Am I A Boy Or Girl
An anthology of trans stories in the 21st century, Am I A Boy Or Girl highlights thirteen people as they transition and become their true selves.
The word ”transgender” is an umbrella term referring to people whose gender diverges from the sex they were assigned at birth. Am I A Boy Or Girl is an innovative series about the lives of transgender Canadians. It consists of several components. First, 13 profiles running between 6 and 9 minutes featuring trans men and women. The people profiled are of different ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds. All have overcome tremendous obstacles to embrace their trans identity and go on to lead rich and fulfilling lives. Each profile is accompanied by a photo essay shot where these folks live, work, and play.
Episode 01 — Pina Newman
Pina tries to suppress her true self but “eventually it just erupts”.
Episode 02 — Xavier Raddysh
Xavier describes himself as a “role model for other trans people. So they know you can get through it and you can get to where you want”.
Episode 03 — Stefonknee Wolscht
Stefonknee risks everything in her life to transition from a man to a woman.
Episode 04 — Evan Kelemen
Despite psychiatric abuse, Evan believes there is a place where things could be better.
Episode 05 — Trey McGowan
Trey has a break through when he discovers Drag Kings, female performers who dress like men.
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Episode 06 — James Gardner
James makes a very public transition while working at a radio station in Victoria.
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Episode 07 — Gayle Roberts
With the help of her second wife Gayle is able to transition from male to female, but when she comes out a work, a comment made by one of her students’ parents overwhelms her.
Episode 08 — Sandy Leo Laframboise
Sandy is Two-Spirited, and conducts Sweat Lodge ceremonies for First Nations Transgender people.
Episode 09 — Marie Little
Marie is inspired by a trip to Cuba to “live as Marie full time”.
Episode 10 — Savannah Burton
Savannah is an actress from Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. She’s found great success from landing a role on the television show, Beauty and the Beast.