Caitlyn Jenner, who's already documenting her personal transition in E! series I Am Cait, is now blogging to raise awareness about the people and issues in the LGBT community—a fitting move for one of the world's most powerful women.
In the first post for her weekly WhoSay.com column The Real Me, Jenner poignantly explains why she's doing the series:
"Up until now, I have totally isolated myself from the transgender community so I have a lot of catching up to do. 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?
...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. 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% of the women in high-end sex business are reportedly trans women?
Seeing how my new friends have overcome their adversities is such an inspiration. They are so well-adjusted and smart. I'll be sharing their stories here in the coming weeks and I can't wait for you to get to know them. They are just like you and me."
Read the full post here.