Jackson Bird is a Youtuber and writer, working to demystify the transgender experience by sharing his and others' stories online. You can hear some of those stories on his YouTube channel jackisnotabird, on his podcast Transmission, and in his debut book Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place.
A TED Resident and Speaker, Jackson's TED Talk "How to talk (and listen) to transgender people" has been viewed over 1.5 million times. Jackson was also a 2018 GLAAD Rising Star Digital Innovator, a YouTube NextUp Creator, a LogoTV Social Trailblazer nominee, and hailed by MTV as a "Social Media Warrior Who Helped Restore Our Faith in 2016."
A proud member of FRESH Speakers, Jackson has shared his story and hosted workshops at conferences spanning from TED Women to San Diego Comic-Con as well as at private events at Oxfam, YouTube, MIT, and more.
He is also known for his past work with the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), a nonprofit that activates online fan communities towards social action. As the HPA's Director of Wizard-Muggle Relations, Jackson produced videos as The Boy Who Vlogged, co-wrote an award-winning case study of the organization in the peer-reviewed journal Studies in Media and Communications, and helped earn them a place as one of "9 Non-Profits That Get Web Humor" from Mashable.
Jackson is currently a Civic Media Fellow at the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California.
Raised in Texas, Jackson now lives in New York City, where he spends his spare time hosting pub quizzes and growing pumpkins on his patio.
On my YouTube channel, jackisnotabird, I answer life's stickiest questions.
Whether I'm unpacking the social constructs of gender, interviewing a fellow transgender person about their experiences, or finding out if tacos waffle, my videos will open your
mind to new discoveries and hopefully a few laughs.
Subscribe at youtube.com/jackisnotabird.
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