I Am Jazz Recap 7/15/15- Series Premiere- All About Jazz
With Bruce Jenner transitioning into Caitlyn Jenner, a slew of transgender shows have been coming on television. This one is “I Am Jazz” and it airs on TLC, the same night that Jenner will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY’s. It will be an inspiring night but let’s learn more about Jazz before the series premiere.
Jazz Jennings is a fourteen year old girl who is in the process of transitioning from male to female. The fact that she is so young and her family is so candid about the change is really a revelation for trans families dealing with the exact same situation. This is tackled on “Becoming Us” but it is moreso with an older teen and mainly revolves around men becoming women. This is the controversial “when is it to young to be trans” that we will get the answer to. The show will air in eleven parts so we will see Jazz’s journey and how she evolves and really, what goes through her mind. We will understand what her parents are thinking and what they did think when she revealed at a young age that she wanted to be a girl or rather, felt like a female on the inside.
She was diagnosed at age three with gender dysphoria so two years later, her parents supported her desire to become female. She has spoken with Barbara Walters and written a book as well as become a YouTube sensation. Now, we will get to go inside the family to see what it is like when a child is trans and how you deal with that. Furthermore, as Jazz prepares for high school, how does she prepare for it with hormones and such. Will she like girls or boys? Does everyone know about her past? Is she ridiculed or is she accepted for being so open. This we shall all find out tonight on the series premiere.
In the premiere, Jazz and her mom visit a doctor to discuss the results of her hormone test.
Keep reading to see what happens next!