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Elliot Page shares shirtless picture to celebrate the 'joy I feel in my body'

Rachel Lang

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Elliot Page shares shirtless picture to celebrate the 'joy I feel in my body'

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Elliot Page. Imagespace / Alamy.

Elliot Page is living his best life and we are so here for it.

The Umbrella Academy actor took to social media to tell his fans just how much of a difference gender affirming care made to his life.

The 36-year-old, who goes by he/they pronouns, shared a topless snap while opening up about the struggles he overcame living in his own skin.


"Dysphoria used to be especially rife in the summer," Page wrote in the image caption.

"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 revealed that he will soon share more of his story and how he went from someone who didn't recognise himself when he looked 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 Juno star, who came out publicly as transgender back in December 2020, has a memoir coming out on June 6.

The book will be entitled Pageboy, and will shine a light on his journey as a transgender person living in an often harsh and unforgiving world.


Publisher Flatiron Books revealed the Oscar nominee's memoir will take a dive 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'.

But it's not just on social media or on paper that Page is singing the praises of his new life.

He told TV talkshow host Seth Meyers in June last year that he felt an ' of joy' after coming out.


"I feel a way that I really never thought possible for a long, long time," Page said during the interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

"So that's really what I'm focussing on and embracing the most. But, of course, moments can be overwhelming."

The X-Men star revealed that life just felt just easier after coming out.

"It's a beautiful thing to experience now," Page 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."

They added: "I think it's made me better in so many facets. As a person, as a friend, [in] relationships."

Topics: Celebrity, Elliot Page, LGBTQ

Rachel Lang
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