On Monday night, Caitlyn Jenner, received Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year Award, despite backlash over her inclusion. The ceremony was held in New York City to recognize women who are “trailblazers and newsmakers from across the worlds of entertainment, fashion, politics, business, and more.”
Now, I know what you’re thinking if you’re a woman. “Where’s my award?” Am I right?
Under those stipulations, I guess we can agree that Jenner has hit all of the categories. And she wasn’t the only recipient of the award that night. Also honored was the U.S. women’s national soccer team, Reese Witherspoon, Elizabeth Holmes, Victoria Beckham, Misty Copeland, Cecile Richards, and the women of Charleston.
In her speech, Jenner said, “We are constantly learning and growing as human beings learning about ourselves, but there is a second part of this population when it comes to gender. There is massive confusion deep down inside,” adding that she had “lost enthusiasm for life” years before she transitioned.
I wonder if Kris Jenner ever thinks about taking her children’s last name back. What’s that? She thinks about it everyday? Ok, thanks for sharing.
Jenner also said. “I always felt as an outsider. I never felt good on the male side and I wasn’t obviously on the female side. I was kind of stuck in the middle.” She revealed, “For years and years, I never felt like I fit in anywhere.”
It’s true. Jenner often seemed out of place on their hit show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, though most of us could never have conceived the reason why.
Jenner shared a painful memory. “I was getting destroyed in the tabloids every week, walking through the grocery line looking at the headlines. And so were my children and it was hurtful.”
And now that Jenner has had time to reflect, she told the audience, her decision to come out publicly was “by far the best thing I ever did.”
Caitlyn Jenner’s date to the ceremony was her daughter, Kylie Jenner.
Kylie wrote on her Instagram: “You’re amazing…congrats on being woman of the year.”
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