king avriel – freedom

February 7, 2014

Check out indie artist King Avriel’s latest video for ‘Freedom’ ;
She wrote: “The song explores my first time experiencing true empathy. Calloused by the way I had been treated by men in my adolescence, I had to fall in love with a man who was deeply affected by the pressures of living in a patriarchal society to realize that the struggles that men face are just as important, valid, and harmful as the ones that women face. We simply struggle in different ways, and with different amounts of power. I then understood how valuable and necessary empathy was in fighting oppression, because as Paulo Freire (1970) asserts, inequity dehumanizes both the oppressed and the oppressors”.
+ “In short, this video symbolizes two main ideas: the destruction of rigid gender binaries, and my decision to change my name from Avriel to King avriel.”