Janae Kroc follows up after her big announcement.
Bravery can come in many different forms. A soldier enlisting to protect their country or someone speaking out against a popular opinion, both acts having their own positive and negative impacts. Bravery can be broadly defined, but what everyone can agree on is that to be truly brave you must of something to lose. You put yourself on the line whether that means your social status, integrity, or even your life.
The power lifting and fitness community are still reeling from the news that Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski has officially transitioned to being a woman. Now known as Janae Kroc, the power lifter addresses a few issues that have been brought up in the wake of his transformation on her official Facebook page:
“I want to address a few things to answer many of the questions I have been receiving. First, unfortunately many of the articles that are appearing on line are stating that I have already fully transitioned. I have not; I am currently still living life in both genders. I am trying to wait until my sons are out of high school before moving forward. This is one hundred percent my decision not theirs. My sons encourage me to do whatever I need to do and state that they are totally fine with me transitioning now or at any point I see fit. They are amazing young men and the bond we have is unreal.
I also feel I need to state that I do not fit into any of the boxes that society attempts to put us into and never have. I do identify as both transgender and gender fluid because these are the closest any available labels come to describing who I am. As my profile states I am both an alpha male and a girly girl; hyper-masculine and hyper-feminine. In a perfect world I could snap my fingers and go back and forth at will but of course that world does not exist. That being said if I am forced to pick a gender I identify with more it is female. However, this really isn’t about me being a boy or a girl or something in between. This is just about me being me, who I am and who I know myself to be.
And again I want to express my deep felt appreciation for all of the support I am receiving. I am honestly overwhelmed by it and cannot express enough how much it means to me.”