Caitlyn Jenner: I Feel A “Responsibility” To The Transgender Community
Caitlyn Jenner says she’s “eternally grateful” for people supporting her transition in a new WhoSay blog she posted on Monday called “The Real Me.” The former Olympic athlete noted in her piece that she wanted a place where she could share not only her story, but also the stories of other transgender people.
“Hi everyone. Caitlyn here,” begins Jenner in her blog post, adding, “First of all, I want to thank you all for your support. The response to my new journey has been overwhelmingly positive and I’m eternally grateful for all of your sweet messages, letters, and gifts.” She adds, “Up until now, I have totally isolated myself from the transgender community so I have a lot of catching up to do.”
Jenner goes on to say that she feels a “responsibility” to share some of their stories with the world. “I’ve already learned so much about this community, the issues, and the people involved,” writes Jenner, noting, “It’s been an eye-opening experience for me — mainly realizing how fortunate I am.” She continues, “I’ve heard every horror story there is in the book. You wouldn’t believe the types of ordeals these people have had, how they have had to literally fight for their own survival.”
“Seeing how my new friends have overcome their adversities is such an inspiration. They are so well-adjusted and smart,” writes Jenner. “I’ll be sharing their stories here in the coming weeks and I can’t wait for you to get to know them. They are just like you and me.”
What do you think of Caitlyn Jenner’s first blog post?