Jackson Bird is a multi-disciplinary creator who writes and performs original works on the stage, on the page, and online. Many of his works aim to demystify the trans experience––a selection of which can be found on his YouTube channel, jackisnotabird, 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 1.9 million times. He was a 2018 GLAAD Rising Star Digital Innovator, a YouTube NextUp Creator, and a LogoTV Social Trailblazer nominee. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vulture, The Advocate, and more.
Currently, Jackson can be found performing thirty plays in one hour many Friday and Saturday nights at the Kraine Theater in New York City with the experimental theater company, the New York Neo-Futurists.
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 including at Oxfam, YouTube, and MIT.
He is also known for his past work with Fandom Forward (formerly the Harry Potter Alliance), a nonprofit that activates online fan communities towards social action. As the Director of Communications and Partner Relations, Jackson co-wrote an award-winning case study of the organization and helped earn them a place as one of "9 Non-Profits That Get Web Humor" from Mashable.
Jackson is a Civic Media Senior Fellow at the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California, former host of the daily podcast the Cool Stuff Ride Home, and weekly quizmaster with Geeks Who Drink.
Raised in Texas, he now lives in New York City and dreams of moving to a farm.
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On my YouTube channel, jackisnotabird, I answer life's stickiest questions.
Whether I'm analyzing my experiences as a trans person, sharing little-known stories from history, or finding out if tacos waffle, in my videos I like to share my curiosity about the world and us strange little creatures who inhabit it.
Subscribe at youtube.com/jackisnotabird.
Trans Dudes From History, Vol. 1 #Transcestry
Will My Book Waffle? (also, pls stop banning books)
FTM Home Video Timeline | 30 Years In Transition
What It's Like Releasing a Book
I WROTE A BOOK! 📕
Where Are All The Trans Guys? // Trans Male Visibility
One Word A Day - First Year On Testosterone
Ask a Trans Guy « EPISODE 1 w/ Laura Kampf »
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