10 of Caitlyn Jenner's most inspirational quotes

Caitlyn Jenner's Speech at the ESPYs Is Everything
Caitlyn Jenner's Speech at the ESPYs Is Everything

Ever since Caitlyn Jenner revealed herself as a female on the cover of Vanity Fair in June of 2015, she's served as a voice of inspiration for the entire transgender community. It's a responsibility she's taken on full-heartedly and with complete empathy.

From her interview with Diane Sawyer to her heartbreaking, moving and necessary acceptance speech for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS (video above), Caitlyn has been utilizing her spotlight and public platform to advocate for the transgender people whose voices aren't heard nearly enough.

As today, October 28 marks her birthday, we decided to mark the occasion by compiling a list of some of Caitlyn Jenner's most inspirational quotes of the past few months. Happy birthday, Caitlyn! Thank you for saying what needs to be said.

1. When she showed the haters who they're truly hurting with their comments and judgment:

2. When she explained why regret isn't an option for her:

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3. When she made her intentions as clear as possible:

4. When she insisted on being the advocate the transgender community needs:

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5. When she put the intense struggles of every transgender teenager into perspective:

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6. When she put the importance of respect into terms everyone can understand:

7. When she explained that change doesn't have to mean loss:

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8. When she explained the importance of the responsibility she has towards the transgender community:

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9. When she expressed the importance of diversity in all forms:

10. When she insisted on using her experience, platform and empathy to make a difference in the world:

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Click through this slideshow to see pictures of Caitlyn Jenner through the past few months:

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