Caitlyn Jenner – Before
Anyone who hasn’t heard of Caitlyn – or Bruce – Jenner has been clearly living inside a whale. The announcement and transformation that took place in 2015, through a Vanity Fair cover story no less, was the single biggest transgender event in recent history. This is the story that brought the transgender community to the front and center of everyone’s minds, and changed the landscape forever.Of course, Bruce Jenner was no stranger to headlines before that. Winning the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics, he was instantly hailed as “an all-American hero”, and launched a career that spanned modelling, car racing, TV shows, film, writing, and – of course – Keeping Up With The Kardashians. With KUWTK, he was in the limelight once again, and ready to steal the show.
Caitlyn Jenner – After
Life since she became Caitlyn has been a rollercoaster ride for the most famous openly transgender woman in the world. The media frenzy reached epic proportions, and all of a sudden all eyes were on Caitlyn, and how she would represent her newly adopted community. This was an evolution, and all of a sudden the wider world was finally starting to realize what being transgender really meant.Sure, there has been some missteps. Any person at the forefront of a revolution is going to say some things they regret, and her comment that the hardest part about being a woman is “figuring out what to wear” certainly raised some eyebrows. But all in all, the wider world is now a richer and more well-informed place for having Caitlyn Jenner in it.