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Caitlyn Jenner image - Vanity Fair

Caitlyn Jenner
image - Vanity Fair

E! has confirmed the series title “I Am Cait" for the new documentary series with Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, living her life as a transgender woman.  The series will tell her intimate story and will join “Cait” as she seeks out her “new normal.”   

Living for the first time as the person she feels she was born to be, the docu-series will also explore what Cait’s transition means for the people in her life and how those relationships are affected, while offering a better understanding of many of life’s challenges.  The eight-part, one-hour series will premiere in Australia on Sunday, July 26 at 9:00pm on Foxtel’s E!

Almost 40 years ago, Bruce Jenner’s Olympic success came as a result of strengthening both his mind and body leading to his status as one of the world’s greatest athletes, but the decision to publicly come out as a transgender woman took a different kind of courage and acceptance of one’s self.

To celebrate that bravery, ESPN has confirmed Jenner will be presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at The 2015 ESPYS.

Presented annually to individuals whose contributions transcend sports, the Arthur Ashe Courage Award is the pinnacle of the sports celebration, which will be televised Live Thursday, July 16, at 10 a.m. on ESPN Australia.

Jenner’s unyielding resolve and hard work enabled him to win a gold medal in the 1976 Olympics and break world records. He then parlayed that success into a variety of roles across different areas including television, film, auto racing and business. Although Jenner first captured the attention of the nation for his athletic prowess and determination, the same strength of character shone through this past April when he sat down with ABC’s Diane Sawyer to come out as a transgender woman.

"For the first time this July, I will be able to stand as my true self in front of my peers.”

“In the past few months, the overwhelming outpouring of support from all over the world for my journey has been incredible,” said Jenner. “However, being honored with this award, which is named after one of my heroes, is truly special. For the first time this July, I will be able to stand as my true self in front of my peers.”
Added executive producer Maura Mandt: “Bruce has received many accolades over the years for being one of the greatest Olympians of our time but The ESPYS are honored to celebrate Bruce becoming Caitlyn. She has shown the courage to embrace a truth that had been hidden for years, and to embark on a journey that may not only give comfort to those facing similar circumstances, but can also help to educate people on the challenges that the transgender community faces.”

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