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Jazz Jennings, Trans Teen, Opens Up About Her Quest To Find Love

Falling in love. Being in love. It’s something I dream of, something I want to feel. As a 15-year-old teenage girl, I can attest to the fact that boys dominate most conversations between girls my age. “He’s hot,” or “such a cutie.” He has “the bluest eyes,” a “movie star smile,” and he’s “so sweet.” They are so boy crazy! It’s almost like they are in heat, and in some ways, I guess they are.

Often, when a girl has a crush on a boy her friend will dare her to speak to him or ask for a pencil, or better yet, let him know that she has a crush. Pretty risky stuff... It happens thousands of times a day in the lives of teenagers everywhere. Putting yourself out there. Daring to expose your true feelings. This is normal for teenage girls, unless you are transgender like me.

 

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