Bruce Jenner, the Olympian male sports icon, revealed the one true story from the reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians with a heartfelt plea for support as he transitions from a man to a woman.
Bruce Jenner and the Kardashian clan can easily grab the headlines, but this storyline could not have been imagined as the big-eyed Bruce revealed his gender transition secrets and hopes his story will change perceptions.
Bruce’s gender transition was the central theme of his interview on the American network ABC with Diane Sawyer, where Bruce revealed his plan to live life as a woman.
“For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman, People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life — it is part of me. That female side is part of me. That’s who I am.
“I’m not stuck in anybody’s body. My brain is much more female than male.”
Being an Olympian and a male icon is a big enough role to carry, but to play that for 65 years and then become a woman is almost incomprehensible. Bruce Jenner is in the middle of his own real life opera as he transforms the story for transgenders all over the world by publicly announcing his transition into a woman.
Bruce was well humored as he explained that for over 300 episodes of the reality TV show, he quietly held the one true story that would eclipse all the other Kardashian tales and traumas.
“The entire run, I kept thinking to myself, ‘Oh my god, this whole thing, the one real true story in the family, was the one I was hiding and nobody knew about it.’ The one thing that could really make a difference in people’s lives was right here in my soul, and I could not tell that story.”
There seems to be a groundswell of positive support for Bruce Jenner as his stepdaughter Kim Kardashian leads the pack, thanking him for his courage and bravery to reveal his current transition.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2015
The ramifications of this story are wide and will go deep into the transsexual and transgender community, giving them a new voice.
“We’re going to make a difference in the world with what we’re doing. And if the whole Kardashian show and reality television gave me that foothold into that world — to be able to go out there and really do something good, I’m all for it. I got no problem with that.”
There are an estimated 700,000 transgender people in the U.S. living in a society that does not always respond so positively to transgender issues. Time will tell as Bruce Jenner moves into the elective surgery phase of his transition and his physical appearance changes into what we recognize as “female.”
[Image and Video Credit/Getty Images and ABC News]