College-aged Women that Should be Celebrated for Women’s History Month

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Jazz Jennings

Jazz Jennings is an 18-year-old, from South Florida, American YouTube personality, spokesmodel, television personality from her show I Am Jazz and LGBTQ+ rights activist. At age five she was diagnosed with gender dysphoria. She is one of the youngest publicly documented transgender, and national transgender figure. She gained popularity in 2007 when Barbara Walters interview her on 20/20. She describes herself as being pansexual and that she “loves people for their personality”. In 2016 Jennings published a memoir, Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen. On June 20, 2018, she underwent sex reassignment surgery which was successful but later suffered complications that required a follow-up procedure.