Caitlyn Jenner's First Road Trip With Friends Forces Her to Face a Harsh Reality

Caitlyn JennerIt hasn't been long since Caitlyn Jenner first introduced herself to the world, but what happened even before that? She was living as Caitlyn in her personal life. And on this week's episode of I Am Cait, Caitlyn took a road trip with her new trans friends, and it's the first time Caitlyn went on the road as her true self.

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After gathering a group of trans women together for a girls' night (with the help of friend Jennifer Boylan) at her Malibu pad, one thing became incredibly clear: She had no idea the struggles that women who don't have the privileges she does can face when they're transitioning. That leads to one very brilliant idea -- a road trip to San Francisco to visit the Human Rights' Campaign's headquarters -- and Caitlyn couldn't have been more pumped.

This road trip was a big deal for her for a lot of reasons, but mostly because it's the first time she packed for a trip as Caitlyn. She was on a high the entire drive, and it's amazing to see how happy she is surrounded by people who understand her experiences.

But then, when they arrived at the HRC, the you-know-what hit the fan. 

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Suddenly, Caitlyn was faced with talking to women who have been rejected by their friends and families after coming out, and women who have had no choice but to resort to sex work to pay their bills and feed their families.  

"When you came out, [my feelings were] so mixed, because it seems like you have these transgendered women of color who were basically doing the same thing you were doing and nobody wanted to hear it," one of the women said.

It's heartbreaking to hear what these women have been through, and next week, the visit to the HRC continues. I'm looking forward to hearing more of their stories, and I'm so glad that they have the opportunity to be heard.

 

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