Watch: 'I Am Jazz' follows a trans teen's typical life

Maeve McDermott
USATODAY



While everyone's talking about I Am Cait, another TV show premiering this summer will follow the very different life of another girl who just happened to be assigned male at birth, Jazz Jennings.

Jazz is 14, and her life is nearly identical to that of your average teenager; she goes bowling with her friends, hangs out at the beach with her family and runs away screaming from worms.

And the goal of I Am Jazz, the new show on TLC that follows Jennings and her family, is just that —  to let viewers follow the normalcy of Jazz's life, even while she handles tough issues from hormone treatments to social struggles.



"From early childhood, Jazz wanted to be seen as the girl she knew she was," TLC says about the new show. "With the support of her parents, doctors and experts, that dream has come true. Now, as Jazz enters adolescence, she learns to navigate how a transgender teen approaches dating, sleepovers, and avoiding male puberty as she prepares for high school."

See more of Jazz's life in a longer I Am Jazz sneak peek, available via TLC here.