The renowned activist underwent her reassignment surgery in 2018 and now decided to show the marks it left on her legs that she says she is «proud of.»
At the age of 5, she realized that her gender at birth wasn’t right for her. After being diagnosed with “gender dysphoria,” she went through a long process of acceptance and struggle until she reached her gender reassignment, always receiving the support of her family. This is the story of Jazz Jennings.
This 19-year-old American activist has become a symbol of the transgender battle for girls. She’s written inspiring books since she was a child and participated in reality shows about her life. Now, she inspires us again by sharing a photograph on Instagram with the scars of her sex reassignment.
She underwent this surgery in 2018. This procedure is performed so that a transgender person can finally live in a body with the genitals of the sex he or she prefers. After some time passed, Jazz decided to share the results of the operation.
On her Instagram account, for her more than 999k followers to see, the young woman decided to show her intervention marks with an inspiring message dedicated to all those who are going through the same thing:
“I’m proud of my scars and love my body just the way it is. I call them my battle wounds because they signify the strength and perseverance it took to finally complete my transition”, says her Instagram caption. The post reached about 200,000 likes and hundreds of comments showing love and support.
Thanks to the company of her family and her strength, Jazz was finally able to undergo the surgery that completed her difficult journey but has also led her to become an inspiration for many trans girls since, for example, the publication of her first book at 13 years called ‘Denim’.
This book explains to children what it means to be transsexual, telling the story of a teenage girl who goes through drama after a classmate took some photos of her in the bathroom to prove she “was a boy«.
Jazz has also starred in a docu reality on the TLC channel called “I am Jazz”, just like her upcoming book. It’s sixth season will be aired this year.
We applaud Jazz’s courage for being an example of acceptance and strength in a girl at such a young age and open ourselves to inclusion.