Caitlyn Jenner Celebrates 5th Anniversary Of Her Transition: When I Wake Up In The Morning, I’m Happy With Myself
Caitlyn Jenner shockingly re-introduced herself for the very first time five years ago. In a revealing shoot, Caitlyn Jenner said goodbye to a lifelong battle with gender dysphoria, and medically and legally transitioned to womanhood. Despite previously garnering Olympic gold medals, a mega-famous reality show stint, and decades of media attention, the now-70-year-old says she felt seen for the very first time when she received her new driver’s license in July of 2015.
She shared in her latest interview:
“It was so emotional. There I was. Caitlyn Marie Jenner. But then, I wondered, did Bruce deserve to be thrown away like this? He did a lot of good things. He raised 10 kids. But I wasn’t turning around. Bruce did just about everything he can do. He raised 10 kids. Now what does Caitlyn do? I thought, what a great opportunity to change the world’s thinking; 51 percent of trans people attempt suicide. The murder rate — we’ve been losing one trans woman of color every two weeks.”
She reflected on how her transition impacted her political views:
“They said I’m ‘too controversial.’ And that hurt. I think I had been wearing rose-colored glasses. I thought I could change the world. Now I know I can only try and change one person at a time…I’ve changed my thinking in a lot of ways. [I’m] economically conservative, socially progressive [now.]…we need equality for all, regardless of who’s in the White House.”
“This is my journey. Yes, it is different than other trans people. I get it. But the bottom line is this: When I wake up in the morning, I’m happy with myself.”
Happy anniversary, Caitlyn!