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‘This is me’ – but is it?

There is an incredibly powerful song in the film The Greatest Showman called ‘This is me’.

Helping children find faith Ed Drew
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It is sung by the cast of Barnum’s Circus. Audiences come to see them because each is in some way a ‘freak’, but together they are a tight-knit family. Against the finger-pointing and the pity, they sing together ‘This is me’. Their lives have been defined by rejection because of what they look like, whether it be their extreme height (or lack of it), their impressive beard (on a woman), their birthmarks, or their tattoos.