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Caitlyn Jenner: A Journey of Acceptance

Caitlyn Jenner: A Journey of Acceptance

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While the media has been plastering headlines about the transition from Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner, another even more important journey has been happening for the Kardashian clan. That is the journey of acceptance that the family has slowly made to accept wholeheartedly the transformation and acknowledge it. The journey has been a rough one at times, as it is for many families of transgender people. But the very public one may make it easier for other families to accept these transformations within their own clans.

Kendall Leads The Way

It should come as no surprise that the youngest of the family, Kendall, has always been the one most accepting of Bruce’s journey to become Caitlyn. Part of a generation that is more open about gender identity questions, Kendall was an early acceptor of Bruce’s first announcements. She also was the first to re-post Vanity Fair’s amazing cover of Caitlyn with the caption “now that’s a cover.” She then went on to tweet her encouragement to Caitlyn with the message, “be free now pretty bird.” This ice breaking from a younger member of the family is often crucial in the early days after transition, when someone like Caitlyn is so vulnerable. That she is willing to risk rejection like this is an amazing example to others hesitating before making the leap.

Caitlyn Jenner As Role Model?

While some may scoff at the idea of having Caitlyn Jenner as a role model for the transsexual community, many have responded positively to this very public journey. Having a family accept this very difficult but freeing decision can be crucial for many transsexuals. It is hoped that with this model before them and the encouragement to families to support and love members of the family who make the choice, the journey towards a true embodiment of who we are inside and out can be less rocky.

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