I’m not at all up on all the worldwide pop singers, and I’d never heard of Will Young who won the inaugural 2002 season of the UK’s Pop Idol.
He’s just released a new song, “Brave Man” that was directed by Fox Fisher, a prominent trans activist and starring transgendered Finn. It’s an amazing portrayal of the honesty and bravery it takes to be true to yourself.
It seems extremely brave to be a man in a woman’s body and then decide to do something about this.
As I thought more about it, I realised that there is often coverage of what it is to be a woman in a man’s body, but never to my knowledge the documenting of the opposite (almost a perverted kind of patriarchy).
So the video came about….
In this video we see a man determined to be himself in the face of all adversity from inside and outside. It isn’t brave but, my god, it shows true grit and strength. What a wonderful thing. This video isn’t about selling records or my personal benefit. This video is about taking a moment in time to explore a section of society who stand up for themselves. To tell a story and offer a window through music into someone’s life.