WATCH: Jazz Jennings on her 'spiritual journey:' 'I didn't have faith before'

February 05, 2019 - 4:27 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --  Jazz Jennings, the star of the TLC series "I Am Jazz," has endured a lot of change since identifying as transgender, but admits it's her personal journey that's been the biggest adjustment.

"The biggest change I think I made, was, I mean with the spiritual journey, just really relearning everything. I mean specifically, I guess.... I mean it really comes down to my faith", the transgender activist, 18, told 1010 WINS' Rebecca Granet. "I didn't have faith before, I didn't really think anything meant anything in this world and I believe something different now."

Jennings got emotional while speaking about using her life experiences to bring positive change to the world.

"It's made me more passionate about bringing love to this planet because it's hard to see that people aren't supportive," she said. "People aren't loving. I really want to live in a world where people can be who they are without fearing what other people think."

Jennings, who was assigned male at birth but identifies as female, is back for a fifth season of her hit show.  The reality TV series follows her through her gender confirmation surgery, which she admits was emotionally trying due to a complication that forced her back onto the operating table for a second time.

"When I first went in for the confirmation surgery, the first surgery, I was so excited," she said. "This was a life chagrining moment for me. I'd been waiting for this for so long. And then going in for the second procedure it was the complete opposite. It was like déjà vu but in the worst way possible because now everything was gloomy and dark." 

For more about Jennings' journey watch the videos above and below, and check out the new season of  "I Am Jazz,"  which airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on TLC.