Meet the transgender teen Jazz Jennings activist, who is new face of a skin care brand
A skin care brand Clean & Clear has come out with a new ad campaign “See the Real Me”, featuring a 14 year old transgender teen Jazz Jennings .
The campaign will not only promote the skincare product, but will also contain a social message.
The part ad part call-to-action campaign is social media driven and asks people to send in personal stories using the hashtag #SeeTheRealMe to promote natural beauty.
Jazz knew from day one that who she really was? – A girl trapped in a boy’s body.
Growing up as a transgender made her feel like she has to keep this secret to herself. Jennings was assigned male at birth, but showed signs of gender dysphoria as early as the age of two. She’s said that she knew she was a girl for as long as she could process what that meant and her family allowed Jennings to begin transitioning at six.
She has already published a book for trans children and their parents, was named one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential teens of 2014(http://time.com/3486048/most-influential-teens-2014/), and just landed a TLC docu-series called All That Jazz.
The ads like these are so incredibly important in making the society understand the issues of the transgender community. Hers, in particular, is especially because of her age. At such a young age, she serves as a great example for at-risk trans youth who are looking for a role model.
Now, Jazz has the courage to put herself out there and make new friends. The Real Jazz is happy being herself and proud of herself!