Elliot Page Says He Knew Aged 4 That He Was A Boy

Elliot Page has got candid about his life and embracing his identity in his new memoir, Pageboy.

In the book, which hit shelves this week, the actor elaborates on his gender dysphoria, describing how challenging it was for him to live as a girl, revealing that he knew he was a boy aged just 4 years old. 

It comes after Page shared all about the release of his memoir on his Instagram page, posting a video accompanied by the caption: “Pageboy is real and I can’t wait for everyone to get their copy in a few weeks. If you haven’t yet, preorder yours at ElliotPageBook.com!”

Page has started to open up to fans about his life, recently sharing a shirtless photo celebrating the ‘joy’ he feels in his body. The star also used the opportunity to open up about his past struggles with gender dysphoria, 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 one of his latest sInstagram posts, 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.”

And in his memoir that came out on June 6th, Page has revealed that he actually knew he was a boy at the young age of 4.

As per the Daily Mail, Page writes: “I knew when I was four years old. I went to the YMCA preschool in downtown Halifax, on South Park Street across from the Public Gardens.

“Primarily, I understood that I wasn’t a girl. Not in a conscious sense, but in a pure sense, uncontaminated. That sensation is one of my earliest and clearest memories.”

“I was perplexed by my experience, severed from the other girls, twists in my stomach when I gazed at them,” he writes.

At the age of six, Page asked his mother Martha Philpotts, if he could be a boy, to which she responded: “No hon, you can’t, you’re a girl. But you can do anything a boy can do.”

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