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#SeeTheRealMe: Transgender teen Jazz Jennings joins Clean & Clear campaign

 

OMG! Jazz Jennings has been named the face of skincare company Clean & Clear's new campaign, "See the Real Me."

So why's this such a big deal? Fourteen-year-old Jazz is transgender, meaning that she was born male but has always known she is female.  She has been a really important voice for the teen LGBT community, and we are *so* happy that she will be taking the national stage with this campaign. (Oh, and she's getting her own TV show—pretty cool, huh?)

"I've always known exactly who I am," says Jazz, "but growing up has always been a struggle. I've even been called an "it."

Unfortunately, this kind of discriminantion is not unique.  According to a recent article on Yahoo!, more than 41 percent of transgender people try to commit suicide per year. Hopefully, girls like Jazz can start to make a difference in the way transgender people see themselves.

 "The real me is happy and proud to be who I am," she says. "And I'm just having fun being one of the girls."

#SeeTheRealMe hopes to promote this kind of body positivity and understanding of natural beauty.

They are asking people all across the world to submit their personal stories and photos using #SeeTheRealMe on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Will you join the movement? 

Check out of campaign vid below!

What do you think of this important step? Do you think #SeeTheRealMe will effect change about how we see beauty?  

Share with us in the comments below!

(Photo courtesy of Clean & Clear US)

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by Alexa Matthews | 2/1/2016
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