Transgender teen writes children’s book based on her real life experiences
Ever since she could remember, Jazz always felt like a girl. Although she was born male, she would unsnap her onsies to look like a dress, and if people called her a “good boy” she would correct them, saying she was a “good girl.” By the time she was five, she was diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder and started the transition from male to female. She then dressed and lived as a girl.
Now at 13, she faces new challenges. Puberty has been a fear of hers, but she is currently undergoing hormone therapy that will prevent the growth of body hair and other male sex characteristics. Dating is also an issue, but as Jazz – who is attracted to boys – explains, “if any of the boys decline me because of my situation then I just know they’re not right for me at all.”