Jinkinson Attracts More National Media Attention

Sheldon, Iowa — A month ago we told you about a Sheldon native who was born without a specific gender identity, who will be the feature of a “People” magazine article about the struggles and challenges encountered along the road to a surgical procedure that will finally assign the correct gender.

In a Facebook post Monday, Alex Jinkinson wrote, “So happy to announce that I have offers from Nightline, 20/20 and NBC for my first national TV interview after People Magazine releases my story exclusively along with my song and music video! I’ll be meeting the TV producers before I head back to Iowa so I’m very excited that I can put my personal life story into my music and have people showing so much interest already. Music is my primary focus but showing who I am from the the start is exactly what I wanna do and show the world that we all have our differences and insecurities, not to hide them but to own who we are.”

Last month Jinkinson told KIWA that being neither gender was something that took a long time to accept, but that finally, the issue would be surgically corrected.  Jinkinson underwent surgery on Tuesday, April 7th in Hollywood, California.

Jinkinson says that once the surgical healing process is complete, there will be a visit home to Sheldon for a photo shoot and People Magazine interview with the Jinkinson family.  Jinkinson’s first solo recording and music video are set to be released at the same time the “People” spread hits the news stands.  The song was written to tell about Jinkinson’s medical and life story.



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