Chazzie is a thirteen-year-old eighth grader with passion for volunteering. She is deeply interested in other cultures and is determined to become fluent in Spanish by the time she graduates high school.
She is singularly focused on living her life with purpose. Her personal 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, Lev, Jess, as well as an adorable Portuguese Water Dog named Flash.