Posted in Contextual Studies Year 2

Celebrity Influence – Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner Arthur Ashe award for courage

  • 20% of transgender people are homeless
  • 41% of transgender individuals attempt suicide at least once in their lives
  • Dealt with situation on own in private, Made experience educational but frightening
  • Young people learning they are different, getting bullied, murdered, suicide
  • Power of the spotlight – attention brings responsibility – actions are observed and absorbed
  • Wants to tell story the right way to keep learning and remake landscape of trans issues
  • Promote simple idea – accepting people for who they are – learn as much as you can about another person to understand
  • Transition was harder than anything could have imagined and is the same for most trans people – they deserve respect for their courage and decisions
  • Coming to terms with being true to who you are shouldn’t mean having to deal with hate crime
  • Deserve a more empathetic society

22transphobic hate – “freak” – not going to affect everyone within society

nvkdlInspired by Jenner’s work – could be a positive thing for the trans community

45% of US adults believe that celebrities can make a positive difference to issues they are promoting

One in four teenagers admit they are more influenced by celebrities than people they know, according to a new survey.

With this amount of society so affected by the lives of celebrities and the mass portrayal of celebrity lives in the media – should have a positive affect of views of transgender community


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