The images in my new video for “Strong As Glass” will take you on a powerful journey. It was filmed in one of the lowest places on earth, Salton Sea, California. I found the vast expanses of this place both desolate and beautiful…a fitting location for a song that I hope will become an urgent anthem for women and girls who, like me, often feel alone or breakable.

This song is for those times when we feel taken for granted. It’s for those moments when we feel voiceless. It’s for every female out there who fears she’ll become a statistic. I want this song to remind us that we can break the silence that keeps us isolated. We must be our own champions.

Especially now during women’s history month, this song is for the 1 out of every 4, females in this nation who have been abused, or live daily under the treat of abuse.

I want to thank the Oakland School of the Arts, and gifted dancer, Najah Miller, for her choreography which sends you soaring on a journey across land, sky, and sea. Her graceful movements evoke vulnerability and strength as the vocal pour out.

I thank Estelle for lyrics that spoke to my heart. I hope this song speaks to the hearts of every person who understands exactly what it means to be “Strong As Glass”.

– Goapele

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