R+B singer Ashanti is embracing her new role as an inspiration for abused women. The FOOLISH hitmaker - full name ASHANTI DOUGLAS - admits her candid songs about troubled relationships have made her a mascot for downtrodden girls. She says, "I got letters from fans and women saying you saved me, I was able to walk away from this relationship because I saw your video. "I can't even explain the feeling. That's better than any award. "It's the best reward to connect with people on such a sincere and genuine level."