Elliot Page Feels He ‘Barely Made It’ Through His Transition

Elliot Page Feels He ‘Barely Made It’ Through His Transition

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The Umbrella Academy star shared with the public in December 2020 that he was transgender, and at the time he wrote in his statement that joy is real and also fragile. Now, in a new interview ahead of the upcoming publication of his memoir, PageboyElliot Page feels quite differently about that joy but says it “means the world to me” when young trans people approach him. 

In his interview with People Magazine, Elliot Page feels like he barely made it through his transition. 

He told the Magazine, “When I’m walking down the street, and young people come up to me, it means the world to me. Them being themselves, having the courage to say, ‘This is who I am, and I’m gonna live authentically. The privilege I have, does not represent the reality of most trans lives. The reality is trans people disproportionately are unemployed, and disproportionately experience homelessness.”

The 36-year-old Flatliners star added, “Trans women of color are being murdered. People are losing their healthcare. I do feel like I barely made it in many ways.” Page also revealed he was never able to think about what the reality of living as a man might feel and used to feel anxious before deciding to transition but now feels more comfortable in his skin. He continued, “It definitely feels a way that I never thought I would get to feel, and that mostly manifests in how present I feel, the ease I feel, and the ability to exist.”

There’s been periods in my life where I really felt like I didn’t. So often it’s a lot more in the quiet moments. I think we talk about “trans joy” and euphoria. So much of it is in the stillness. To have my shoulders back. I just was always kind of shut off, anxious. I used to never feel like my skin was my own.” Page insisted he, of course, got by with the help of his friends, Kristen Wiig, Alia Shawkat, and Catherine Keener, who encouraged him to go against the forces telling him to not be true and that were sincere people.