Welcome Caitlyn Jenner, you are an inspiration.
Following Bruce Jenner on his journey of transformation, perhaps better said as revelation, has been captivating.
However you feel about the Kardashians, Bruce Jenner is an Olympic champion and pop culture icon.
Revealing himself as transgender is personally important to him, freeing him from a lie he had to tell every day, to every one.
Welcome Caitlyn Jenner
I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015
Bruce Jenner’s status in the public eye means it’s not just a transformation to Caitlyn Jenner, it’s a transformation into an icon for those feeling marginalized by their sexuality and binary sexual tropes.
She Broke The Internet
Obviously if you are reading this, the internet still works. But you probably haven’t been able to go anywhere without running into Caitlyn Jenner.
The internet is overflowing with support, her brand new Twitter account is at 1.26 Million followers as of writing this.
While there has been a landslide of support, the internet is also exploding with fresh memes and jokes.
So far they are blessedly good nurtured, and mostly expressing just how incredible Caitlyn Jenner looks.
Caitlyn Jenner is Prettier Than You
One of the first quips we saw was a simple repost of the cover with a great caption from Canadian comedian Kathleen McGee.
“That moment when Bruce Jenner now known as Caitlyn Jenner is hotter than you. DANG!!! Beautiful!” – kathleen_mcgee
That moment when Bruce Jenner now known as Caitlyn Jenner is hotter than you. DANG!!! Beautiful! A photo posted by Kathleen McGee (@kathleen_mcgee) on
Rapper 50 Cent joined the fun by re-posting another joke spreading like wild fire, suggesting Caitlyn Jenner is prettier than his ex wife Kris Jenner.
A photo posted by 50 Cent (@50cent) on
A lot of people are pointing out how Caitlyn resembles the stunning American Horror Story actress Jessica Lang. Referencing her as taking over the role of supreme from the season focusing on witchcraft known as Coven. “Call me the supreme” This photoshop was a favorite we found on the instagram of thejohnnysmith
Congrats #caitlynjenner exercising some of that sexy Jessica Lange realness. #byebruce #welcomecaitlyn A photo posted by Johnny Smith (Jonathan Smith) (@thejohnnysmith) on
The Beautiful Jenner Photoshoot
Annie Leibovitz was a perfect choice to perform this now iconic Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair photoshoot.
She is known for her stunning celebrity photos, often with relatively simple set ups that allow you to really see her subject as a human being.
From Rolling Stone covers featuring the rolling stones, to the infamous photo of a nude John Lennon wrapped around Yoko Ono she captured just hours before Lennon was murdered.
An iconic photographer for an iconic photo shoot.
She did an incredible job.
Vanity Fair Caitlyn Jenner Photoshoot Promo
In getting ready for the release of the Vanity Fair cover, they released a promotion on their youtube that features a voice over from Caitlyn Jenner that is telling, sad, and beautiful.
“I was probably at the games because I was running away from a lot of things. Uhh.. very very proud of the accomplishment, I don’t want to diminish that accomplishment.
The last few days of doing this shoot… was about my life… and who I am as a person.
It’s not about the fanfair, it’s not about people cheering in the stadium. It’s not about going down the street and everybody giving me a “Thattaboy bruce” pat on the back. Ok.
This is about your life.
Bruce… always had to tell a lie.
He was always living that lie, everyday, he always had a secret; From morning to night. Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets.
Soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out… I’m free.” – Caitlyn Jenner
These are the quotes that add the substance and make Caitlyn Jenner a true inspiration.
The Inevitable Caitlyn Jenner Controversy.
While today we celebrate an iconic moment for transgender people, the sexually marginalized, the LGBT community, and really all humans who believe in living a genuine honest life.
There will no doubt spring up a darker side. Though they are minor so far there will no doubt be detractors.
There will be people claiming the shoot was nothing but photoshop, they’ll try to hound pictures of her looking less than glamorous for tabloids, and worse they’ll try and make her feel bad or question her happiness with her decision.
We Are Proud Of You Caitlyn
Let’s try to focus on what this is.
A woman who finally feels free to be exactly who she is.