Thanks to the Tonner Doll Company, the first transgender doll will be on the market this July. The company, which usually sells adult collectibles and high fashion dolls, will be marketing this doll to children instead of their usual adult market.
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The doll was inspired by real life heroine Jazz Jennings. The sixteen-year-old Jazz is one of the youngest girls to be documented as a transgender. It’s easy to see why the company picked Jazz as their model and inspiration. At just sixteen, she’s already written and published a book on her journal as a young transgender.
Her book, Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen, also serves as the fashion inspo for the doll. Mimicking her book cover, the doll will don a pink top and jean shorts.
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She’ll also have a red carpet look: a sparkly white ballerina dress.
Jazz herself took to Instagram to announce the doll. The caption reads: This is the first transgender doll on the market, and guess what?! It’s ME!!!😱😍 @tonnerdoll did a great job of creating this beautiful item! It will be available in July, and I hope that it can place transgender people in a positive light by showing that we are just like all other people💗 For those asking: the doll is considered to be the first “transgender” doll because it’s based on an individual who is trans. Of course it is still just a regular girl doll because that’s exactly what I am: a regular girl!💖
How adorable is she?
The founder of the company, Robert Tonner, expressed why Jazz was tapped for the revolutionary moment, saying, “Jazz stands for everything I respect from a human nature point of view. She’s incredibly brave, intelligent, warmhearted and creative.”
Jazz also has high hopes for the doll stating, “I hope that it can place transgender people in a positive light by showing that we are just like all other people.” And we have a feeling it will do just that.
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