Samson Bonkeabantu Brown (Artist Mentor)

Samson Bonkeabantu Brown is a South African-Portuguese Toronto-based Sangoma, Inyanga & Hoodoo, Ancestral Anthropologist, and Playwright. His primary focus is on spiritual healing, ancestral veneration and anthropology, trans advocacy and the arts. He has been tasked by his ancestors to shed light on how ancestral veneration can assist with healing the self and living in one’s purpose. A multidisciplinary artist, imbongi, author of two published plays (11:11 – A Monodrama in 7D, and 11:11) respectively, and widely known for his presence in the viral Gillette “First Shave” ad, Samson’s presence in the arts and media creates visibility for men of trans experience while educating the general public on trans issues.