Caitlyn Jenner has partnered with WhoSay for a series of articles called “The Real Me,” the first of which went live on Monday.
“First of all, I want to thank you all for your support. The response to my new journey has been overwhelmingly positive and I’m eternally grateful for all of your sweet messages, letters, and gifts,” Jenner wrote in a post titled “The Journey Begins.”
“Up until now, I have totally isolated myself from the transgender community so I have a lot of catching up to do,” she continued. “I feel such a responsibility to this courageous group to try to get it right and tell all sides of the story. To me, that’s always the biggest question: am I doing it right?”
Jenner came out as transgender in April, and made her debut appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair last month. Since, Jenner has cataloged her journey through social media.
“I’ve heard every horror story there is in the book. You wouldn’t believe the types of ordeals these people have had, how they have had to literally fight for their own survival,” Jenner wrote in her first piece for WhoSay. “Many trans teens are bullied and abused in high school. It’s just horrendous. Then there’s the other dark side of this issue: did you know that nearly 25 percent of the women in high-end sex business are reportedly trans women?”