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Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Accepts The Transgender Champion Award At The Glamour Awards 2015

It’s undeniable that 2015 has been the year of Caitlyn Jenner. Following her emotional interview with Diane Sawyer in April, she has covered Vanity Fair and launched her own reality show I Am Cait. Last night, she made an emotional speech at The Glamour Awards 2015.

Words: Matt Hooper, Subeditor: Alice Marshall

Caitlyn Jenner (image: Flickr)
Caitlyn Jenner (image: Flickr)

Caitlyn Jenner kinda slayed at the Glamour Awards last night.

As she accepted the Transgender Champion award, she talked about her struggles with the press in the run-up to her Diane Sawyer interview.

“I was getting destroyed in the tabloids,” she said. “Every week, walking through the grocery line, looking at the headlines, it was hurtful.”

Caitlyn then went on to talk about how the press has changed since coming out, saying that if she got any bad press afterwards, it was called “homophobic.”

Later in her speech, she discussed how she felt pre-transition. “For years and years I didn’t feel like I fitted in anywhere. I always felt like an outsider,” she said. “But [my transition] was by far the best thing I ever did. For so many years, I lost my enthusiasm for life. But now, I like going out, and I like being myself.”

What a woman.

Jenner also shot down Germaine Greer and the Twitter trolls who claim that she doesn’t deserve this award. Quoting Simone De Beauvoir, she said “you are not born a woman: you become one.”

Keep slaying Caitlyn.