Caitlyn Jenner: Honesty
Why being honest is the key to peace of mind with Olympic Decathlon Champion and the world's most famous transgender woman Caitlyn Jenner.
Why being honest with yourself and the people closest to you is vital for peace of mind with Olympic Decathlon Champion and the world's most famous transgender woman Caitlyn Jenner. Caitlyn was born Bruce Jenner, but struggled with gender dysphoria, which is where there’s a mismatch between someone’s biological sex and their gender identity. Caitlyn’s greatest sporting moment came at the 1976 Olympic games in Montreal, where as an amateur American athlete, she saw off the Soviet challenge at the height of the Cold War to win Decathlon gold, smashing the world record in the process. Fame and adulation followed, including nearly landing the role of Superman that eventually went to Christopher Reeve, but the gender dysphoria was always bubbling away under the surface. The 1980s were a tough period for her, and after close to a couple of decades as part of reality TVs most famous family- the Kardashian clan- in 2015, Caitlyn finally came out as a transgender woman. In this episode Simon Mundie and Caitlyn discuss some of the lessons she has learnt throughout her incredible life. They talk about the importance of honesty, and being true to yourself and your family around you. About not judging a book by its cover, as someone who apparently has it all may well be suffering inside. They talk about the importance of having a sense of humour, and why it’s all about the challenges you overcome, not the heights you attain. They recorded this episode of Don’t Tell me The Score at Caitlyn’s house in Malibu in Los Angeles- and there is an i-player film of the interview too, it's definitely worth checking out.