Jackson Bird is a YouTube creator and LGBTQ+ advocate dedicated to demystifying the transgender experience. His TED Talk "How to talk (and listen) to transgender people" has been viewed over a million times. Jackson is a recipient of the GLAAD Rising Star Digital Innovator Award and lives in New York City. You can follow him online @JackIsNotABird.
"A soulful and heartfelt coming-of-age story that celebrates the
enduring power of self-determination and dignity."
-Jamia Wilson, Director and Publisher of the Feminist Press
"Jackson Bird doesn't have to share his life or any details about his transition with us, but we are so fortunate that he has. He's an incredible educator in the field of gender and sexuality where his patience and good-humor make everyone feel included in the conversation. This book is a particularly valuable resource for anyone looking for insights into the trans experience in order to support their loved ones." -Paul DeGeorge, Harry and the Potters
"[Bird's] tale of self-realization is one he fearlessly and relentlessly shares with the world-and the world is better for it. So it's no surprise that Sorted is as fresh, clear, funny, and essential as the man himself." -Melissa Anelli, New York Times bestselling author of Harry, A History
"I wish I had read this book ten years ago-or, better yet, I wish everyone around me had read it. Bird is a gentle and charming narrator, weaving the story of his own life together with enough educational asides to ensure that all of his readers can follow along. Sorted is thoughtful and affirming in its examination of evolving trans narratives and terminology, honoring both the past and present of trans identity. A compassionate, tender-hearted, and accessible book for anyone who might need a hand to hold as they walk through their own transition or the transition of a loved one." -Austin Chant, author of Peter Darling