Eva Marcille And Mama Jones Star In “Touched” A Music Video About Child Molestation

June 25, 2014  |  

Source: Vimeo

Singer, author and music industry executive Terrance Tykeem has written a book about the sexual abuse children endure called Touched: When Innocence is Stolen the Pain Lasts Forever. But not only did he write a book, he launched a whole campaign to raise awareness about the issue. And in doing so he also wrote a song called “Touched” and then enlisted the help of former Top Model Eva Marcille and reality tv star “Mama Jones” (Jim Jones’ mother) to star in a music video for the song.

The book and corresponding music video are supposed to shine a light on the realities behind the long term suffering victims of child molestation experience.

In the video, Tykeem and Troi sing a ballad about the issue.

According to a press release:

Marcille, a new mom having given birth to daughter Marley Rae this past January, was eager to participate in the campaign and has vowed that this is just the beginning of her dedication to the fight against child sexual abuse. “In the US, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be touched inappropriately in their lifetime. These numbers are staggering,” exclaims Tykeem. Tykeem believes that the first step in putting an end to this human tragedy is to speak out about the issue.

Terrance Tykeem is a native of Atlanta, GA and grew up in the foster care system. He is a former NFL pro-athlete, singer, producer, music industry executive and former offender. His life has gone through many transitions. These transitions have led him to put his experiences down on paper as an author, as well as create the non-profit We Stand Up Coalition as a call to action. Growing up in foster care, Tykeem fought off many inappropriate advances from adults and saw many instances of child sexual abuse, leading him to pen the book, “Touched.”

You can check out the full length video below.

Tykeem also plans to release a documentary later on the same issue.

 

The video itself… is interesting…but thankfully it goes to help bring awareness to a very real issue in our community, this country and around the world.

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