Read Caitlyn Jenner’s first blog post.
Caitlyn can now add “blogger” to her list of talents.
Before her transition, Caitlyn Jenner says she “totally isolated” herself from the transgender community.
Now that she’s been welcomed with open arms, Jenner feels a responsibility to use her profile to help tell the stories of her new tribe.
“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,” she wrote in a blog post for Who Say.
“I’ve heard every horror story there is in the book. You wouldn’t believe the types of ordeals these people have had, how they have had to literally fight for their own survival. 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?”
The post, titled The Journey Begins, is the first in a weekly series called The Real Me that Jenner intends to use to document her journey and tell the stories of others in the trans community.