mardi 7 juillet 2015

A Summary Of Caitlin Jenner Spotlight

By Edna Booker

The society has ignored transgender women and men issues for a long time. One woman has, however, managed to change all that. Caitlin Jenner spotlight has brought to the mainstream issues of transgender individuals. Previously known as Bruce Jenner, Caitlin has shown bravery, courage and confidence transitioning while in the public eye which is something not many people can do as it can destroy your career and personal life since there is still a lot of stigma on this subject matter.

Caitlin has been in the public for a long time. She first came to the spotlight after winning the 1976 Summer Olympics as Bruce. As a man, she has been married to three women. One of them is Kris Jenner of the Kardashian fame. Together they had two daughters, and she was also the stepfather to the famous Kardashian sisters. Consequently, he was part of this reality TV show known as, Keeping up with the Kardashians.

Her transitioning did not begin yesterday. For the longest time, she says that she always felt trapped in a wrong body. As a child, she would try on female dresses and shoes. Her struggles with this gender identity were not public knowledge and even in her inner circle, only a countable number of people knew about them.

As Bruce, her journey to becoming a woman took a long time. Rumors have been circulating for long about her changing physique. Stories and pictures of her transition have been published in tabloids and the Internet for a long time but only under speculation. Surgical removal of her Adams apple fueled the speculations further.

Irrespective of the rumors, she chose to wait for the right time to tell her story. She chose Diane Sawyers interview show as the first place where she would talk about her story in public for the first time. During the interview, her long time struggle with gender identity crisis was apparent. In her own words, it is time to emerge from the shadows and live life to the fullest.

After the transition period was complete, the newest member of the fairer sex was introduced on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. She also announced her new name during the interview to the world for the very first time. From then, the world was to refer to her by her, she and Caitlin. She emerged as a beautiful, confident and admirable woman.

Ever since the big reveal, Caitlin is a household name and has garnered worldwide fame for her courage and bravery. In just a few hours of the announcement, her number of followers on Twitter had more than doubled. There is a high probability of her own reality show in the works. Additionally, endorsements are likely to multiply in light of new found fame.

Confident, brave and courageous women all over the world can identify with Cait. It was not easy pursuing her dreams especially in the limelight, but she did it. This way she has inspired many other people in her situation. Also, she has managed to bring the world to the attention of the issues transgender and other minorities face in their daily lives. From her, everyone whether transgender or not can learn about the importance of staying true to oneself.

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