Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest ever people to be documented as transgender (according to the New York Times). Although she was born male, she has always identified as female, and now she has her own doll, which is all kinds of amazing.
— New York Times Video (@nytvideo) February 18, 2017
The creator of the doll, Robert Tonner, told Forbes magazine that he believes the doll could increase understanding for those who don’t know what it means to be transgender saying, “It’s about who it represents. It represents a person with an issue that — 20 years ago, you couldn’t have done it. Now it’s opening up conversations, and that’s what I like about it.”
Jazz has been in the public eye since she was just 6 years old, and took part in this documentary. Since then, she has written two books and now stars in her own TV show.
Jazz says, “Ever since I was little, I always loved playing with dolls. It was a great way to show my parents that I was a girl, because I could just express myself as I am. So this really resonates with me, because it was something so pivotal in my own journey.”