It’s been all the talk on TV and Social Media since it aired on ABC’s 20/20 last Friday night, and the Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer has proved to be an interview that will go down in history as one that will teach lessons, one that will break down barriers, and one that will save lives. Bruce Jenner’s last interview as Bruce and he prepares to become “her.”
At age 65, Bruce Jenner, “the World’s Greatest Athlete,” has decided it’s time to come out as transgender and complete the process to become a woman. At age 65, Jenner states that he does not want to die as someone other than who he really is. When the interview begins, the audience can see how nervous and emotional Jenner is. Even though his emotions are evident, Jenner is able to stay strong and explain life as a transgender perfectly.
Going into the interview, the media speculated on what it would do to Jenner’s image. After the interview, the message was clear: Jenner is HUMAN. Not a freak, not gay or straight. Bruce Jenner is human. Bruce Jenner did not wake up one day and decide he wanted to be a woman, he woke up one day and realized that he has been living a lie his entire life. As Jenner explains, he has felt that he was a woman trapped in a man’s body since he was a young child. As I’ve said before, we’re all human and this topic can be hard to wrap your head around. Sawyer asks all the right questions and Jenner answers with all the right answers to explain the topic in a very understandable way.
Jenner is viewed as a hero of humanity in this interview, and if you haven’t watched it yet I highly recommend it. I finally found the interview online and watched it today, it is truly groundbreaking. It’s the story of a person trying to figure out how to be herself. Jenner has gone from being the world’s greatest athlete running away from the fear of society to a person who is running the race to become accepted as a woman.
This interview teaches us all what it is to be transgendered. This interview is going to save and empower so many transgendered lives. As I already mentioned, this special edition of 20/20 is a MUST WATCH. The whole world needs to watch the interview in which Bruce Jenner becomes a champion for change for America and the rest of the globe.