Glamour Magazine honoured trans trailblazer, Caitlyn Jenner with the Transgender Champion award at American GLAMOUR’s Women of the Year awards.
Since coming out as trans a little over six months ago, Jenner has shone a spotlight on trans issues in America and has done her best to preach understanding and acceptance with her reality docu-series, I Am Cait. On Monday night, the 66 year-old former Olympian was honoured with a coveted Glamour Woman of the Year Award.
When accepting, Jenner opened up about her journey thus far. “Over the last six months, it has been the most eye-opening experience of my life.
“For years and years, I never felt like I fit in anywhere. I always felt as an outsider. I never felt good on the male side and I wasn’t obviously on the female side. I was kind of stuck in the middle, but all of a sudden, after making this decision and coming out, it was by far the best thing I ever did, because for so many years, I lost my enthusiasm for life. I literally would be standing in my house for almost six years because I never wanted to come out, just to go to work, that’s about it.
“Now, actually, I like going out and I like being myself.”
Watch her full speech below:
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