We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Jazz Jennings Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I’ve always known exactly who I am. I was a girl trapped in a boy’s body.
With my own videos, I definitely have more control over what I want to put out there and what I want to say. With the TV show, I’m not the editor. There’s always things that I wanted to put in there. My dad has the final say in everything on YouTube, but I can be more expressive.
I think being a teenager is a difficult journey in and of itself, but being transgender makes it that much harder.
Acceptance is so important because we cannot go through this journey alone. I am fortunate to have a very supportive family, but not all trans kids are so lucky. I recommend seeking out a friend or an adult who you think will accept you and telling them how you feel.
As a 15-year-old teenage girl, I can attest to the fact that boys dominate most conversations between girls my age.
Being transgender is more than just medical books and everything, procedures. It’s something spiritual in which you’re finding yourself and really discovering who you are and learning to love yourself.
I love experimenting with different hair styles and going clothes shopping.
Let’s face it: your average straight, cis-gender teenage boy isn’t going to pursue a relationship with a trans-girl.
I look at people for their souls, and I can see myself falling in love with anyone after getting to know them and developing a relationship.
If someone’s OK with being the ‘transgender girl,’ that’s fine, but that’s not me.
So many transgender people in the community are being covered with this umbrella of misconception that we are going to hurt someone. But we are not trying to hurt anyone.
I don’t care how people treat me. I care about my message living on through other people.
I have no idea what I want to do for a career. But in terms of my advocacy work, I’m definitely going to continue.
My family has always provided me unconditional love and support.
The more words I learned, the more I started to verbalize my feelings. Whenever my mom or dad would compliment me by saying something like ‘Good boy,’ I’d immediately correct them. ‘No. Good girl.’
I know that one day all transgender individuals will have the freedom to be who they are, no matter what. And we won’t have to face the cruel judgments of society. We can just live our lives and be treated and respected like everyone else.
I see myself maybe being, like, a movie producer or screenwriter or a novelist or a scientist or mathematician.
I hope to stop discrimination against young transgender people.
When I first appeared in the media, it was rare to see trans people on TV, and young trans kids were unheard of.
I’m a normal person, and I’m going to make mistakes. I think people have to accept that.
I definitely secretly dream of being a mermaid.
If someone says something hurtful to you or makes you feel down on yourself, then you just gotta stay positive and keep moving forward because they might not know much about you, or they may not understand the situation.
Ever since I could form coherent thoughts, I knew I was a girl trapped inside a boy’s body. There was never any confusion in my mind. The confusing part was why no one else could see what was wrong.
I feel like so many people invalidate the experience of transgender girls thinking that they aren’t regular girls, but I am a normal girl.
I want to show people they don’t have to be scared of being different.
I’m just attracted to people for who they are on the inside.
In the morning when I wake up, I’ll exfoliate. Then at night when I shower, I’ll also use an exfoliating scrub. My routine is easy, and I just get clean skin.
I’ve always known exactly who I am, but growing up has always been a struggle. I’ve even been called an ‘it.’
From the moment I could express myself, I acted like a stereotypical girl and insisted that I was a girl. I wasn’t just a boy who liked girly things – I knew I was a girl.
I want to help transgender individuals who might be struggling realize that they have to love themselves and stay true to who they are because if they keep moving forward, and keep a positive attitude, then things will get better.
I wish everything was gender neutral. I wish we weren’t separated by boundaries like pink and blue and little things like that. I wish we could choose how we express ourselves without hate.
I definitely think when I’m feeling super down or having tantrums or not able to participate in any activities, I have to control myself. I have to tell myself, ‘No, focus, focus, focus, do this, do this, do this.’ Instead of shutting down, I encourage myself to think positively and move towards the light.
For transgender kids who are struggling, I want them to know they’re not alone. They shouldn’t be afraid to step out of their shadows.
Progress can’t happen just from trans people being out in the open. Society also has to truly accept transgender individuals. If society is capable of treating us equally, then we can and will live authentically.
If you don’t have the love and support of your family, you need to find someone out there who you can confide in and share your concerns and worries with. And someone who can lift your spirits and make you feel valuable and strong and powerful.
I really just want to spread my love and happiness toward other people.
A lot of straight and transgender boys get in touch with me through my website and social media. They tell me I’m inspirational and beautiful. It boosts my self-esteem.
I share my story to help other people. I know people need someone to be a role model and help them along the way.
As a transgender child, I was always looking around for someone like me, because I thought I was the only one. It’s hard to feel like that. But having support from my family changed everything. They helped me love myself and embrace who I am.
I’m open, and I’m out there, but I also enjoy being alone, relaxing.
I want it to be that transgender is normal. Let us live our lives. Let us be happy. The world will be a better place when we have that freedom. I think I’m going to be alive to see it.
I’m an average girl with an average family – and I hope people can see that.
I’m the youngest of four siblings and the baby of the family. My family just treated me like anyone else growing up. They taught me that everyone has a special and unique trait about them, and that mine is that I have a girl brain and a boy body.
I’m so happy trans visibility has increased immensely.
I’ve always loved mermaids!
Being transgender isn’t a medical transition. It’s a process of learning to love yourself for who you are.
If someone is judging you without knowing the content of your character, don’t listen to them.
I define myself.
As I got older, I learned about how some people treated their transgender children, and I was shocked. I couldn’t understand how someone would leave their child and throw them on the street. I was always taught you give your kid unconditional love and if you don’t, something’s wrong with you, for real.
There are so many trans kids who are struggling with who they are. I want them to know that one day, they will find the light. No matter what, we have to be who we are. Once you love and accept yourself, then others will slowly do so as well.
I’m a patient person. I can wait for my prince charming.
I think that’s important – that transgender individuals are just like everyone else. We have our interests, our hobbies, our things we like to do. And people have to understand that.
Just like everyone else, I’m not perfect; I go through challenges as well.
I’m weird: I like science and math but also like English as well.
It’s something you’re born with, and you realize that you’re trapped in the wrong body. It’s not like one day you’re like, ‘I want to be transgender!’
Seeing states like North Carolina enacting these bathroom bills that are banning transgender individuals from using the restrooms they identify as… it’s complete discrimination.
‘I Am Jazz’ was more for children to understand what it means to be transgender, but with ‘Being Jazz,’ I wanted to get the universal message across that we are all just people, and we have to live our lives authentically.
Kids can be annoying. Especially teenagers – oh my gosh. They can be cruel.
The real me is happy and proud to be who I am.
On every single picture on my Instagram page, you’ll find a negative comment. My supporters will normally stand up to that hateful person, and then it will become a big argument, and it’s just a lot. I try to tell myself not to listen to the haters, and I try not to read the comments because it’s not worth it.