This video showing how children react to Caitlyn Jenner‘s transition is making me tear up with happiness, as I think about a world that is more accepting of the trans community.
The children who participated in the focus group video were presented with two pictures.
The first was a photo of a muscular 1976 Bruce Jenner in all his Olympic glory and the second a photo of Caitlyn Jenner in a red dress from her recent photo spread in Vanity Fair.
They were then told the photos showed the same person.
While one child said, “How could a boy turn into a girl? That’s impossible,” the conversation eventually turned into one of acceptance.
One child saying…
It’s important to be yourself because if you’re not yourself, then who are you?”
The kids were also shown some of the reaction, both positive and negative, to Jenner on social media.
They looked at each other in astonishment when read a tweet, which read:
Bruce Jenner is a sick man and I don’t need a psychiatrist to tell me Bruce Jenner has a mental disorder.”
Several had thoughtful and mature reactions.
I think they’re just scared of change, I think they just want everything to stay the same because they just don’t know how to handle it. It’s important for you to be yourself because if you’re not yourself then who are you?”