Jackson Bird

Jackson Bird is a writer, performer, and longtime public speaker on FRESH’s roster, who shares his and others’ stories of trans experience on his YouTube channel, jackisnotabird as well as in his debut book ‘Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place.’ His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vulture, The Advocate, and more. From racking up trophies on the speech team in high school to delivering a TED Talk in 2017, Jackson is passionate about the power of an individual’s unique story and finding the most impactful way to tell it. A YouTube Creator-In-Residence and GLAAD Rising Star Digital Innovator, much of Jackson’s work has been at the intersection of art and digital activism. He’s a Civic Media Senior Fellow​ at the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California, former host of the daily podcast the Cool Stuff Ride Home, and current ensemble member of the experimental theater company, the New York Neo-Futurists. Jackson was raised in Texas and currently lives in New York City, where he hosts weekly pub quizzes and dreams of moving to a farm.


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