Jazz: Through The Years

Jazz: Through The Years


  1. Joseph Green says:

    You look so happy and normal.Isnt that all that matters in this life?i wish you continued happiness and a world of understanding.

  2. Jeanette says:

    So true Joseph, thanks so much. Jazz’s Mom : )

  3. Amy says:

    I’m so happy for you, Jazz. You’re such an inspiration to me and other LGBTQ youth everywhere. Thank you for inspiring me to be who I am. I wish you lots of happiness.

  4. Wendy says:

    She’s beautiful! It’s make me love my uncle so much more now! He was born girl but always felt like a man. I admire him and your beautiful girl!

    May God bless your amazing family


  5. Kat says:

    Jazz is so beautiful <3

  6. Brenda says:

    Blessings to you..as this planet transitions into balance and love it is the beautiful souls that choose to incarnate in duality that will educate and assist everyone in loving people based on the goodness in their heart, not their gender or societal expectation of who you should be. Shine bright, feed your soul happiness and know you have a divine purpose here. Much Love to you and your family. Namaste’ Brenda

  7. Dave says:

    Great to see Jazz is growing so well, Her story on Australian 60 minutes and others on u-tube made me research Transgender. Now I’m admin of Transgender group on Facebook, I’m straight btw. Though I blame Jazz for that I also thank her for bringing out a better me. Thanks kid, and love that tail 🙂

  8. Lisa says:

    Jazz — everything about you is inspiring, from your smile to the way that you live your life to your compassion for others and your willingness to share your story with others. I was so touched by your story and the deep bonds of love that you share with your family. Everyone has different struggles in life but it’s how you handle them that counts and makes you who you are. You are a beautiful and talented young woman — I was so impressed with your soccer abilities and the fact that you make your own mermaid costumes! — and your amazing spirit shines through. Your parents and siblings are also wonderful and full of love. 🙂

  9. Nicole a girl says:

    hey I’m nicole
    and I’m like jazz
    become a girl
    So I live like jazz as a transgender
    I have a lot or really for jazz
    Jazz is the most beautiful girl in the world is what
    I drawing every Tuesday and Friday Jazz.
    fly to the studio where I paint and draw
    I myself live in the Netherlands
    respect for jazz and her family
    if there is anything new about jazz than I always look
    I’m super fan of jazz
    bye Nicole

  10. Nicole a girl says:

    I did not fly to my
    The Studio is a language error google translator
    I want to bless my studio where I work is called the fly
    and I live in the Netherlands

  11. Nicole a girl says:

    I’m super fan of jazz
    I’m like a jazz girl became

  12. Dave says:

    As a side note. Would love it if Jazz could stop by the group one day and say Hi.

  13. Leslie says:

    hey jazz and family,
    just wanted to let you know (as I’m sure many others do as well) that your story is truly amazing and has touched my heart. It’s not often you see or hear of parents as open and understanding as you are, and siblings that are so awesome. Jazz you are already and will continue to be an inspiration for not only transgenders but I believe for everyone….your sincerity is beautiful, or heart is felt from even over the computer (which is where I learned of your story)…thanks for warming my heart. You guys are amazing!!!!!

  14. nicole says:

    I made ​​a rap about jazz
    I think your daughter really nice
    I wanted to like a girl but I dared not
    I thank you very much for
    jazz has given me much strength
    and I thought I saw jazz as a girl when he dares to go through life
    then it was thoughts of me can not I have to live as a boy
    on and since I am also happy when I’m forever a girl become
    I like jazz, I am only 20 by jazz I am who I am than you ever have times
    greetings Jazz

  15. tristan says:

    she is so beautiful i was born a boy and have felt like a girl all my life

  16. marine says:

    you are so beautiful,my dream is to meet you jazz because you are my idol !!

  17. Caleb Lee Potts says:

    I love Jazz! I soooo want to be friends with her.

  18. dino says:

    First off you do not look beautiful or look normal , you are very beautiful , and you are very normal . Sadly society loves to label and seperate everything from things as little as socks and underwear to huge issues such as gender and race. Your a beautiful girl and just because someone agrees with me or disagree you should never doubt your beautiful. There are a lot of people in this world and they’re all entitled to their own beliefs and thoughts and opinions but many do it in a disrespectful mean and evil manner . Never let them put you down because where 1 person may not find you beautiful or are so hateful towards you , there are 20 more who will find you beautiful and will love you for everything you have to give.

  19. Paul Gerson says:

    Hello, I just wanted to say that Jazz is a beautiful kid and your family inspires me. I was fortunate enough to see and record the “My Secret Self” episode of 20/20 when I was in high school and it has helped me more than you know. Thank you,

  20. just call me kitty says:

    I’d have to agree with Caleb Lee.
    It may be a strange comment but the fact remains true: you have become a stronger girl and will be an even stronger woman because of the trials you have been put through.
    the trials are there, sadly they remain, but you have helped take a huge chunk out of them for others to come.
    Be proud and always hold you head high!

  21. Alisha says:

    Thank you for sharing your story, Jazz. It’s an inspiration to all of us older folks within the LGBT community.

    My husband and I are friends with and have dated trans women who did not have the choice to transition in their youth, because society was not progressive enough back then. They have faced difficult journeys as they transitioned in adulthood. We are both so happy for you that you have loving, supportive parents, and live in a society that recognizes how critical it is to access counseling, medical care, and other support services from an early age.

    In sharing your story and your lovely artwork, you have done more for the LGBT community in your young life than many of my peers who are three times your age. We hope you will continue to speak, inspire, dream, and above all, be Jazz!

  22. Shannon says:

    Hey Jazz, You are an inspiration to everyone. I wish i could meet you because i would be meeting one of my idols. I am a bisexual teen who remains in the closet not because my family would regect me but those around me give me enough already, i don’t want to take any more. You are such an inspiration to LGBT kid’s and teens everywhere. You are so happy and full of life, keep fighting on Jazz and be proud to be LGBT it’s who we are and no one can stop us!!

  23. skyler says:

    I am 15 and a boy want to be a girl but do not know how to tell my parents :*( I don’t know what to do aney more

  24. skyler says:

    I have felt like a girl since I was 12 but have Ben holding it in I ame a afraid of teling my parents I’m afraid they will disown me and hate me fore whom I ame pleas help I mead advice aney one

  25. Jeanette says:


    I can understand why you feel afraid and alone. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to your parents…. Do you have a family member, teacher, or guidance counselor that you feel could be supportive. If not there is a wonderful organization, that you can call for help. They have trained professionals that can give you advice. They are amazing. Here is the website: http://www.thetrevorproject.org Call the telephone number on the right side of the page. Let us know how it goes. : )

  26. Jeanette says:


    I can understand why you feel afraid and alone. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to your parents…. Do you have a family member, teacher, or guidance counselor that you feel could be supportive. If not, there is a wonderful organization, that you can call for help. They have trained professionals that can give you advice. They are amazing. Here is the website: http://www.thetrevorproject.org Call the telephone number on the right side of the page. Let us know how it goes. : )

  27. skyler says:

    It went well my name is Skyler but prefer sky I live in wi in shawno county I live in the cuntry

  28. TherapistNYC says:

    I am a therapist in New York (http://www.mytherapist.info) who specializes in gender and I also teach in the Psych department at Hunter College in NYC. I show the Barbara Walters special on transgender kids and the OWN documentary to my classes each semester, and just wanted to say how great it is that people come out and share their stories, even though sometimes it seems like people won’t understand.

  29. Jeanette says:


    Thanks so much for sharing our story to help your students understand transgender children. In addition, our family recently filmed an update to our 2007 20/20 Special with Barbara Walters. The segment will air this Friday, 11/2/12 at 10pm on ABC. We are very excited for this opportunity to open hearts and minds so that transgender children can be embraced by our society. Please spread the word. Thanks!
    Jeanette, Greg, Ari, Sander, Griffen, and Jazz

  30. Donna says:

    Such an ispiring kid and inspiring family… I don’t know any trangendered people and haven’t ever known much about it but I stumbled across the “I am Jazz” documentary and was so touched by Jazz’s story and how incredibly loving and supportive her family is. It’s so great that trans people are gaining more visibility and acceptance, and hopefully Jazz’s story, and the other wonderful stories of happy transkids and their amazing families will help eliminate some of the ignorance out there. The world would be boring if we were all the same! These children deserve to be themselves and to be loved and embraced by society.

  31. Donna says:

    Also, I missed out on the new 20/20 special… is it on the internet anywhere or will it be re-airing at any point? I’d really like to see it.

  32. Jeanette says:

    Thank you so much for your beautiful and supportive post. The new 20/20 Special will be airing on 12/14/12 on ABC. 🙂

  33. dusty says:

    Jazz you are beautiful inside and out, live your dream and be happy for who you are..

  34. edward says:

    omg i love this girl so much shes just so beautiful inspirational amazing on how much this little girl can do so much so much for transgender everywhere im 16 and i look up 2 this little girl i wish my mom supported me like hers i wish i took the chances she took 🙂 i guess sometime in life the people you look up to you have to look down on(not in a bad way) just seeing videos of her or pictures when im down and want to give up everything gets me the hope and strength to continue even after being bullied for it im glad theres people like jazz and her mom and people of 2020 :’}

  35. edward says:

    what joy you have brought to this world, a wonderful gift you bring a beautiful girl tho she was not what you expected, open arms you accepted, you showed love and care and fought for her to make things fair, many kids wish to have a family like this i know i do, for you gave birth to a daughter so pure and so true, words cant exspress how helpful yal been to us, you showed me there can be happy family no fights no fuss, and to jazz never lose your way , for you are like the moon at night and the sun in the day, you make this world better too see, and make living better for kids like me, i always had a mom but no dad, your life is like a fairy tale i wish i had, dont be in a rush to grow so fast, make every moment with your family last, your the inspiration that me and the world need, for everything great in this world comes from just one seed

  36. Michael says:

    Doesn’t matter if you’re 7, or 70. Just find what you need to be happy and go with it.

  37. Takeya Oliver says:

    Jazz you are a great inspiration i know a girl ( biologically a boy) who came out of the shadows because of your story. You are truely a gift that God made one of his special creations in fact. You have a great family to support you too. You are doing the right thing and always follow what you believe in. Also I heard you like mermaids so Im making some doll mermaid tails for Trans kids. THANK YOU !!

  38. Dee dee Chud says:


    Your story has touched me. I just want you to know you are so precious and beautiful inside and out. Your soul and spirit inspire me. With all that you have had to endure thus far in your life. I’m truly sorry you would even have to go through all this. It all makes us stronger sweetie.

    I will pray for you always. May God bless you, your family in life and quest to share your story. May your story open peoples minds everywhere, also helping transgender kids in there lives. I hope all can be as confidant, happy, strong as you….

    I must also say how inspiring your parents are to me as well. I’m a firm believer in fighting for what is right and you did it girl…Yeah! 😉
    I’m so happy to hear that you have been able to change the rules in the sport of soccer for all transgender kids.

    Keep on sharing and rocking your beautiful self girlie. I’m wishing you…the most beautiful life for you all. Keep pushing and reaching for it all. You are not alone.
    Big hugs and much love and support.

  39. Daniel says:

    Jazz your are a remarkable young girl and everything thing you is making a difference

  40. Daniel says:

    Jazz I am very impressed with your story to let people in on your life is so amazing I wish nothing but good fortune for and your family thank you

  41. brienna says:

    last night i wacht a show with my ant and then a new show came on and the name jass cam up and i saw u and i was jeles i told my ant that she was prity and i wish i had her life and sens it said you had a vidio so i just had to see it idont now wat it feels like to be trans gender but your awsome yer brave and proud of how u are COOLEST PERSON EVER??????????????

  42. Maddie says:

    I stumbled across your documentary this afternoon, and I just wanted to say what an incredible and inspiring young woman you are. You are so articulate and well spoken, and your intelligence, maturity, and enthusiasm just light up the screen. You know when you see someone who just has that ‘it’ factor? Well, I saw that in you today, and it really is something special. I wish you many years of happiness and success. You truly are an inspiration.
    – Maddie

  43. Kristen says:

    Jazz, you are such an amazing, strong, beautiful young lady! You’re family is so beautiful and supportive. You are a true inspiration to all people, keep on shining!

  44. Sam says:

    Jazz is amazing and I wish I could meet her, I am so happy for you guys!

  45. Matt says:

    I am so glad to hear that Jazz’s girl friends accepted her for who she is. If I ever had a kid, and for some reason that he or she wants to change his or her gender, I won’t disapprove. Jazz is too good for a boy. She deserves all the success.
    Will she have surgery? Or possibly go back to the other stage? Who knows?
    Not ALL boys will be boys, and not ALL girls will be girls. Those who have contributed are right. Jazz is amazing.
    I support jazz and wish her the very best.
    Good luck. Hope to see you again soon on TV and see what happens.

  46. Matt says:

    I’m with you, Sam. 🙂

  47. Janet Sullivan says:

    Thank you for being you, Jazz. You’ve inspired me to come back out of the closet as a transgendered person after about 8 years of “stealth mode” where I stopped telling people about that part of my past. When I transitioned at 20 I was one of the “young ones”. Now look at you! I can’t tell you how proud I am of you and all the other transkids out there. I knew something was wrong as early as kindergarten, and my mom says I was scolded for using the girl’s bathroom in preschool, so I totally believe that you and the other kids knew at early ages. That you are allowed to be your true selves so early is truly a miracle, as are all of you and your families.

  48. Josh says:

    You guys are awesome. You have supported your daughter endlessly. I truly admire your family.

  49. patrick says:

    Dear Jazz,
    I know we will probably never meet, but i just want you to know that you are easily the bravest, most inspiring person to me personally. Im in high school and i know what it feels like to be made fun of, but i can only imagine what you must go through. You inspire me to be proud of who i am, because being unique is GOOD!! It makes you different and better than everyone else!
    Thats all. It would probably be the best day of my life if we could ever meet face to face…Youre my hero Jazz. It would make my life if you responded… 🙂

  50. Matt says:

    This is a great idea for a charity. I hope someone will have that on one of the next CELEBRITY JEOPARDY!.

  51. EJ says:

    Hi, I am such a huge fan of Jazz. The way she thinks bout guys when it came to dating, if they can not exsept her the way she is very inspiring. I am 22 year old young lady. I am not transgender, I was apart of GSA in HS. We also had people if they wanted to join in the club that could be transgender. I want to lear more from Jazz. Its just so interesting bout the situation, i always love to learn more new things. like: how are the meds working if she is on them, does she feel sick? ect… Jazz please keep that head held high you are such an insperation to a lot of people. I even look up to you cause of the challanges you have faced/face. I hope maybe one day I would run into you just to say hi and how much you are an amazing girl.

  52. Sam says:

    My name is Sam I’m 13 years old,
    I’m a big fan and I think jazz is awesome
    I was wondering if I could ever talk to her or contact her?

  53. Sam says:

    And if I could contact her my email is crane.sam65@gmail.com