I want to break free…

I think Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, is one of the greatest South Asians ever to have lived. I am only being a little facetious when I say that. I rank him up there with the anarchist revolutionary Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Lal Ded, the female poet hailing from 14th century Kashmir. I’m even thinking about getting a tattoo with his face (I have Sarahtopz and jubayr to thank for that)…his music, his life, his message all speak to me. Given all I’ve written about queerness and gender on this blog, you can how this video touched me when I saw it for the first time today, even though I’ve known the song very well and been inspired by it for years.

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