Never let anyone tell you who you are and what you are not. This is the underlying principle and one of the most important things one could ever learn from people who find the courage to come out and show their real self before the judging eyes of the public – from someone extraordinary like Caitlyn Jenner.
This video features Olympic gold medalist and national hero Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, as she accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in the 2015 ESPN’s ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards in Los Angeles.
Aside from mesmerizing the audience with her glamour and stunning dress, Caitlyn also impressed everyone with her story of exceptional courage since her transition. What made her speech more remarkable is that she didn’t make it all about herself instead, she inspired everyone by explaining the importance of accepting and respecting one another despite the differences.
Truly an advocate for the greater acceptance of transgender people, Caitlyn gets an overwhelming standing ovation for the courage she demonstrated in overcoming the challenges and pressures of revealing her true self.