Caitlyn Jenner: The future’s bright
Caitlyn Jenner has opened up about her transition journey in a new blog post with fans.
The 65-year-old revealed her identity on the cover of Vanity Fair last month after living her life as Bruce. Six weeks on from her debut, Caitlyn is still riding the wave of emotions that come with making such a big change in her life.
“It's been both eye opening and difficult to see firsthand what so many members of the trans community have had to go through just to be themselves. I hope to help raise awareness of these hardships so that it becomes a less painful process going forward," she wrote on her WhoSay blog on Monday. "That said, the future looks bright."
The Olympian went on to explain how like many other trans people, she had lived her life in discomfort for a long time until it had become too much to bear. During her post, she did her best to explain what it can be like for people in that situation.
“I firmly believe that there are intensity levels of being trans. For example, a boy at a young age — four or five-years-old — might refuse to wear guy clothes and will only wear dresses. Not as a one-time thing, or as just dress-up play, but insistently, every day saying, 'I'm a girl,'" she continued. "They can't — and won't — hide their true identity, even at that young age. Then there are others, like me, who can (kind of) live with it for a long time, even though it's very uncomfortable.”
In her former life as Bruce, the star was married three times and had six children and four stepchildren from her third marriage to Kris Jenner. But Caitlyn realised she had to finally embrace her true self after she couldn’t distract herself any longer.
“I had all of the issues, but I was growing up in a very different time and I had no information,” she wrote. “Meanwhile, I had all of my diversions — sports...this...that...married...family — but after 65 years, here I was right back with the same problems that I had when I was 10 years old and I had to finally do something about that.”
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