‘This is Me’ …. “🏳️‍🌈 Pride Month: June 2019 …. Music from the ‘Greatest Showman’ 🏳️‍🌈 …. “!!

~~June 18, 2019~~


So many times, so many moons ago, I needed this kind of song to express myself and my feelings.

I’ve grown out of that.

It took a while and a self-reflecting process associated to ‘purging’ and ‘deprogramming’ of a lifetime of inculcated beliefs.

Now, I’m free … THIS IS ME!!


‘This Is Me’ Is the Year’s Surprise Pride Anthem

This Is Me” was written by a gay man, Benj Pasek, and his writing partner, Justin Paul. The two are known for their original songs for Smash, La La Land, and Dear Evan Hansen, the latter of which won them a Tony Award for Best Original Score.

In addition to these queer credentials, the anthem in question is from The Greatest Showman, a 2017 musical film starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum. In the production, “This Is Me” is sung by Keala Settle, who portrays a bearded lady in the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Her experience, articulated through the song, is one of resilience in the face of hardship – which, after all, is what Pride is all about.

“I am brave, I am bruised, I am who I’m meant to be, this is me,” Settle sings in an unapologetic declaration of identity that all queer people can relate to. She adds,

“I’m not scared to be seen, I make no apologies, this is me.”

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”


Published on Jun 10, 2018

Happy Pride Month!!

Music: This is Me from the Greatest Showman

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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