A harrowing expertise. Singer Raveena revealed that she was not too long ago sexually assaulted whereas on tour in Latin America.
“I used to be sexually assaulted just a few days in the past and it’s been among the most devastating and heartbreaking instances I’ve had in a extremely very long time,” the Indian-American artist, 27, tweeted on Friday, November 11. “I would appreciate if u could respect my personal space as a lot as attainable for the remainder of tour whereas I discover my sense of normalcy.”
The Massachusetts native, who’s presently selling her new album, Asha’s Awakening, added that she wouldn’t title the perpetrator as a result of “I don’t wanna give that particular person the facility to f—ok with this lovely second for my profession.”
Regardless of the horrific occasion, the “If Solely” artist shared that it’s been a “enormous blessing” to tour internationally. “I’m so excited to complete off the remainder of the tour sturdy & along with your life,” she concluded.
Following the information, followers rushed to the remark part to point out their help for the songstress.
“I’m so sorry this occurred to you Raveena. Sending you a lot love and therapeutic power. Please do no matter you have to to maintain your self!” one Twitter consumer wrote, whereas one other replied, “My coronary heart breaks for you… Deal with your self with kindness and compassion right this moment (and past).”
“I’m so sorry, that’s terrible. Can’t consider individuals nonetheless assume forcing anybody to do something is appropriate. Sending you numerous therapeutic power, the ptsd you’ll have will take time to beat, however you’ll. Thanks for being sturdy and susceptible to share,” a 3rd particular person mentioned.
Whereas selling her new document — an idea album that follows a Punjabi house princess touring via time and throughout planets — Raveena opened as much as Rolling Stone in February about tapping into her emotions to seek out inspiration.
“A part of why we really feel pleasure, is as a result of we additionally really feel ache so deeply,” she defined. “However there’s loads of magnificence in what number of totally different feelings we expertise, and finally, I believe that’s what I used to be attempting to seize.”
Since her 2017 debut, the New York resident has been vocal about turning music right into a refuge as an Indian-American artist.
“It might probably undoubtedly be difficult being a South Asian artist and never having rather a lot to go off of in Western music tradition,” she instructed Them journal in April 2020. “It’s simple to really feel tremendous displaced and confused, like, ‘The place do I match into all this?’ However that’s additionally probably the most thrilling half about it. There isn’t a framework so you may invent your personal.”
To work via her historical past with “abuse” and “intergenerational trauma” as a toddler of Indian immigrants, Raveena shared that she has devoted her house within the trade to being a voice for fellow “brown weirdos” and those that really feel they don’t belong.
“I wish to create an area for all sorts of outsiders,” she mentioned on the time. “Survivors, queer individuals, individuals with despair, individuals who simply felt like they didn’t match rising up.”