C aitlyn is currently documenting her gender transition through the series ‘I Am Cait’, and in the latest episode she decided to push her comfort zone and try out a swimsuit for the first time. She said to the cameras that the experiencing was liberating:
”Ok, I did it. I got the bathing suit on. It was nerve-racking, but it felt very freeing. And I did see my reflection in the glass door – looked pretty good.”
Previously she admitted that everything has to be done little by little and it all takes time to feel comfortable. She even ruled out the idea of a swimsuit because she felt it was happening too quickly:
‘This process of coming out doesn’t happen overnight. There are so many hurdles to overcome. Every day it seems like, ‘What about a bathing suit?’ See, I can’t even say it. It’s hard for it just to come out saying ‘a bathing suit.’ But that’s where I got to get and it’s going to take time.”
She said she wasn’t ready to see her body in a swimsuit and it would take her longer to be ready to do that:
”I don’t think I’m ready for that. You have to realise these girls transitioned years and years and years ago. I just don’t know if I’m ready to expose myself like that. Maybe down the line I’ll feel more comfortable with myself but right now I just can’t see myself doing.”
..and now she’s done it!