Jackson Bird

YouTube Creator, Writer
& Speaker




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. 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.


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 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, 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 and the host of the daily podcast the Kottke Ride Home.


Raised in Texas, he now lives in New York City, where he spends his spare time hosting pub quizzes and growing pumpkins on his patio. 

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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.




Looking to book me to speak at your event, company, or school?

See this page and email laura@freshspeakers.com for rates and more information.

For writing-related inquiries, please contact my rep Kevin O'Connor at kevin@oconnor.nyc

Would you like to host a book event for Sorted? Email the team at Tiller Press: lauren.ollerhead@simonandschuster.com


Have another business inquiry or just want to say hello? Get in touch below!

You can also direct physical

items to my PO Box:

Jackson Bird

PO Box 3003

Astoria, NY


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