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TLC Renews Transgender Teen Reality Series 'I Am Jazz'
TLC has renewed transgender teen reality series 'I Am Jazz' for a Season 2. 15-year-old will balance sports, school, and family in 8-episode sophomore run.


“In 2016, the cable reality show will continue to follow 15-year-old Jazz, a transgender teen who has become an advocate. Season 2 of “I Am Jazz” sees the 15-year-old attempt to balance school, sports, family and more, documenting her triumphs and struggles along the way.

A co-author of a book of the same name, Jazz was named one of “The 25 Most Influential Teens ” in 2014 and 2015 by Time. She and her parents founded the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to support transgender youth and their families.

Returning on camera with Jazz are those supportive parents, Greg and Jeanette, as well as sister, Ari, and twin brothers Griffen and Sander.”

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write-daniel-write-deactivated2  asked:

Have you heard of a teenage girl named Jazz? I forget her lat name, but she wrote a children's book about being trans (I have a boys body but a girls brain) and I think that's awesome.

I have heard of Jazz, yes!  And her book, I Am Jazz is on my to-read list.  She was recognized this last year as part of the Out 100 list, and the Advocates 40 under 40.  In any case, I think she seems pretty great and has been a fantastic representative of trans kids.  She is currently working on her own organization for trans kids called the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation.  It will be exciting to see where her advocacy will take her as she continues to grow up.