Marsha Ambrosius is addressing the issues of bullying and homophobia in the video for her single “Far Away.”
The former Floetry singer, who is looking fab these days, got personal in the clip, which is based on her experience with a friend who committed suicide.
The video also juxtaposes how children are more accepting than adults of people who are different.
Marsha uses “Far Away” as a call to action, imploring everyone to end violence before more damage is done.
Marsha is the latest celebrity to speak out against homophobia and suicide. In 2010, Janet Jackson, B. Scott and and even President Barack Obama did video blogs for the It Gets Better Campaign. It was launched by columnist Dan Savage after a string of gay youths killed themselves after being victims of repeated bullying and intimidation. The campaign aims to save lives by showing teens that life can be great if they continue to push forward. LaLa Vasquez and Ciara also did a joint video for It Gets Better, which you can watch below.
To find out more about the campaign, visit ItGetsBetter.org.
– Sonya Eskridge
Marsha Ambrosius goes solo