Jazz Jennings shows off her scars for the first time after undergoing gender confirmation surgery in 2018
Youtube sensation and TLC reality series ‘I am Jazz’ fame Jazz Jennings kicked off 2020 by sending out a strong message about body image to fans.
The 19-year-old took to her Instagram to share a picture in a swimsuit, which showcases her scars from her gender confirmation surgery she underwent in 2018.
Terming the scars ‘battle wounds’, she wrote in the caption that ‘they signify the strength and perseverance’ and how she loves and cherishes her body just the way it is.
Fans were quick to respond to her post with one commenting, "You are literally the absolute most gorgeous young trans woman EVER. Such a huge inspiration to everyone of the transgender youth. Keep doing you!”
Another fan said, "You are so beautiful, I’m so proud of what you have become you are strong and I support you fully, forget those haters."
Another one added, "You are an amazing young woman. I don’t have a stance one way or another. Just a mom who watches your show. I’d be proud of you."
And, praising her daughter, Jennings’ mother commented, “My sweet girl, you are the strongest and bravest of all the souls I’ve even known and I’m blessed to be your mom. Your scars are just as beautiful as you, the rest of you. I love you with all that I am. You make me proud everyday.”
In 2018, the transgender activist announced on her YouTube page that she was undergoing a gender confirmation surgery.
Jenning has documented her gender transition in TLC’s ‘I Am Jazz’ which first premiered in 2015. The reality series has successfully aired five seasons and is returning with a new season on January 28.
In the upcoming season, she will undergo the third gender confirmation surgery. The series will also see her prepare for college as her senior year in school is nearing the end.