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Elliot Page Shares Joy of Embracing His True Self

Elliot Page is reflecting on how far he’s come – and he’s full of gratitude and joy!

The Oscar nominee, who came out publicly as transgender in December 2020 and uses he/they pronouns, has taken to Instagram to open up about past struggles with their body:

“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 T,” Elliot captions a selfie with no T-shirt on.


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“It feels so f’ing good soaking in the sun now. I never thought I could experience this, the joy I feel in my body. I am so grateful for what gender affirming care has allowed me and I look forward to sharing more of my journey soon.”

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He ends his message with the hashtag #transjoy.

Elliot’s post is particularly important given a number of US states have adopted or are considering anti-trans laws including restrictions on transition-related medical care for minors.

Further details about their journey are expected to be shared in their memoir, Pageboy, which is due out on June 6.

(Feature Image Credit: Tinseltown/Shutterstock)