Caitlyn Jenner covers the latest issue of gay glossy The Advocate.

Among the issues Jenner addressed in the magazine's wide-ranging interview was the criticism she's faced over her emphasis on looks.

“There's more to being a woman than hair and makeup,” she said. “So recently, I've been trying to study up on it. My publicists’ assistant told me to read this book [How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran]. It's actually very good and very funny. What I realized, when going through this book, is how my experience is so different than what a normal woman’s would be growing up – that’s obvious. The second chapter was about having your period. OK? I will never deal with that. So there is so much in life that I need to learn about who I am and be authentic with myself. But I never want to assume that this whole thing called womanhood, that I could ever experience all of that. I will be able to live authentically as female, but I’ve missed so much.”

Jenner said that her reality show, I Am Cait, has “opened up the conversation.”

“It's OK to talk about trans issues,” she said.

When asked what she has learned about the issues facing the trans community, she answered: “You cannot believe the people that I have met. It's in every walk of life, some hiding in the shadows, some not. This is a human condition. It’s not just here in the U.S. It is everywhere. To see [the problems] it’s just – it’s gut-wrenching. Suicide rates, murder rates. We’re up to 20 murders this year. The hatred. There’s just so much work to be done. I am certainly the exception to the rule. I am not the rule.”