Caitlyn Jenner’s top inspirational quotes from ‘I Am Cait’ premiere

27 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Caitlyn Jenner praised by Kanye West on ‘I Am Cait.

After playing a match of tennis with her sister, Caitlyn Jenner made an important realization about her life as a woman: “Now I know why girls need a sports bra!” she joked.

Caitlyn Jenner was praised by rapper Kanye West for her bravery as he made a rare reality TV appearance on Jenner’s new series “I Am Cait” on Sunday night.Kanye West has emerged as the unexpected star of I Am Cait, the documentary series following Caitlyn Jenner in the aftermath of her transition to living as a woman. “You couldn’t have been up against more, your daughter is a supermodel, you’re a celebrity. The much awaited eight-part television documentary series on Caitlyn Jenner, which premiered Sunday night on E!, follows Jenner as she formally introduces herself as Caitlyn to her family — and to the rest of the world. However, he was filmed meeting Jenner, who transformed from male to female earlier this year, to praise her bravery in coming out as transgender in the premiere episode of her new reality TV series, which aired in the U.S. on Sunday.

If you’ve been following the story on magazine covers and angry dudes’ Twitter feeds and so forth, nothing that happens in the first episode was much of a surprise: As promised, Caitlyn meets her daughter Kylie for the first time, and reveals herself to her mother. And it was still like, ‘F*** everybody, this is who I am.’” For her part, Caitlyn explained how much she appreciates his support, saying: “Kanye and I have never really been very close, but I love his open-mindedness, and I love how he’s helped Kim come to grips with what’s going on.” Kanye also provides a moment of levity when he attempts to explain his “sock shoes” to Caitlyn’s sister Pam (“So tell me about your untied shoelaces”), mumbling an explanation: “The laces are sort of after the fact.” What is refreshing is that the network behind such progressive entertainment as What Would Ryan Lochte Do? could offer us a dignified, uplifting look at a real transgender person’s day-to-day existence.

The series will also showcase her journey as a trans advocate. “The tremendous amount of support that I have gotten has been overwhelming but you also have to realize that it’s not this way for everyone,” she explained within the first five minutes of the show. “I feel a tremendous responsibility here. I have a voice when there are so many trans people out there who do not have a voice.” At this point in the show, most of Jenner’s family has only spoken with Caitlyn on the phone or seen her in photos splashed on magazine tabloids. On Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which this show mercifully does not resemble at all, Bruce Jenner was presented as a bumbling dad and an easy punchline. I had tears and the American flag was going up in the middle and I thought that I could never be more proud of him,” she says. “And you know, I was wrong.

I was so proud of him for working so hard to be his authentic self.” “We need more tolerance and empathy towards other people,” Jenner emphasized. “It’s so hard for young people because they can’t see the future and because of that, they become extraordinarily desperate and suicide becomes an option. Forty-one percent of transgender individuals will make a suicide attempt in their lives; last night, Caitlyn visited the family of a transgender teenager who took his own life at 14, and talked to the mother to see what she can do to help.

There is no healing that kind of heartbreak, but showing the long odds and terrible tragedies that often befall transgender people makes this issue real for people. Sure, everyone’s still perfectly made up (and Kanye West shows up at one point), but the result is more or less subdued, and dare I say, educational, especially for viewers who are completely unaware of transgender issues, and even for those who are.

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