In 2016, Samson Learn, an east coast, transgender photographer and filmmaker, embarked on a 6500km+ cross country journey. Driving from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Tofino, British Columbia with over 30 scheduled stops on his way, Samson met and interviewed numerous transgender, gender variant, non-conforming and gender expressive community members countrywide. Collected photographs are all part of this insightful and authentic portrait documentary  and the project continues today as a growing collection.

Accessibility to information, resources and peer support and huge factors in safe transitions and expression. These portraits and stories can serve as a resource to trans and cis folks and will highlight the importance of and the diversity within trans communities across Canada. There is strength in understanding and inclusion; our hope is to broaden the trans narrative in the eyes of the cis-world but to also strengthen the self-pride and community bonds that hold our trans communities all across Canada tightly together.

If you are trans identified and would like to participate please let us know!


Samson Learn




Jake Ivany