Monday, August 10, 2015

I AM CAIT

 
So , have any of you been watching I Am Cait? At first, I wasn't sure I wanted to pick up another program to watch, but having two friends who went through a transition, and being in New Hope, I thought, yes I will watch.
 
 
And every show I have to admit, I have not made it through without some tissues. Cait and her new circle of friends are a bunch of swell gals, but hearing what they have been through to get where they are is just terrible.  Unfathomable for Caitlyn. She’s only been out for a few months and has never faced employment discrimination, financial scares or violence against her. It’s clearly an eye-opener. But the connections and good times they are sharing is very touching.  Just yesterday I was poolside at the Raven for relaxation. In later walked a beautiful tall glass of water. Could have been Cait, except a little more feminine. And tall.  Later at the cabana bar whilst getting a drink, we struck up a conversation and her name was Camille. While talking,  a group of young gaylings from out of town were there, and  their click were making cracks.  After some time I finally said "If you have a problem with trans people you best excuse yourselves from New Hope, because we have a very open and welcome rule here." Well they huffed off. And later one did come up and apologize for his rudeness. Just blew my mind that even in the community these citizens have to face uphill battles. Camille went on to tell me about her transition from male to female, and the problems she has faced from family, friends and her job. Luckily, she has new friends, and two family members have called her since I Am Cait premiered. It has opened their eyes. So a show can have some good effect once in a while. Even though Camille's life is going well now, inside I was crying for what she went though similar to what the girls on the show did. Needless to say, I never did make it back to sun my body, and we even took dinner in the dinning room and vowed to keep in touch, and hang out. After all were all one people and everybody needs friends. Stop being afraid of what you don't understand I say. I think Cait and this show is going to help many.
 
 
But can we please, PLEASE keep the Kardashian's off this show, except for Cait's biological children. Is that to much to ask? 

18 comments:

  1. I agree that some the LGBT's have issues with the T's and just need to build a bridge and get over it. We have all struggled with our orientation at one time or another so to judge anyone else's journey just makes no sense.

    And yeah, keep the Kardastrophes off the show please.

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    1. your right Bob...."We have all struggled with our orientation at one time or another so to judge anyone else's journey just makes no sense" If we can't follow what you said then we as a community haven't learned a thing.

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  2. I too have been watching and learning! It's actually been a very touching show. And how nice to meet a new friend.

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  3. One of the kids I coached on an academic team is transgender. Another learning opportunity :-)

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  4. I like the honesty here. I don't watch the show, but I know many people do and I hope she keeps it honest and makes a positive difference for the transgender community.

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  5. I've been sort of keeping up with the show. I meant to watch it on Sunday, but you know about my DVR issues! I'm recording yesterday's episode when they broadcast it later tonight, and I'll likely watch it before I go to bed.

    And thanks for being a great ally! xoxo

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    1. No need to thank me........it is my pleasure😊😊😊

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  6. Maybe it's just me, but I have known my share of transgendered people. This just isn't a big deal to me. I am happy for Ms. Jenner. There is nothing greater than finding, claiming, and displaying your own personal truth no matter what it may be. What a nice story you had too. Sounds like you had a lovely afternoon.

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    1. Very nice of your outlook too. I think people are afraid of what they don't understand or comprehend

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  7. I can only image the uphill battle trans folks have to battle...even with open-minded people who have a difficult time relating. I wish them all.the best!

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  8. I too have been enjoying the show.It would be great if Ms. Jenner would set up an Education Trust Fund to help some of these folks out.

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  9. Amen! I think the show will break ground and has. I just hope Cait will take the role and really do a legit job and keep the K's off the show. Gay, lesbian bi- trans...we must all get along and unite.... let us be who we want to be.

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  10. Appalled and disappointed by the self-absorbed clowns running for leadership, it is heartening and refreshing to read the adventures of a person such as you, Maddie, a genuine leader.

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    1. You are too kind and what a lovely compliment, but I don't know about leader. I just say treat those how you would like to be treated.

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  11. You both could be role models.i love that you had a lovely afternoon and now a new friend. I too have been enjoying I Am Cait.and agree with the tissues. The scene with his mother really got me.

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    1. Oh me too!!!!! Is his mother great or what?!? It was a touching scene

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  12. I haven't seen the show yet, but have it dvr'd. You are to be commended. I have never encountered a transgender person yet, but I'm afraid I'd put my foot in my mouth, but not intentionally.

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  13. Yes, I've been watching it every single week.
    It's interesting to see it from that angle, the community...

    Gonna stay a faithful viewer. :)

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