I hate the word 'girl stuck in a guy’s body', I hate that terminology. I’m me.
I’m a person, and this is who I am. I’m not stuck in anybody’s body,
it’s just who I am as a human being. My brain is much more female than
it is male. It’s hard for people to understand that, but that’s who my soul is. +
Bruce Jenner was known in 70’s as the world’s greatest athlete for winning a gold medal for his decathlon performance at the Olympics in 1976. He was loved and idealized by all the United States. He had become the ultimate athlete, male and role model who would later become a tv reality star tv star in the show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”.
But he had been living a secret he could not endure to live anymore. On April this year, she did her last appearance as Bruce in an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer, where he talked about his struggles and doubts throughout life, which started when he was 8 or 9 years old.
I marked the closet, so when I put [the dress] back, I put everything
back in the exact same spot so I wouldn’t get caught. At that time I didn’t
know why I was doing it, besides: it just made me feel good. +
On June 1st this year, for a Vanity Fair story, the 65 year old Jenner was photographed by Annie Leibovitz and Caitlyn was introduced to the world.
...for all intents and purposes I am a woman. People look at me differently.
They see you as this, macho male, but my heart and soul and everything that I do
in life is a part of me — that female side is part of me. It’s who I am. +
Wednesday night was her first appearance since coming out as a transgender woman in order to attended the 2015 Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award (ESPYs) to accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. She gave an inspiring speech about the hardships of coming to terms with who you are and how this is just the beginning of the fight to help transgender people feel free to be themselves within a more empathetic and accepting community to come.
So for the people out there wondering what this is all about […] it’s about
what happens from here. It’s not about one person it’s about thousands of people.
It’s not just about me, it’s about all of us accepting one another. We’re all
different, that’s not a bad thing. That’s a good thing. +
This week we celebrate Caitlyn Jenner, for having been brave enough to follow her heart and soul and be true to herself. Let's hope this helps open the door for people with different (whatever 'different' means) ways of thinking, feeling and experiencing life, to feel free to be themselves, as it should always be.
Bruce, always had to tell a lie. He was always living that lie. Everyday.
He always had that secret, from morning till night. Catelyn doesn’t have any secrets. +