Meet Caitlyn Jenner, Vanity Fair’s July cover star. Pulitzer Prize–winning contributing editor and writer of Friday Night LightsBuzz Bissinger, who was given liberated access to Jenner and her family, accounts the pressures, injuries, and fearlessness that formed Caitlyn into the lady you see today. Annie Leibovitz shoots the first portraits of Caitlyn, which were taken in her Malibu home.
Jenner talks movingly about her journey, telling Bissinger, “On the off chance that I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this mystery and never at any point made a move, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your whole life.’
Caitlyn Jenner also just received a verified Twitter account, tweeting for the first time moments after the cover was released:
I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015
So far, the response has been overwhelmingly positive: