Alex Jinkinson Opens Up To KIWA

Alex Jinkinson 2Sheldon, Iowa — Over the past few months we’ve been telling you about a Sheldon native who was born without a specific gender identity, who had that situation corrected earlier this summer.

Alex Jinkinson will be the subject of a People Magazine article later this fall that will describe her personal journey, as well as her music.  Jinkinson sat down with KIWA’s Tom Traughber, and talked about what it’s been like on her journey from Sheldon, Iowa to the national spotlight, including her recent gender assignment surgery.

Jinkinson says that a lot has happened in the past four months.

She says that prior to this June, she had been an extremely private person.

Jinkinson said that undergoing gender assignment surgery really wasn’t a choice for her.

In addition to the upcoming piece in People Magazine, Jinkinson has a new single and music video set for launch.  She tells us about that song.

Jinkinson says she is truly humbled by the support she’s received, and continues to receive from the people of northwest Iowa.

Jinkinson says her People Magazine article, along with her single and video, will be released later this fall.


Here is KIWA’s complete interview with Alex Jinkinson: