Written by: STEVE ROTHAUS
Jazz Jennings, who at 14 already has become a nationally known transgender activist and author, this week achieved two new honors: Time magazine named her to the 2014 list of 25 Most Influential Teens and Equality Florida will present her with its Voice for Equality award.
“It’s very surreal to see your child featured in Time magazine, especially as one of the most influential teens in the world,” said Jazz’s mom, Jeanette. The family lives in South Florida but doesn’t say exactly where to protect Jazz’s privacy.
On the Time list with Jazz: the Obama daughters, Sasha, 13, and Malia, 16; Kylie, 17, and Kendall Jenner, 18; Vine song sensation Shawn Mendes, 16; and Malala Yousafzai, 17, who this week also won the Nobel Peace Prize.