Exclusive: Melanie Fiona on 'Every Woman' Campaign

Melanie Fiona recently became "every woman" for a Derek Blanks alter-ego photo shoot in honor of Women's History Month. The Grammy-nominated singer says she wanted to show the strength of women throughout time. "In this portrait, I am the face of every woman who ever stood, fought, or perished, for the rights and strength of a progressive cause," she says. Fiona is also getting ready to release her sophomore album, "The MF Life." She spoke with ESSENCE.com about her "Every Woman" photo shoot and explains what the "MF Life" is...

Check out Melanie Fiona in her "Every Woman" photo shoot with Derek Blanks.

Check out Melanie Fiona in her "Every Woman" photo shoot with Derek Blanks.

Check out Melanie Fiona in her "Every Woman" photo shoot with Derek Blanks.

Check out Melanie Fiona in her "Every Woman" photo shoot with Derek Blanks.

Check out Melanie Fiona in her "Every Woman" photo shoot with Derek Blanks.

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