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In Cris Beam’s “I Am J,” we meet Jennifer Silver, aka J. J is transgender or, in J’s words, “a boy trapped in a girl’s body.” J faces identity problems, unaware that there are other people in the world just like him. His best friend abandons him and he feels a growing distance forming between him and his parents, so he runs away. But through the guidance of a fellow transgender, the “rainbow” school, and a girl named Blue, J learns that he’s not alone in the world and that there are people who will accept him for him.
Nicole Maines, 14, is a activist for transgender rights. Nicole bravely told the world about her transition from boy to girl in a two-hour interview with “Boston Globe” reporter Bella English; the story was published in December 2011 on the front page of the “Boston Sunday Globe.” Publicity around Nicole and her transition has grown exponentially, and we are honored that Nicole has selected Teen Voices as her last public interview. Read on to learn more about her activism in advancing the rights of transgender individuals.
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