Life is peppered with rites of passage: becoming a biped, going to ‘big school’ and – shortly after – working out how to appear sober in front of your parents. Many of these moments are universal, but some can be very specific to gender. For young men, learning to shave is one such mountain to climb. With a razor sharp blade and adolescent coordination, there’s a lot that can go wrong, and often a kindly dad will step in to stop things getting terribly, terribly messy. For transgender men, this first shave has a whole extra level of significance – an emotional moment of becoming that Gillette has tapped into for its new ad First Shave.
Source: It’s Nice That