Elliot Page is feeling especially jolly these days.
The “Umbrella Academy” star shared a topless selfie on Wednesday, explaining why the warmer months were tough for her before her gender transition.
“Dysphoria was especially common in the summer,” she wrote on Instagram. “No layers, just a tee – or layers and oh so sweaty – constantly looking down, I readjust my oversized T.
“It feels so good to be soaked in the sun right now that I never thought I could experience it, the joy I feel in my body. I am so grateful for the opportunities that gender-affirming care has given me and I look forward to sharing more of my journey soon. #transjoy.”
Page, 36, came out as a trans man in December 2020.
“I feel lucky to be writing this. to be here. To get to this place in my life,” she wrote in her social media announcement at the time. “I am immensely grateful to the incredible people who have supported me on this journey. I can’t begin to express how extraordinary it feels to love myself enough to finally follow my true self.”
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The “Juno” star appeared on the cover of Time magazine three months later, revealing that she had had top surgery to remove her breast tissue.
“It completely changed my life,” he said in the interview.
Page explained that the operation didn’t define being trans, but freed him from the “total hell” that is adolescence and finally allowed himself to know himself when he looked in the mirror.
A month later, the Oscar nominee met with Oprah Winfrey to discuss her journey, saying it was “important and important” to share her debut story amid the growing backlash against the transgender community.
This isn’t the first time Page has posted a topless selfie online.
“Trans bb’s first swimsuits” added the hashtags “#transjoy” and “#transisbeautiful” under a photo of her wearing a swimsuit in May 2021.
The actor, who was married to dancer Emma Portner before he split in 2021, may not have much time to soak up the sun this summer as he’s about to go on a book tour for his memoir “Pageboy.”
“The memoir will examine Page’s relationship with her body, her experiences as one of the world’s most famous transgender people, and cover mental health, assault, love, relationships, sex, and the cesspool Hollywood can be.” The publisher promised.