A documentary series showing the journey of a blind, trans Paralympic athlete as he navigates his gender transition, the world of sports and fatherhood will air on CHEK on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.
The six-part series, Ness Murby: Transcending, is shown in 30-minute episodes, following Ness Murby through a year in his life as he strives to be the first openly trans man to compete at a Paralympic Games.
Murby lost his sight as a teenager and he now battles social stigma and the physical limitations of his transitioning body.
He holds world records in powerlifting, javelin and discus. After transitioning in 2021, he hopes to be the first openly trans man to represent his country at the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games.
Murby’s first Paralympic games were the Rio 2016 Paralympic games, where he came sixth in F11 discus.
The first episode in the series shows him preparing to compete in the Canadian Athletics Championships, which was his first national competition as an openly trans man.
The following episodes show Murby discussing how medical transition has transformed his life, celebrating milestones in his relationship and medical transition, dealing with the theft of his car and sports equipment, grappling with the early retirement of his guide dog and navigating a fertility journey.
The series will begin airing on CHEK on Jan. 6.