Monday, June 01, 2015
And we have finally learned Jenner's femme name. I presume we'll find out later how Jenner came to choose that name, but interestingly enough she didn't spell it with a 'K'.
I believe that any positive discussion that happens about trans people in the USA and educates the moveable middle is good for the entire trans community.
Caitlyn will also be getting the ESPY's Arthur Ashe Courage Award that has been given to the late Stuart Scott and Robin Roberts just to name two recipients of it.
Personally I think Fallon Fox should have gotten that award, but nevertheless that's another Jenner accomplishment that should be celebrated and cheered by our community.
The attention Caitlyn is getting also gives the rest of us in Trans World an opening with our local media outlets to spring off of that attention and shape a trans discussion that touches upon the issues that we deem important in our local communities..
Yes, there will be some haters and jealous folks in our trans ranks upset because they aren't getting that kind of media attention that rates a photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz.
Some of transkind will be pissed because they don't have access to the finances, surgeons, laser epilation and trans specific medical care that is going to speedily upgrade Caitlyn's body from one of a former Olympic champion to the babe that has been inside her for 65 years and is now being introduced to her family and the world.
Hell, I'm envious of that at times even with cis women with hourglass shapes, but unfortunately, that's life. Sometimes we get DNA blessings that others don't. There will be women cis and trans who are smarter, prettier and sexier. Hormones can also be much more generous to some trans women than others. Some have the finances to get the trans specific procedures they need when they want them while others will have to wait decades or never be able to get them..
All I or any trans woman can do is work with the hand that we're dealt and evolve to become the best women we can be.
But instead of hating, let's celebrate the fact a trans woman made the cover of Vanity Fair. Let's celebrate the fact we have a positive discussion happening about trans issues right now that will potentially speed up the timetable for trans human rights achievement. Let's celebrate the fact this may be another huge step toward the attainment of our ultimate goal of acceptance of trans people's humanity in all facets of our society.
And let's celebrate the fact that Caitlyn is finally coming out of a cocoon she's been in for 65 years and is coming out to the world as her true self.