Here’s some of what Caitlyn wrote:
Up until now, I have totally isolated myself from the transgender community so I have a lot of catching up to do. I feel such a responsibility to this courageous group to try to get it right and tell all sides of the story. To me, that’s always the biggest question: am I doing it right?
A few weeks ago I had dinner with some of my new friends—a group of six trans women—and I went around the table and asked each of them how long it had been since their transitions. One said 20 years, the other one said 15 years ago…seven years ago…three years ago… They came around to me and I said, “Two weeks.”
It’s hard to process how recent Caitlyn’s transition has been, hasn’t it? It’s been quite something.
Caitlyn has learned about the struggles transgender people experience.
Flash forward a few weeks and I’ve already learned so much about this community, the issues, and the people involved. It’s been an eye-opening experience for me—mainly realizing how fortunate I am.
I’ve heard every horror story there is in the book… Many trans teens are bullied and abused in high school. It’s just horrendous. Then there’s the other dark side of this issue: did you know that nearly 25% of the women in high-end sex business are reportedly trans women?*
Seeing how my new friends have overcome their adversities is such an inspiration. They are so well-adjusted and smart. I’ll be sharing their stories here in the coming weeks and I can’t wait for you to get to know them. They are just like you and me.
Caitlyn said this was the first post that she planned to write, so we’ll get to hear more from her. She really seems to be dedicated to educating the general public about the experiences of the transgender community. It’s great that she’s using her platform for such a great cause.
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