New York doll maker Tonner Doll Co. will soon release a doll based on teen activist and TV personality Jazz Jennings — a doll believed to be the first doll based on a transgender person to hit the market.
Jennings, who stars in the TLC series I Am Jazz, posted a photo of the doll on Instagram on Friday. “This is the first transgender doll on the market,” she wrote, “and guess what?! It’s ME!!!”
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!💖
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