Bruce Jenner’s transformation into Caitlyn Jenner was of great importance for the world as we know it today, and with the media coverage it received, it touched quite a few lives. This celebrated Olympic icon and the patriarch of one of the most famous families in the world, seemed to have a successful life, but in fact, he was struggling with gender dysphoria.
If you know her story, then you’re probably guessing already: gender dysphoria is the condition of feeling one’s emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one’s biological sex.
Bruce Jenner is now Caitlyn Jenner: the real person who has lived in the athlete’s body since forever, according to her claims. And since the world could be a part of this story, it could witness all the challenges that came with this transition, in every sense. Including the family aspect.
In her memoir “The Secrets Of My Life”, written during her main years of becoming her authentic self, Caitlyn says: “Imagine denying your core and soul. Then add to it the most impossible expectations that people have for you because you are the personification of The American Male Athlete.”
She transitioned in 2015, but spent decades hiding her true self and hiding a secret hobby – dressing up as a woman. Whenever she stayed home alone, she would immediately go to her secret locked up closet. She kept a small collection of dresses and feminine outfits while she was married to Kris.
She writes in her memoir: “With everyone out of the house I dressed up, I went into Kylie‘s room to check myself out because it had a full-length mirror.”
However, the girls’ computer camera was on. This was their idea of catching themselves in case they steal each other’s wardrobe. You can imagine what happened next.
Everything seemed to be going well until the girls yelled at their mother: ‘Oh my God, what’s on the computer screen?’ She says: “They were mercifully too young to understand.”
This event happened years before Jenner told her kids about the plans for transition.
Among the numerous times she felt the need to dress-up, she would go to the cinema dressed as a woman. Sneaking out was the best idea for her. This happened while staying at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. She had troubles while going to the bathroom and waited to be alone.
The long awaited The Secrets Of My Life book by Caitlyn Jenner has finally been released. And the world is standing on edge to learn the secrets indeed.