Transgender Teen Jazz Jennings to Debut New TLC Reality Show
TLC is adding a new reality show to their summer schedule, starring activist and transgender teen Jazz Jennings, titled “I Am Jazz.”
The 11-episode series will focus on the 14-year-old YouTube star's life as a teenager dealing with school, sports and her family. Throughout the season, viewers will follow Jazz as she prepares to start her new school in the fall and face decisions regarding her health, and entering the dating world.
While Jazz was designated male on her birth certificate, as a young child she knew that she was a girl. She began her transition at the age of 5 with her family's love and support. Jazz's parents, Greg and Jeanette, will also be featured in the show, along with her siblings, sister Ari, and twin brothers Griffen and Sander.
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Jazz has been an advocate for the transgender community, sharing her story with people across the country in an effort to educate and inspire others. She's the co-author of the book, “I Am Jazz,” and in 2014, Time named her one of "The 25 Most Influential Teens.” Earlier this year, she was also part of the Clean & Clear “See the Real Me” digital campaign.
Jazz and her parents also founded the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to supporting transgender youth and their families.