Caitlyn Jenner has spent the last few months drawing attention to transgender issues on her his documentary series I am Cait. Now, the inspirational star is taking her message on the road and heading to Canada for special appearances in Vancouver and Toronto in February 2016.
Teaming up with the women lecture series Unique Lives, Caitlyn will share her story and open up about the challenges she faced during her transition. She has repeatedly said that she wants to use her public profile to help educate and inform the public about the pivotal issues transgendered people face on a daily basis, and these live talks will help her do just that.
The 65-year-old is no stranger to public speaking. Since winning the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic games in Montreal, Caitlyn has toured the world, delivering motivational speeches that earned her a reputation for having the innate ability to connect with audiences.
Back in July, she had her friends, family and viewers in tears after sharing a moving and memorable speech at the ESPY Awards. Speaking on her new responsibility to use her voice to promote change, Caitlyn admitted that “sometimes it gets overwhelming,” but, she added, “I know I’m clear with my responsibility going forward, to tell my story the right way, for me, to keep learning, to reshape the landscape of how trans issues are viewed, how trans people are treated. And then more broadly to promote a very simple idea: accepting people for who they are. Accepting people’s differences.”