Listen Listening Avery Jackson was the first transgender person in the world to grace the cover of National Geographic. That's a huge responsibility for a nine-year-old girl from the Midwest.
All rights reserved. Robin Hammond photographed 80 nine-year-olds in eight countries around the world for National Geographic 's January cover story. He photographed equal numbers of boys and girls, and also looked for other kinds of diversity: geographic, ethnic, socio-economic.
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As part of a series of editorials about transgender experiences, we are featuring personal stories that reflect the strength, diversity and challenges of the community. Welcome to this evolving collection. My name is Tom.
The January issue of National Geographic will be a historic one: it is the publication's first issue to feature a transgender person on the cover. Sitting pretty on the magazine's cover is 9-year-old Avery Jackson, a transgender girl from Kansas City. The magazine told Attn: Avery is the first ever transgender person to be featured on the magazine's front page.
The choices are fraught—and there are no easy answers. Claire is a year-old girl with short auburn hair and a broad smile. She lives outside Philadelphia with her mother and father, both professional scientists.
In the last few years there's been a queer explosion in print and online media, and we now have much more information at our fingertips when it comes to faith and sexual orientation. But for those of us looking for books, articles, blog posts, pamphlets, and videos about being transgender and Christian, it's often been an uphill struggle. There just hasn't been as much out there at the intersection of faith and gender identity.
All rights reserved. Lots of people are talking about Avery Jackson, a nine-year-old girl from Kansas City who is the first transgender person to appear on the cover of National Geographic. National Geographic is trying to brainwash young people into thinking this kind of degeneracy is normal.
Albanian sworn virgins in Albanian : Burrnesha are women who take a vow of chastity and wear male clothing in order to live as men in patriarchal northern Albanian society. National Geographic 's Taboo estimated that there were fewer than Albanian sworn virgins left. The Kanun dictates that families must be patrilineal meaning wealth is inherited through a family's men and patrilocal upon marriage, a woman moves into the household of her husband's family.
At age 3, the child Debi and Tom Jackson knew as their youngest son began wanting to wear sparkly shoes and to shop for clothes only in the girls department. And around age 4, when their preschooler became sullen and stopped smiling, Debi knew they had to do something. She thought it might help other families if they heard from her little girl, whose name is now Avery.