Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place - Chapters 16 - 20 Summary & Analysis

Jackson Bird
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Back in New York, Jackson's roommate gets a short pixie haircut, which helps prompt Jackson to cut his hair as well. After hearing horror stories about bad haircuts and stylists who refuse to cut women's hair short, Jackson travels to Providence to stay with his friend Lauren (who also has a pixie cut) so that he can see Lauren's stylist. Cutting off his hair is a big and important step for Jackson, one he does not regret. He is now more certain than ever that he is on the right path in terms of transitioning. Jackson starts being mistaken for a boy, including by President Jimmy Carter whom he meets on a flight. Not ready to fully come out or transition, Jackson starts coming out to other queer or nonbinary people as questioning or gender-neutral. In a sidebar, he writes about gender-neutral pronouns...

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