Jazz Jennings puts scars from gender confirmation surgery on ‘full display’ in swimsuit photo

Jazz Jennings is stepping into 2020 by embracing who she is and the journey that it took for her to get here — by sharing a photo of herself in a swimsuit that shows off scars from her gender confirmation surgery.

The 19-year-old reality star and transgender activist referenced her “battle wounds” in an Instagram post on Wednesday, where she had the upper-thigh scars on full display for the first time since her 2018 surgery.

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“I’m proud of my scars and love my body just the way it is,” she wrote. “I call them my battle wounds because they signify the strength and perseverance it took to finally complete my transition.”

People immediately took to the comments to praise the young woman.

“Proud of you and your journey!” one person wrote. Another said, “You’re the strongest person I know.”

Jennings has documented her life and gender transition in front of the camera for her TLC series I Am Jazz since 2015. In the show’s fifth season she even let audiences in on the biggest surgery of her life.

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The show then chronicled Jennings’ post-surgery milestones, including her first trip to the beach, where she was able to wear a woman’s swimsuit — albeit once that covered the wide scars on her upper thighs — for the first time.

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Just before the New Year, Jennings also shared a video to her 983,000 followers, thanking them for the positive support throughout the past few years.

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