The 130-year old National Geographic magazine has taken an encouraging step forward in its January 2017 cover.
In a first, the magazine has featured Avery Jackson, a 9-year-old transgender girl, for it’s special “Gender Revolution” issue.
Dressed in pink and sporting pink hair, Jackson has proudly said, “The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy”.
The cover image was shot by Robin Hammond, and the issue takes a look at “cultural, social, biological and personal” aspects of gender identity, as reported by Huffington Post.
The magazine hits stands on 27 December and features include “Dangerous Lives of Girls” which follows the lives of young women in Sierra Leone, and “Rethinking Gender” and examines “navigating the shifting landscape of gender identity” with the help of science.
This issue will be available before the 2-hour documentary “Gender Revolution” that releases on 6 February.