For all you who don’t know, Bruce Jenner has recently come out to the world as Caitlyn Jenner and has really struck up a media frenzy. Bruce was hiding this secret his entire life, but it wasn’t just a secret, he was hiding himself.
Just shortly after his big announcement, articles and pictures started surfacing criticizing negative thoughts about Caitlyn. One specifically caught my attention, it was a picture comparing a wounded soldier and Caitlyn, arguing that she is no hero.
In my opinion, Caitlyn is a hero, a role model, and incredibly brave. She has taught us that in an incredibly judgmental world, you should always be yourself, no matter who that person is or what others are going to say or think about you. She has taught us confidence!
In a society, so focused on looks, so many girls lose confidence and lose themselves. Caitlyn is confident through all the negative and putting focus on herself. She teaches us to help others. Caitlyn is starting a series on E network to focus on “ways of lowering the rates of suicide and attempted suicide in the transgender community, among other issues”
Caitlyn can teach us so much, and has already done so, so put yourself in her shoes and think about what it would be like to finally open up to the world and put yourself out there, to finally live your own life. If thats not bravery, I don’t know what is.