This is a person who now has a lot of eyes on him — and he is making a difference. The effects of this interview will be longstanding. Jenner is doing what he does best: He’s taking the lead and going for gold, with a massive trail of inspired followers behind him, all shivering with awe and relief over the fact that someone is “this” courageous and true to themselves.
And so, on the topic of labels, my feeling is that Jenner found his labels and they have both liberated him and allowed us to know how to think of his status. But what about us? Who are we? What are our labels? Some of us may relate full on to what Jenner is living through — and then again, some of us may relate in “ways” but not identically. I relate… and Jenner’s words sent me down the rabbit hole in search of the labels that would describe who I feel I am.