When Is 'I Am Jazz' Coming Back to TLC? Everything We Know About Season 5

Season 5 of I Am Jazz will return to TLC in 2019, Jazz Jennings confirmed via her Twitter account Wednesday. The show follows Jennings, who is transgender, as she navigates teenage life along with her transition.

The fifth season will include Jennings' gender confirmation surgery, which she underwent in June. She documented the surgery on her Instagram account.

Jennings aims to be open with viewers on her process and her reasoning for identifying as female.

"If I put out this information for people to see, they won't need to ask any more questions. And also, it's educational within the community as well. A lot of parents who have transgender kids are like, 'What do I do? I don't know much about this process.' And seeing our show kind of helps them figure out what steps they could take to help their kids and what the journey might look like in the future," she said in a YouTube video about her experience.

Jennings also mentioned the teenage peaks viewers will see in the upcoming season. She and her friends will attend their school's prom and Jennings will turn 18.

The reality star is an activist for the LGBT community. She has written two books. Her first book, a children's book, called I Am Jazz, which she co-wrote with Jessica Herthel. It details Jennings' life as a transgender child. It's been praised by authors and transgender advocates, including Laverne Cox, for being a necessary tool for children's understanding of gender.

Her second book, Being Jazz: My Life As A (Transgender) Teen, was released in 2017. The story gives an in-depth look into Jennings' decision to transition at age five. It also focuses on the harsh criticism Jennings' has received in her time in the public eye. Her reality show has depicted death threats her and family members have received.

Jennings has been cited as a source of inspiration for many transitioning, including Josie Totah, who now identifies as female. Totah, who is an actor from Champions, came out in an article published in Time on Monday. Totah realized she could transition, too, while watching I Am Jazz with her mom. She amounts the show to the trigger that started the transition process.

"I looked over at her in the middle of the show and said, "This is me. I'm transgender. And I need to go through this," Totah wrote. "My mother, who is immensely supportive and gracious, said, "Okay, let's do it." Three days later I was meeting with my pediatrician."

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