Putting on a swimsuit is something a lot of us struggle with, so we can't even imagine how difficult it is when you're transitioning. In this clip from last night's I Am Cait, Caitlyn helps us understand the struggle that trans people face when it comes to something as revealing as swimwear.
During a girls' trip to San Francisco, Caitlyn's friends are all getting ready to go swimming. "Have you been swimming in your own bathing suit yet?" her friend Jenny asks her.
"No. Well, I've been in the bathing suit but I...I haven't been in the pool," Cait replies. "It's too damn cold right now." She then tells her she's in "no rush" to do that and in her confessional with the producer, we find out why.
"This process of coming out, doesn't happen overnight," she explains. "There are so many hurdles to overcome. Every day it seems like, 'What about a bazing thout?' See, I can't even say it. It's hard for it just to come out saying 'a bathing suit.' But, you know, that's where I got to get and that's going to take time."
Caitlyn also explains that all of her trans friends who were going in the hot tub had gone through the process years and years ago. "I don't think I'm ready for that...I just don't know if I'm ready to expose myself like that," she confesses.
Hey, whenever you're ready, girl! Do it on your time.