I hope that Bruce is happy now that he has shared his story with the world, but more importantly, I hope that people were inspired by his courage to be vulnerable. It's a skill that I've yet to master in my mid-twenties amongst peers with perfect Facebook relationships and flawless Insta-vacations.
Jenner's message reached across the board, and my hopes are that Bruce's interview, his truth, his explanation of who he is today and where he plans to go in the future with "her," has reached people who resonate with his journey. I hope this will push further discussion, acceptance, understanding and most of all, empathy.
From one sentence I realized, it's not for me to understand something I can't naturally relate to, but I must be compassionate. No one owes anyone a detailed breakdown of their personal and private experiences (especially when it can be so hard to put into words). The message is: I don't feel like my true self.
The discussion about whether Bruce Jenner is transitioning has me feeling simultaneously hopeful and deeply uncomfortable. Uncomfortable because, as a daughter of a "transparent," the tabloid tone of ridicule with which the speculation has been presented recalls the cruel words I heard behind my back growing up.
My husband sniffled to me miserably. "I have a cold." "Which kind is it?" I wondered. "A Vin Diesel or a Matthew McConaughey?"
At 6:30 p.m. every evening, when the young start to figure out who they will hook up with that night, or what the Kimye's are up to, I usually retire to my comfy chair to watch the evening news.
As a Turkish American, I whole-heartedly believe that rather than lobbying the U.S. Congress at this time of year to stop using the "G word," we should be offering different solutions and creating a new commemoration day.
In this episode of Nicholas Snow Live, breaking news! Boy George has announced his move to Los Angeles and Reality TV, so say the producers of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
International best-selling singer, songwriter and musician, Melody Gardot, is back with her 4th studio album, Currency of Man.
Children take their cues from their parents' behavior and reactions. Parents' fear of too much screen time is valid, but outdated and not useful in carving out a thoughtful road map.
Porsha W. is definitely having a Good Friday with her overly laid hair and pink popping lips. Let's not forget those of-the-moment thick brows. And Cynthia's serving up a bit of Lion Babe with her au natural curly do.
Launching your first novel is exciting because you don't know what to expect. It's a big deal that you've published a book at all. Sending subsequent books into the world is still a big deal -- we're living the dream, right? -- but in some ways it's even more intimidating.
Yes, the United States may be the wealthiest and most powerful nation -- why should we care about a plane crash in India if no Americans were on board? But in the words of Sullivan, that merely gives us a greater obligation to help others.
The Sports Illustrated issue has raised some eyebrows, but when you scour the newsstand to see what all the hullabaloo is about you almost need to be told that something provocative is going on.
Kanye West is "crazy," "full of himself" and oft accused of being "talentless." Still, he's an enigma of society, and not one we could easily write off.
It seems like celebrities constantly try to outdo each other when it comes to naming their children something unique. Likewise, the rest of us often tend to emulate the famous (or infamous) by using these same (often atrocious) names with our own brood.