E! News and the Today Show just revealed there will be an 8 part documentary on Caitlyn Jenner. It will feature her in her new life as a woman. Caitlyn, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, talks about having her makeup done for the first time professionally and the challenges women face daily.
While Caitlyn (as Bruce) has been seen over the years on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, as husband to Kris and father to the siblings, it is important to understand this is not about KUWTK, but about a man who felt like he was living a lie his whole life being a man and now she is finally able to be who she truly believes she is.
She has been given the opportunity to make transgender a household name. In one interview, she said “Maybe this is my greatest calling in life.”
Transgender may be something you don’t feel comfortable with and that’s ok. Empathy and compassion for all are important.
Some Christians would say it is against God and I would challenge them with this thought. If, as a Christian, you believe we all have to live in the bodies we are born with, think about this. Our bodies are made up of genetic DNA. It is through this we have the chromosomes which make us male and female. What happens when that genetic make-up tips a little more one way than the other. For example, some women are born and absolutely love everything “girly” and pink and fluffy….no one thinks, oh, she is too much of a girl. If another girl is born and turns out to be rough and tumble, likes to get dirty, she is labeled “Tom-Boy” but still thought of as a girl. It has been proven these styles have nothing to do with the household. A girl is going to be the girl she wants to be. Now, take those same girls and have there genetic makeup tip more in one way or another, causing them to find other girls attractive, this could lead to them being lesbian. If their genetic makeup leads them to feeling like they are just in the wrong body altogether, it is almost accepted in society for a girl to look or act “boyish” but as a society, we refuse to want to accept it when it is a man wanting to look or be feminine.
Caitlyn Jenner is showing the world it is OK to be WHO you are. When she had a male body, she was strong, she was fearless, she was an adrenaline junky….now she can still be that, and be a beautiful woman too. She can be strong AND womanly.
Her platform is just beginning. It will open the door for so many discussions.
If you accept it, GREAT, if you are bothered by it, ask yourself why?