She reveals that the intense pressures of being the right kind of transgender role model keep her awake at night
Like a lot of other people we’re hyped for I Am Cait, Caitlyn Jenner’s TV show documenting her journey and the process of coming out as trans in the public eye.
E! has released a sneak preview of the TV show in which she talks about how she is finding it hard to sleep because she is worried about being a good role model and empowering the transgender community.
She’s filmed in bed saying “I feel bad that these [people] — especially young people — are going through such a difficult time in their life. We don’t want people dying over this. We don’t want people murdered over this stuff. What a responsibility I have towards this community. Am I going to do everything right? Am I going to say the right things? Do I project the right image? My mind’s just spinning with thoughts. I just hope I get it right. I hope I get it right.”
Jenner has won praise from trans actor Laverne Cox, who remarked on the importance of her coming out so publicly and transitioning in front of a global audience; in the process setting an example for young transgender people and proving that it can be done, no matter how hard it seems.
Jenner appears impassioned by the struggle that trans people, having cried on stage at the ESPY awards when she discussed how her family had helped her through her transition, and the dangers and obstacles that transgender people face today.