Chazzie is a thirteen-year-old eighth grader who has a passion for volunteering and spends much of her free time after school and on weekends helping others through multiple organizations in Chicago.She is also deeply interested in other cultures and languages and is determined to be fluent in Spanish by the time she graduates high school.
Chazzie is focused on living her life with purpose.Her own journey was the inspiration behind The GenderCool Project, a national storytelling campaign and movement helping to replace misinformed opinions with positive, powerful experiences meeting dynamic young people who identify as transgender.She realizes that by telling her story, she is helping people understand that kids who identify as transgender are just like all other kids. She’s spoken at corporations, conferences and schools across the country and has been featured in national and local media including The Today Show, New York Times, ABC News, NBC News, Pink News, WGN-TV, Chicago Sun Times and Windy City Times.
Like many teenage girls, Chazzie loves to follow beauty gurus. Her current favorite is Jeffree Star.
Chazzie can usually be found with her best friend Creek, who she’s known since they were babies. Chazzie has three older brothers, Max/22, Lev/20, Jess/18, and a Portuguese Water Dog named Flash.