Caitlyn Jenner Opens Up About Life After Her “Final Surgery”
Caitlyn Jenner is adamant about setting the record straight, both as a public figure and a member of the LGBTQ community. On her show I Am Cait, she explored her own transition and spotlighted the lives of other trans individuals as a way of widening the conversation and clarifying misperceptions.
With her upcoming memoir, The Secrets of My Life, due out on April 25, Jenner will detail her experience growing up, and struggling with her gender identity at a time when gender roles were oppressively rigid and narrow. She’ll also examine her Olympic career and “the cruel irony of being hailed by an entire nation as the ultimate symbol of manhood.”
In a preview of the book released on RadarOnline, she addresses questions about undergoing “final surgery” in January of 2017, almost two years after she publicly came out as a trans woman in an interview with Diane Sawyer. “I feel not only wonderful but liberated,” Caitlyn writes. “I am telling you because I believe in candor. So all of you can stop staring. You want to know, so now you know. Which is why this is the first time, and the last time, I will ever speak of it.”
Her statement reflects a larger issue: Trans identity is about so much more than biological transition. Not all trans individuals undergo surgery, which can be costly and challenging. And not everyone is entitled to know the details of such personal decisions. Jenner’s choice to open up is hers alone.
While fame and fortune have made her transition unique, we’re glad she’s continuing to raise awareness about the importance of acceptance and the freedom to be who you are.
Are you excited to read The Secrets of My Life? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t Allure; Photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)