5 Things We Learned From Caitlyn Jenner’s Transition

Caitlyn Jenner’s news story has captured the hearts and minds of millions of people. In her recent interview, the former Olympian has revealed her hopes and dreams of the future, and her deepest regrets.

In this article we will be taking a look at the biggest reveals and how they have impacted Caitlyn’s life.

1. The Vanity Fair photoshoot took place just a few weeks ago.

Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz traveled to Jenner’s home on 6 May, 2015 to help ensure Caitlyn was as comfortable as possible. Cassandra, her oldest daughter was there throughout the day.


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2. Jenner suffered from a panic attack after the surgery.

The facial surgery took a grueling 10 hours to complete, and Jenner had only thought it would take half that time. After it was completed, Jenner had a panic attack and thought, “What did I just do? What did I just do to myself?”

The panic attack only lasted about fifteen seconds, and a counsellor from the Los Angeles Gender Centre assured her it was a perfectly normal reaction.

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3. Jenner revealed what surgery she has had.

She has said that while she hasn’t had genital surgery, she has had two nose jobs, a tracheal shave (which reduces the cartilage in the throat to give it a more feminine shape), breast augmentation and the facial surgery mentioned above.


4. Jenner has “girls’ nights” with her children and they fully support her.

As part of the transition, Jenner hosted small gatherings for friends and her daughters, and called them “girls’ nights.” Wine and food were on offer, but their main purpose was to allow her to dress how she wanted and feel ‘natural’ in the presence of other women.

Cassandra, her oldest daughter, revealed that she was “nervous that I wouldn’t make her feel comfortable.” But after the two got talking their anxiety disappeared and they “talked more than we ever have.”


5. Jenner’s transitioning dates back to the 80’s.

While Jenner was terrified of out her, her transition actually started back in the late 80s. Caitlyn (then Bruce) was taking a regiment of hormones to stimulate breast growth, and also underwent electrolysis to remove facial hair.


“Call me Caitlyn,” Jenner had asked the world and has enjoyed tremendous support from friends, family and even social media. Jenner even received a Tweet from Barack Obama (US President) for her courage to tell her story.

Original source interview from Vanity