Elliot Page, known for his roles in The Umbrella Academy and Juno, shared a topless photo on social media to celebrate the “joy” he feels in his body.
The 36-year-old, who goes by he/they pronouns, opened up about his struggles with dysphoria and how gender-affirming care has made a significant difference in his life.
In the caption of the image, Page wrote, “Dysphoria used to be especially rife in the summer. No layers, just a T-shirt – or layers and oh so sweaty – constantly looking down, readjusting my oversized tee. I never thought I could experience this, the joy I feel in my body.”
Page went on to reveal that he will soon share more of his story and how he transformed from someone who didn’t recognize himself in the mirror to the person he is today.
“I am so grateful for what gender-affirming care has allowed me, and I look forward to sharing more of my journey soon,” he said.
The actor’s memoir, Pageboy, which chronicles his journey as a transgender person living in an often harsh and unforgiving world, will be released on June 6.
Publisher Flatiron Books revealed that the book will delve into Page’s “relationship with his body, his experiences as one of the most famous trans people in the world, and will cover mental health, assault, love, relationships, sex, and the cesspool that Hollywood can be.”
Page publicly came out as transgender in December 2020 and has since been using his platform to shed light on the transgender community and the struggles that come with it.
During an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers in June 2021, Page revealed that he felt an “extraordinary…degree of joy” after coming out and that life just felt easier.
“It’s a beautiful thing to experience now,” he said. “Because a lot of the time my life was just trying to move forward, so I’m getting to embrace the experience as much as I get to now. I think it’s made me better in so many facets. As a person, as a friend, [in] relationships.”
Page’s openness and willingness to share his experiences have been an inspiration to many, and his celebration of his newfound joy and happiness serves as a reminder to embrace and celebrate ourselves for who we truly are.