“I’m so grateful for what gender affirmation care has given me,” the actor wrote on Instagram.
Elliot Page expresses gratitude for his body.
The Oscar nominee, 36, shared a shirtless photo to Instagram on Wednesday and opened up about past struggles with his body.
“Dysphoria was especially prevalent in the summer. No diapers, just a t-shirt — or diapers and so sweaty — constantly looking down, readjusting my oversized T,” Page began in the caption. “It feels so good to bathe in the sun now.”
“I never thought I could experience this, the joy I feel in my body,” continued the actor, whose memoir Edge releases June 6. “I’m so grateful for what gender-affirming care has given me and I can’t wait to share more of my journey soon. #transjoy.”
Page came out publicly as transgender in December 2020. Last year, he said on Late Night with Seth Meyers that he felt an “extraordinary degree … of joy” and “presence” after stepping out.
“I feel something that I never thought possible for a long, long time,” he said at the time. “So that’s really what I focus on and embrace the most. But, of course, the moments can be overwhelming.”
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Page said everyone deals with “expectations and sorts of limits and constraints” in day-to-day life, and there’s an “obsession” with “how we’re supposed to live our lives.”
The actor added, “For me, it would be so special for us all to be able to connect and talk about our similarities in all of our journeys.”
THE Umbrella Academy The star also explained that “everything” was easier: “It’s a beautiful thing to live now. Because most of the time my life was just trying to move on, so I’m enjoying the experience. as much as possible now. I think it made me better in many ways. As a person, as a friend, relationships.
Earlier this year, Page revealed the cover of his upcoming book, which shows a simple portrait shot of the actor posing in a white tank top, blue jeans and a necklace.
“Writing a book has come up many times over the years, but it never felt right and frankly, it didn’t feel possible,” Page wrote on Instagram at the time. “I could barely sit still, let alone concentrate long enough to accomplish such a task.”
“Finally I can be with myself, in this body,” he said. “So I wrote a book about my story.”
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