A few months ago, I got a call from an editor at Seventeen who‘d come across a story I wrote for the paper version of Unfair Park about a female-to-male transgender teen who began living as a boy while attending an Irving high school. The editors wanted to feature Jay in the magazine, so I put them in touch.
Jay agreed to share his experience with his peers nationwide, and this month his story appears in his own words on page 132 of Seventeen, complete with a couple of oh-so-teen-mag before-and-after shots. Here's the page for your perusal. By the way, not kidding about the period planning. --Megan Feldman
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