Caitlyn Jenner never said she was perfect.
Following a few months of backlash for comments she has made about the transgender community, the reality star spoke out on her year of flubs AND wins for the latest issue of The Advocate. Let's just say its been a roller coaster ride for Ms. Jenner!
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Speaking on the positive aspects of her transition, the athlete revealed:
"I'm so much more comfortable with myself now than I was four months ago. I've pretty much been out everywhere."
Yup, we've definitely noticed Cait out and about more than ever! C.J.'s extrovert lifestyle is such a far cry from Bruce Jenner's lack of a social life!
As for the 66-year-old's previous assumptions that being a woman boiled down to looks, the poppa took the time to clarify her comments:
"You've got to at least look good, at least the best you can. But there's more to life and womanhood than just that. And those are things I'm learning; I'm trying to read up on it. I'm trying to understand it because it's all new to me. There's more to being a woman than hair and makeup."
So true! Being a woman is a lot more complex than just the right shade of lip gloss!
Despite the sport enthusiast's advances in thinking, she admits the process has been bittersweet:
"What I realized, is how my experience is so different than what a normal woman's would be growing up–that's obvious. The second chapter (referencing a book by Caitlin Moran) was about having your period. OK? I will never deal with that. So there is so much in life that I need to learn about who I am and be authentic with myself. But I never want to assume that this whole thing called womanhood, that I could ever experience all of that. I will be able to live authentically as female, but I've missed so much."
Aww. At least Caitlyn was brave enough to come out in the first place — there's never a better time than the present!
Here's to an even better 2016, girl!
[Image via The Advocate.]
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