As you are probably aware, the Bruce Jenner interview aired last night, In the interview, Bruce Jenner revealed that he is Transitioning into a women (note: in the interview, Bruce and Diane Sawyer stated that the use of the name “Bruce” and use of the pronouns he/his/him are still right while he is Transitioning. So I’ll be using Bruce Jenner and male pronouns in the article.) The interview itself was rather compelling as the world got a glimpse into the struggle that Bruce has gone through during his life and coming to the realization that he was born in the wrong body. Woven through the interview was information on the struggle and how far the Transgender community has come over the years. It even informed viewers on terminology and what each word means. The whole broadcast was extremely informational. It opened many people’s eyes.
Bruce’s journey pretty much shows the pain that a person struggling with their Gender identity issues and being able to come to terms with the fact they are Transgender. It showed it in a different light. It allowed people to really understand it because of how openly Bruce was in the interview. From the event that made Bruce thinking about committing suicide to letting his family know about him Transitioning. Then it even covered his first wives and his children’s’ support and reaction to the news. You got to see the love that his children had for him and how much they support him and want him to be happy.
The biggest thing I think to take away from this is the use of straight, gay, lesbian after he Transitions. Bruce summed that topic up prefectly:
“There’s two different things here. Sexuality is who you personally are attracted to—who turns you on— male or female. But gender identity has to do with who you are as a person and your soul, and who you identify with inside, okay?”
Pretty much, you love who you love-don’t label it.
Besides all Transgender info, Bruce has taught us to live life the way we want to because you never know when you might die and it will be too late to. Don’t try to please other with the way you live your life, just live it the way you want to. If they truly cared about you, they will still like. It also taught us that Kayne West is actually brilliant because he understood Bruce’s situation to where he made Kim Kardashian West understand it better. Kayne just told her that he could have everything he we wanted but it would mean nothing if he couldn’t be himself. Preach.
I highly recommend watching the interview, especially if you don’t understand being Transgender and what it is. I would recommend watching it if you just were looking for something special and interesting to watch. It really was a must see interview. I hope Bruce can successfully continue down his path and be happy finally living his life the way he wants to.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
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