On the surface, Jazz Jennings looks like any other American 14-year-old girl. But on deeper , she has actually achieved more milestones than most teens her age, or any age, for that matter: she was named one of TIME magazine’s most influential teens, a published author and now, a spokesperson for Clean&Clear.
But those aren’t the only things that make her special, Jazz is actually transgendered.
Born a male, Jazz showed signs of gender dysphoria (identifying with the other sex) since she was just two years old.
“Iâ€™ve always known actually who I am,â€ says Jazz in a video for Clean & Clear. â€œI was a girl trapped in a boyâ€™s body.
â€œGrowing up has been quite a struggle being transgender, especially in middle school. Some kids greet each other with hugs, and then just give me a â€˜hiâ€™. And sometimes Iâ€™ve even bee called an â€˜itâ€™.
â€œSo I basically kept to myself. But this year I decided to make a change, put myself out there and make new friends. for the first time, I invited girls over to the house, we started hanging out more, and it was just a great time for me.
â€œIâ€™m just having fun being one of the girls.â€
The Clean & Clear crew say: â€œAlways have the courage to be your true self, just like Jazz!â€-MYNEWSHUB.CC