Originally posted on CBS Miami:
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new book that tackles the topic of transgender children is co-authored by a teenager from South Florida who has first-hand experience with the often misunderstood issue.
“I wanted everyone to look at me and say wow what a beautiful little girl,” said Jazz Jennings.
At a first look, Jazz appears to be like many 13-year-old girls.
Her room is filled with pink and purple accents and mermaids, but pictures of her lining the stairs reveal a more complicated past as a boy.
“That was the age when I felt like I was different and I knew that something was going on,” Jazz said.
Jazz’s parents quickly noticed a difference in their child too. Although physically and genetically born a male, Jazz would always pull dresses, high heels and dolls from the closets.
Jazz insisted he was a girl at two-years-old.
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