Transgender Teen Jazz Jennings To Pen Memoir
Before she gets her driver's license, can vote or legally toast to her many successes, 15-year-old Jazz Jennings will release her memoir, Being Jazz: My Life As a (Transgender) Teen.
“This book reveals many rarely shared memories from my past that have molded me into the teenager I am today,” Jennings exclusively told TIME in a statement. “I hope that my challenges and triumphs will resonate with readers of all ages, whether they are transgender or not.”
Jennings is arguably the most visible teenage transgender person in the world, a title she bravely uses to promote acceptance and understanding.
"She was the first young person who picked up the national spotlight, went on TV and was able to articulate her perspective and point of view with such innocence," says Christine Connelly, a member of the board of directors for the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth.
In addition to being a spokesmodel for Clean & Clear's "See The Real Me" digital campaign and penning Laverne Cox's entry in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People List, Jennings will next return for the second season of her hit docu-series I Am Jazz on TLC.
Being Jazz: My Life As a (Transgender) Teen will go on sale June 7 (preorders available as of Jan. 26).