Praise for Caitlyn Jenner as reality show premieres

27 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘I Am Cait’ premieres; New York transgender woman says Caitlyn Jenner is ‘a real activist’.

Caitlyn Jenner’s documentary series charting her transition from reality star and Olympic hero to transgender advocate has been hailed as “educational and inspiring”. Caitlyn Jenner previously revealed that Kanye West helped Kim Kardashian acclimate to her coming out, and on the series premiere of E!’s I Am Cait, we watched as Kanye and Kim stopped by Caitlyn’s house to meet with her, her mother and sister Pam. “Kanye and I have never been really close, but I love his open-mindedness and how he’s helped Kim come to grips with what’s going on,” Caitlyn said on I Am Cait. In the first episode, which aired in the United States on Sunday, Jenner first revealed herself to her daughter Kylie using FaceTime video chat on her phone.

Although he seemed a little uncomfortable at first (and had an amusingly odd conversation with Pam about his sock shoes), Kanye offered the most unequivocal support for Caitlyn in the debut episode. “I think it’s one of the strongest things that have happened in our existence as human beings, that are so controlled by perception,” West said. “You couldn’t have been up against more. The show also received support from fellow reality star Lisa Vanderpump, who features in The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills and spin-off show Vanderpump Rules. She said: “I feel bad that these young people are going through such a difficult time in their life, we don’t want people dying over this, we don’t want people murdered over this stuff. “What a responsibility I have towards this community. Every type of thing, and it was still like, ‘Fuck it everybody, this is who I am.'” Later in the episode, Jenner visited with the parents of Kyler Prescott, a trans teenager who tragically killed himself earlier this year. As a 62-year-old transgender woman myself, I was especially moved at the end of the episode where they brought up the important issue about trans people being more likely to commit suicide that any other community.

I really feel she is trying to use her spotlight to draw attention to the problems that transgender people have, and that’s what impressed me the most about the show and about Caitlyn Jenner herself. During the show Jenner, 65, admitted she had contemplated suicide before coming out as Caitlyn, saying: “I’ve had some very dark moments in my life, I’ve been in my house with a gun and said: “Let’s just end it right here, no more pain, no more suffering. COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. But I remember there was one time where my mother was meeting me in Queens to go to a friend’s wedding, and she looked at me all made up, and she said, “You look very beautiful.

That was a very big deal to me, as well as the first time my mom gave me a birthday card addressed “to my daughter” instead of “son.” I thought of that when they showed Caitlyn signing a birthday card for her mom as “Caitlyn” for the first time. Having the therapist there when she told her mom was a great touch for the TV show, because the therapist gives a broader insight to the audience that this isn’t just one family’s struggle — it’s all families.

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