It’s a beautiful thing to see someone living their truth.
The world is finally getting to meet the real Bruce Jenner. And her name is Caitlyn. She has specifically chosen the “C” in Caitlyn as a way to separate herself from the Kardashian franchise. There’s not any hostility or bad feelings between her and her family but she wants to make this part of her journey about SELF discovery and PERSONAL identity.
Caitlyn is posing for photographer Annie Leibovitz for the cover of Vanity Fair. There will be an article accompanying the photos titled “Call Me Caitlyn”. In a short promo clip about the shoot, Caitlyn states:
“Bruce always had to tell a lie. He was always living that lie. Every day he always had a secret – from morning until night. Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets. As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out…I’m free.”
It’s an important message that Caitlyn is spreading. She may be starting to live her truth a little bit late in life, but some people go to their grave without ever living a day as their true self. She’s a wonderful spokesperson for the Trans community and feels that maybe she has found her calling in offering support and inspiration to those in hiding. The former Olympian bravely announced her transition during a Diane Sawyer interview in April.
Throughout her journey so far, she has been as open as possible with her children. In a two part special on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, she told her daughters of her intention to have facial feminization surgery. As the Kardashian/Jenner kids struggled through their own processing of all of this, Caitlyn made sure that they knew that she would always be their “dad”. She also tried to make it clear that while she would do whatever she could to make sure they weren’t hurting during all of this, it was time for her to live her own honest reality.
Jenner, now sixty five years old, is finally getting to show the world who she truly is. She tweeted:
“I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.”