Say what you will about Caitlyn Jenner, her decision to document her transition from its very beginning marked a milestone in American culture. Weeks after she introduced her new identity to the world with a stunning Vanity Fair cover, contemporary artist and activist aleXsandro Palombo gave Caitlyn Jenner a Simpsons makeover to promote transgender rights.
First propelled to national fame as an Olympian champion, Jenner — formerly known as Bruce Jenner — later was introduced to a younger generation as the patriarch of the Kardashian family in Keeping Up With The Kardashians. When she announced her transition to a woman, Jenner was widely praised for her bravery in increasing transgender visibility in an often-ruthless media environment.
Palombo, whose work doubles as activism, has previously done illustrations of Disney princesses as breast cancer survivors, for example. Now, he's setting his sights on transgender rights, which is often shunned or neglected by mainstream society.
Entitled "Call Me Wonder Caitlyn," Palombo explained:
Nowadays, transgender citizens are still marginalized and forced to live in a very difficult social situation. They are victims of prejudice, discrimination and in many cases criminalized and victims of violence. Despite all of this, the policy of many countries continues to be deaf in front of their rights. We must fight this medieval prejudice and intolerance because everyone deserves to live with dignity and lead a life that match their own sexual identity.