This Is What Womanhood Means to Caitlyn Jenner

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“I am certainly the exception to the rule. I am not the rule.”

Caitlyn Jenner graces the February cover of The Advocate magazine wherein she discusses her public gender transition and what being a woman means to her.

“You’re going from such a strong image—male, athletic, superstar, Wheaties-box iconic kind of stuff —and leaving that to go to, quote, ‘to the weaker sex’,” Jenner describes using air quotes. “Certainly, I don’t see it that way … But my main concern was really only my kids. I don’t want to do anything to embarrass them.”

She tells The Advocate that she’s still learning what it means to be a woman, and actively seeks out the advice of other females to help her in her journey. Her publicists’ assistant suggested she read “How to Be a Woman” by Caitlin Moran, which she found to be helpful. However, Jenner recognizes from “studying” such books that her experience will never compare to that of someone who was born as a female, from missing the experiences of growing up and that “time of the month”.

“There is so much in life that I need to learn about who I am and be authentic with myself. But I never want to assume that this whole thing called womanhood, that I could ever experience all of that. I will be able to live authentically as female, but I’ve missed so much.”

Read Jenner’s entire interview with fashion tips from Kim Kardashian over on The Advocate, and see her stunning cover in-person when it hits stands on Jan. 12, 2016.

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CREDIT: Ryan Pfluger, 'The Advocate'