Season Premiere Wednesday, June 28 at 9 PM ET/PT on TLC
“I AM JAZZ” follows 16-year-old Jazz, who is now at the crossroads of making the biggest decision of her life. As she looks to move forward with gender confirmation surgery, the decision is made more complicated with the news that her surgical options are more limited than previously thought.
In addition to the drama and angst that comes with being a teenager, Jazz faces an increasingly hostile world of discrimination, hate speech, online bullying and an array of misconceptions associated with what it means to be transgender. Though a difficult road lies ahead, Jazz has the unwavering support of her parents, siblings and friends.
Along with being a full-time student, Jazz devotes her time to being a transgender advocate, sharing her story with people across the country in an effort to educate and inspire others. She was named one of "The 25 Most Influential Teens" in 2014 and 2015 by Time. In 2014, Jazz co-wrote with Jessica Herthel a children’s picture book, “I am Jazz”. Jazz’s memoir, “Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen was released in June of 2016. In April of 2016, I AM JAZZ was awarded the GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Reality Program.” In August of 2016 she was named one of Teen Vogue’s “21 under 21.” Jazz and her parents founded the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to support transgender youth and their families.