Bruce Jenner Confirms Transition to Female
Did you watch the highly anticipated interview special, Bruce Jenner: The Interview on Friday night? If so, you learned that the 65-year-old Olympic gold medalist is in fact transitioning into a woman. This was the first time he opened up about the journey that the public has been speculating for months and months.
When ABC News’, and the interview’s host, Diane Sawyer asked Jenner about what was going on, he said, “Shall I take my ponytail out? Yeah, why not, huh? We’re talking about all this stuff. yeah, let’s take the damn ponytail out.” At that moment, Jenner literally and symbolically let his hair down as he built up to his big moment. He smiled and then went on to explain, “Yes, for all intents and purposes I am a woman. People look at me differently. They see you as this ‘macho male,’ but my heart and my soul and everything I do in life, it is part of me, that female side is part of me. It’s who I am. I was not genetically born that way. As of now, I have all the male parts and all that kind of stuff, so in a lot of ways we’re different, OK? But we still identify as female. And that’s very hard for Bruce Jenner to say. ‘Cause why? I don’t want to disappoint people.”
This interview has been in the making for months now. Part of it was conducted in Jenner’s home in Malibu, while other scenes were filmed at various locations in New York. Throughout the interview, Jenner made it clear that this wasn’t a spur of the moment decision to transition into a woman. Instead, it was something he was always dealing with. Jenner said, “I’ve been thinking about this day forever and what I should do with my life, how do I tell my story. It’s been really tough. But here I am, I’m still here. That’s the good news.”
While I haven’t been following this story as closely as the rest of the world has, it seems like Jenner is finally getting the inner peace he so desperately needed and wanted. Go Bruce! The world is rooting for you!
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