Elliot Page has shared a shirtless picture with his fans to celebrate the ‘joy’ he feels in his body.
The star used the opportunity to open up about his past struggles with gender dysphoria he used to struggle with, and how that has changed since top surgery.
The thirty-six-year-old first revealed that he had top surgery back in 2021.
It came after The Umbrella Academy star announced that he was transgender in 2020 with a touching statement shared to his socials.
“I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot,” it read.
“I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.
“I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.
He continued: “I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.”
Since coming out, Page has acted as somewhat of a spokesperson for the trans community, speaking out on issues such as access to healthcare.
In his latest Instagram post, he opened up about how his own gender affirming care benefitted him.
“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,” Page writes.
He continued: “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. #transjoy.”
Fans have responded to Page’s post by sharing their support for the star in the comments section.
One person wrote: “So grateful to witness this new and free expression of you!”
While another commented: “So happy for you and the light you are spreading. Everyone deserves joy and to live as their authentic self and to feel at home in their body. Congrats.”
A third said: “This is my first summer post-top surgery. Wearing tank tops is my new favourite thing. So freeing! Thank you for being an inspiration to so many!”
Page’s memoir, titled Pageboy, is set to be released on June 6.
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