Melanie Fiona insights “SISTORY” with the EVERY WOMAN CAMPAIGN and a new album.
ESSENCE.com: Why did you start the “Sistory: Every Woman” campaign?
MELANIE FIONA: I wanted to do something that was different that would represent the way I feel as a young woman in music and just a young woman, in general. In making music, I found that women really responded to my music. So, that was really the focus of the stories that were being told from a woman’s perspective. When it came time to this “Her Story” campaign I wanted to do the alter ego shoot with Derek Blanks and become several different women in different times and in different cultures. I’m in the middle of the photograph, which is where I’m representing the unity of music, love and peace. It’s really just about showing the fight of women throughout time. Rather than history, it’s “Her Story.”