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Caitlyn Jenner launches new column about her transition

Joe Williams July 6, 2015

The public speaker, activist and former Olympian has joined the Huffington Post as a contributing blogger.

Jenner is set to write a series titled, ‘The Real Me’, which will explore the issues facing and people of the LGBT community, Yahoo reports.

Her first post was released Monday morning and titled “The Journey Begins.”

The article starts with “Hi everyone. Caitlyn here,” before detailing her experiences during the weeks since she first discussed her transition openly.

“Up until now, I have totally isolated myself from the transgender community, so I have a lot of catching up to do. 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?”

“I’ve heard every horror story there is in the book,” she writes of her recent experiences.

“You wouldn’t believe the types of ordeals these people have had, how they have had to literally fight for their own survival. Many trans teens are bullied and abused in high school. It’s just horrendous.”

She ends with a declaration that sounds like a tag line in the making: “Let’s live our true selves and make a positive difference while doing it.”

Last week, it was announced that the reality star has been included among the world’s most influential women.

The Woman’s Hour Power List honours those women who have a large and influential impact on the world, and was this year topped by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Jenner, star from Keeping Up With the Kardashians and former Olympic gold medal winner, took 7th place.

More: caitlyn jenner, First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, Huffington Post, Trans, US, USA

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