TLC star Jazz Jennings reveals that she is super excited for her gender confirmation surgery due later this month
The 17-year-old 'I Am Jazz' star is preparing for her gender confirmation surgery which is due later on this month.
TLC star Jazz Jennings revealed in a YouTube video vlog recently that she is all set to undergo a gender confirmation surgery later on this month. The 17-year-old 'I Am Jazz' star was born as a male but chooses to identify as a female.
Jennings took to her YouTube page in a video titled, 'Preparing For Gender Confirmation Surgery' to talk about the upcoming procedure in detail. She says that she is "super excited for" the surgery to happen. "For this video, I wanted to talk about my upcoming gender confirmation surgery," Jennings said as she began the discussion before adding that it's "coming up so soon".
"I’m so looking forward to it. I’ve been looking forward to this my entire life," she continued. She also spoke about all the backlash and judgment she gets for talking about the topic which she has titled "too personal". "The reason why I’m being so open and documenting my journey with this procedure is because I feel education is super important. If I put out this information for people to see, they won’t need to ask any more questions," she shared.
"And also, it’s educational within the community as well. A lot of parents who have transgender kids are like, ‘What do I do? I don’t know much about this process.’ And seeing our show kind of helps them figure out what steps they could take to help their kids and what the journey might look like in the future," she added. The TLC star then went on to gush about her "new genitalia" before saying, "Like penis to vagina. That’s some serious s—t, Y'all. I can’t believe it, I’m going to have a vagina!"
Jennings went on to continue the video with a very clean positive spirit and added that it is not part of her personality to "anticipate problems" before sharing the details of the surgery. She concluded the video blog by saying, "The surgery is exciting, my life is exciting and I want you all to enjoy the ride with me."
Jazz Jennings has documented her journey on the TLC reality TV show titled, 'I Am Jazz' in the hope to help pave the way for youngsters and other transgenders to find themselves. Despite the good intention and nature, she has faced a lot of backlash and negativity from other TV personalities on the same network. 'Counting On' star Jill Duggar's husband, Derick Dillard was called out for his hateful tweet referring to the teenager.
Dillard tweeted, "I pity Jazz 4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child. It’s sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way. Again, nothing about him, just unfortunate what’s on tv these days."
Several days later, TLC released a statement claiming that his views aren't those of the network. "We want to let our viewers know that Derick Dillard has not participated in Counting On for months and the network has no plans to feature him in the future. We want to reiterate that Derick’s personal statements do not reflect the views of the network. TLC is proud to share the story of Jazz Jennings and her family and will continue to do so," the statement read.