The video is inspired by Divinyls lead singer Chrissy Amphlett, who recorded “I Touch Myself” in 1991 and passed away from breast cancer in 2013. It is part of the I Touch Myself Project, an effort to encourage women to perform breast self-exams.
On her Instagram account, Williams wrote: “Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to do it because it’s an issue that affects all women of all colors, all around the world. Early detection is key – it saves so many lives. I just hope this helps to remind women of that.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.