Jackson Bird

Jackson Bird is a writer and internet creator dedicated to demystifying the transgender experience by sharing his and others’ stories online. You can hear some of those stories on his podcast, Transmission, as well as on his YouTube channel, jackisnotabird. A YouTube NextUp Creator, GLAAD Rising Star Digital Innovator, and TED Resident, Jackson’s TED Talk “How to talk (and listen) to transgender people” has been viewed over a million times. He is also known for his past work with the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), where he helped mobilize fans around the world towards social action and performed as The Boy Who Vlogged. His first book, Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place comes out September 2019 from Tiller Press/Simon and Schuster. Jackson lives in New York City, where he regularly puts his apartment at risk with his slapdash YouTube series, Will It Waffle?