Months after introducing her new identity to the world on the cover of Vanity Fair, Caitlyn Jenner is ready to discuss the moment she knew it was time to come out as transgender. In a powerful speech, delivered at the Los Angeles premiere of the film "Tangerine" Monday, the former Olympian recalled being extremely alone before making the difficult decision.
According to People magazine, Jenner, 66, told audience members she had come a long way since her initial coming out. She said she had learned so much in nine months — largely because she finally had access to the necessary resources. In her speech, the star of E!'s "I Am Cait" said she was extremely isolated prior to living as her true self. After feeling badly about herself for years Jenner made the bold decision to be true to herself, coming out and devoting herself to the cause of helping others do so as well.
"After the last nine months that I have been 'out,' I have learned so much about this community," Jenner said. "I was totally isolated. I obviously couldn't 'out' myself for so many years, and then I got to a point in my life where I really felt like I really had to live my life authentically, and as who I was, and maybe by doing that I could make a difference, but this is a process of education."
Although Jenner's coming out serves as a happy time in her life, it was also met with a lot of controversy. Within the lengthy Vanity Fair article Kris Jenner's ex-husband shared several factoids about her relationship with the Kardashian momager, some comments which her daughters found offensive. The topic was breached several times during Season 10 of E!'s "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and the pilot season of "I Am Cait." Caitlyn was confronted by Khloé and Kim Kardashian, as well as her ex-wife. Fortunately, the family was able to reach a point of resolution and the Kardashians and Jenners have been very vocal in their support of Caitlyn since.