Jazz Jennings on Overcoming Her Insecurities
"Every time you have a physical insecurity, you have to take a step back and say, you know what, my external experience does not represent who I am on the inside," she said. "Once you realize that your consciousness is all that matters – your thoughts and experiences truly shape who you are — then the physical characteristics don't matter anymore."
"I mean, it still does — we live in a physical world where people judge each other by the way we look. We look at one another and automatically make judgments based on what we see, but we really need to get past that. We need to stop emphasizing appearances in this world and start recognizing that it is about the consciousness."