Jazz Jennings Talks Playing "Spin The Bottle"

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Jazz Jennings has been a true inspiration to people everywhere and with her new show on TLC, "I am Jazz," we've seen her take on bullies on the internet, in her community and in the media.

Now, she talks about the challenge of dating as a transgender teen.

In one of the episodes on the recent season of "I am Jazz" Jazz went out on a date with a boy that she had a crush on yeara ago, when she was about 10 years old.

Although Alex came on strong and told Jazz how much he liked her and how he wanted to be in a real relationship with her, Jazz shied away, feeling that the chemistry wasn't quite right.

She also discussed on the show her feeling that she wasn't quite ready yet for something too serious.

Now, Jazz is penning a heartfelt essay for Harper's Bazaar on the challenges of dating as someone who is transgender.

The game of cat and mouse has a whole new set of rules for a girl like me. Let's face it, your average straight cis-gender teenage boy isn't going to pursue a relationship with a trans-girl. Even if he does find her attractive, it could be social suicide if he acts on his feelings.

She also discusses her experience on playing "spin the bottle" and avoiding the experience at all costs. Still, she writes about playing around at 'liking" Alex when she was in the 5th grade but also reconnecting with him in the spring of this year.

For Jazz, going out on a date meant being particularly vulnerable and risking getting hurt or rejected.

Still, she discusses the risk of putting herself out there as being worth it and enjoying the experience of being out on her first date.

We can't wait to see the next season of I am Jazz.

Photo credit: TLC.com

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