounds, she blends Aaliyah-influenced pop music with different styles of world music. Although her songs are primarily in English, she loves to incorporate other languages with vivid imagery and vulnerability. 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 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."
Representing survivors of all backgrounds, as a New Orleanian who's mixed with different ethnicities, I mix Aaliyah-influenced pop music with different styles of world music. In 2021, I started to release HUMAN (my debut album about healing from sexual assault) one song a month. Its first 7 songs were added to 94 Spotify playlists, streamed and downloaded over 1.5K times, and received praise from Fox, Offbeat Magazine, Kristine Mirelle, My Spilt Milk, and 11 other publications. At the end of 2021, I planned to donate 20 percent of my profit to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) in honor of the 1 in 5 women who are sexually assaulted in college. I planned to do so because I was 1 of them. However, after Hurricane Ida took my home, I postponed the release of HUMAN's 7 remaining songs. My entire album will be released at a later date. Until then, please listen to its released songs and keep scrolling to learn more! I can't wait to share the rest with you 🤎