On the newest episode of I Am Jazz, trans teen and youth activist Jazz Jennings hit the beach with friends in South Florida, proudly rocking a black and white swimsuit.
It was the first time the now 18-year-old wore a swimsuit since undergoing her gender confirmation procedure last June. Following a difficult recovery process, being able to rock the patterned one-piece was a huge moment for her.
“Look, I have vagιna,’’ Jennings proudly declared. “It’s so nice to be able to go to the beach and not have to keep my shorts on when I go swimming. It’s just me and a flat surface.”
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Jennings was filmed sprinting into the water at Deerfield Beachfront Park, and later checking out other people on the beach with her girlfriends. She had just returned from a trip to New York where she visited her surgeon and saw her boyfriend Ahmir Steward.
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“There’s so many attractive people at the beach. Is it bad that I am looking at people when I have a boyfriend?” she asked her friends. Jennings went on to ask her friends for advice on her relationship with Seward.
I Am Jazz has been documenting Jennings’ life since 2015, giving viewers insight into navigating “typical teen drama through the lens of a transgender youth.” The show has received widespread acclaim for inspiring young trans kids to embrace their true selves.
I LOVE this!! I'm glad I could inspire you to be who you are💖💖💖 https://t.co/l2RfVTpgLQ
— Jazz Jennings (@JazzJennings__) March 6, 2019
The newest season of the reality TV show has been following her life post-surgery from her social life, relationships and pivotal first experiences as a woman such as shopping for leggings, navigating her first relationship and of course, lounging on the beach with friends in the black and white number.
Jennings has been fully embracing her womanhood since her surgery last summer. The teen has shared other experiences like shaving her legs on her YouTube channel and even come out with her own bra, “The Jazz Bra“.
“Since the surgery, I have felt so much more aligned with my true self. My confidence has increased tenfold and it just feels right!!” she tweeted.
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