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SortedBy Jackson Bird

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Jackson Bird tells his story of growing up and coming out as a trans man, exploring how he found his place through Harry Potter and YouTube and learned that there is no one way to be transgender.

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This is not a story about a lifetime of hating my body or knowing with absolute certainty that I needed to transition. Those stories exist, and those people's experiences are valid, but they aren't everyone's.

Jackson Bird


The most important thing to know about the trans experience is that it is different for everybody.

Understanding trans people means knowing that everybody's identity is unique and learning to see through the myths and stereotypes associated with being trans.

Jackson Bird is a YouTuber and writer whose work aims to challenge the misconceptions surrounding being trans.

Bird's TED Talk 'How to talk (and listen) to transgender people' gathered nearly 2 million views, and he has written for publications including Vulture and the New York Times.

In Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place, Bird tells his story and demonstrates that every transgender person has their own identity and story.

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