Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has officially revealed herself to the world on the cover of Vanity Fair. The first-ever photos of Jenner, taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz, accompany a motivational article revealing Jenner’s emotional story of what it was like to come out as transgender and how much living fully as a woman means to her.

The July 2015 issue of Vanity Fair, which will hit news stands, Tuesday, June 9, marks the final step in Jenner’s transgender journey.

Jenner, best known for both her Olympic stardom and being stepfather to socialite Kim Kardashian, first made it publically known that she was transgender earlier this year in an emotional interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC’s 20/20.

Today, the first official photos of Jenner fully dressed as a woman were revealed on Vanity Fair’s website, and the entire photoshoot can be seen in the accompanying issue. Jenner explains the emotional hardships she overcame in order to truly express her true nature.

She hopes that going public with her life as a transgender woman will inspire others to have the courage to do the same.

"We’re going to change the world," she told Sawyer. "I really firmly believe that we’re going to make a difference in the world."