"Whenever, wherever, however it happens – your first shave is special." Gillette has a new ad that might get you right in the feels. When Toronto transgender artist Samson Bonkeabantu Brown reached the point of sprouting a beard, he did what any son would do- he turned to his father for help. He says,
I shot this ad for Gillette and wanted to include my father, who has been one of my greatest supporters throughout my transition, encouraging me to be confident and live authentically as my best self.(via The Daily Dot)
With the help of Gillette, I was able to share an important milestone in every man's life with my father.
This moment overwhelmed me during filming and again today seeing the ad since it's been launched. I'm keenly aware of how blessed I am to be able to exist in this world being supported by my family in ways that all too often many of my trans brothers, sisters, and siblings who exist outside the binary are not always as fortunate.