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Transgender Teen Writes Kids' Book to Help Others
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Transgender-Teen-Writes-Kids-Book-to-Help-Others-264651741.html ^ | Thursday, Jun 26, 2014

Posted on 06/26/2014 2:12:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway

For as long as she can remember, Jazz says she felt different. The 13-year-old was born a boy, but loved all things mermaid, pink and princesses.

"I felt like a girl and I felt uncomfortable in my body," Jazz said.

Jazz, who goes only by her first name out of fear of threats, told her parents the moment she first could speak that she was not a boy.

Ft. Lauderdale Backs Marriage Equality After Last-Minute Lobbying "After getting some professional support, diagnosis, they said, you know, she's transgender,” said Jeanette, Jazz’s mother. “Something difficult to come to terms with, because it could be a very hard life for her."

Jazz says the journey has been difficult, but in an effort to help others understand what being transgender means, the teen co-authored a children's book.

"The philosophy of the book is just to start a conversation with very young kids in very simple terms so that transgender isn't scary and it's not complicated," said Jessica Herthel, co-author of "I Am Jazz."

Biden: Gay Rights Trump Culture, Tradition Surrounded by LGBT supporters at Care Resource, the teen read excerpts from "I Am Jazz." Transgender adults in the crowd applaud the young girl's book and her mission.

"It's gonna make a big difference. Because in my day, there was none of this," said Rajee Narinesingh.

"Jazz is an inspiration. She's a pioneer. She's going to break many, many barriers," added Justine April.

"I am Jazz" will be available for purchase as of Sept. 4. All proceeds will be donated to a foundation that helps transgender children.

"It's the first of its kind. There's never been a little kid coming out and saying, 'Hey, I'm transgender and it's okay,'" said Jeanette.


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What is the book is a fiction book that feels like a non-fiction book?
1 posted on 06/26/2014 2:12:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

XY or XX?

It’s pretty simple.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 2:13:20 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway

Will this sell better than “Hard Choices?”


3 posted on 06/26/2014 2:14:03 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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4 posted on 06/26/2014 2:17:19 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: nickcarraway

change the name to “I Am F’ed Up”


5 posted on 06/26/2014 2:17:53 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: nickcarraway

Does Jazz have a father? If so, is he a fag?


6 posted on 06/26/2014 2:28:33 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: nickcarraway

A parent who names their kid “Jazz” is probably a contributor to the problem from the day of birth (or even before, depending on their drug habits).


7 posted on 06/26/2014 2:33:48 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: nickcarraway

They always want to start a conversation with very young kids. Hard life? Hardly.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 2:39:02 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: nickcarraway
If you are eating chemical laced foods you might eat some chemicals like estrogen and testosterone. They use it to make beef better...

Sorry...but I think I might be correct.

9 posted on 06/26/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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I felt like a girl and I felt uncomfortable in my body,” Jazz said.
__________________________________________

Those Little Mermaid panties were not designed for the male torso...

girls are just different is all...


10 posted on 06/26/2014 4:43:47 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows; GeronL
The 13-year-old was born a boy, but loved all things mermaid

What's THAT surgery gonna cost?

11 posted on 06/26/2014 9:12:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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