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Caitlyn Jenner Reveals Her Real Self in New Blog Series

The E! star opens up about the reactions she's received from the trans community in an essay for HuffPo.

The support for Caitlyn Jenner has been overwhelmingly positive. And the E! star is "eternally grateful" for the outpouring of love she's received since going public with her transition. In her new Huffington Post column "The Real Me," Caitlyn is opening up about the reactions she's received from others in the trans community. "Up until now, I have totally isolated myself from the transgender community, so I have a lot of catching up to do," she writes. "I feel such a responsibility to this courageous group to try to get it right and tell all sides of the story. To me, that's always the biggest question: am I doing it right?"

She goes on to elaborate on how she's gotten to know others who have gone through a similar experience. "A few weeks ago, I had dinner with some of my new friends — a group of six trans women — and I went around the table and asked each of them how long it had been since their transitions. One said 20 years, another said 15 years ago... seven years ago... three years ago... They came around to me and I said, 'Two weeks.'"

Despite the recent change, Caitlyn is already making an impact. "Flash-forward a few weeks and I've already learned so much about this community, the issues and the people involved," she continues. "It's been an eye-opening experience for me — and it's mainly made me realize how fortunate I am." Caitlyn ends her first post with some inspiring words: "Let's live our true selves and make a positive difference while doing it." E!'s docu-series I Am Cait premieres on July 26.

 

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