A quote from Caitlyn Jenner in this H&M Magazine video. She’s inspiring, she has that feeling of normal trans person oozing from every pore, yet somehow her celebrity masks it all in a strange way.
I have no doubt she shares much of the same pain and heartache many transgender people feel but I always wonder how much easier it must be to know you don’t have to worry about making a crust. All that earning a living, getting a job, playing the game, competing across the board, is tough for most people, but for trans people it’s much harder. Even today after all the news coverage over the years and the increased awareness it’s still a massive problem. When a recruitment agency rings, asks to speak to Ms ….. and your male voice answers “This is she”, then you realise the phone has been hung up, or they did a check on you and they cancelled an interview … you still have to look in the mirror and hope that one day you will wake up in the morning and just be yourself.