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Elliot Page's memoir talks about his journey as a transperson: 'I can be with myself, in this body'

The book which Elliot Page hopes 'can help someone feel less alone' will be out in June next year.

Elliot Page's memoir talks about his journey as a transperson: 'I can be with myself, in this body'
Image Source: (L) Instagram/Elliot Page; (R) Getty Images/Emma McIntyre

Elliot Page, the "Umbrella Academy" actor, has been pretty open about his journey of publicly coming out as a trans man. He has further highlighted his story through his upcoming memoir, "Pageboy." The 35-year-old revealed more information about this book on his Instagram. He posted a photo of the cover of his memoir which will be out by June next year. On the cover of the book is an image of Page in which he can be seen wearing blue jeans and a white sleeveless t-shirt. He looks absolutely comfortable in his skin and confident about himself. He wrote in the caption, "Books have helped me, saved me even, so I hope this can help someone feel less alone, feel seen, no matter who they are or what path they are on."


The Oscar-nominated star revealed that he wanted to write this memoir for a long time but "it never felt right and quite frankly, it didn’t feel possible." He didn't possess the patience to sit with himself and write about his life. However, he writes: "At last, I can be with myself, in this body. So, I’ve written a book about my story." Elliot has been previously open about his gender dysphoria before transitioning and he says that it "felt unbearable to be in front of a camera" at many points in his life. 


However, Elliot has stepped out of his comfort zone to speak his story. He wrote in the caption, "Trans people are facing increasing attacks, from physical violence to the banning of healthcare, and our humanity is regularly 'debated' in the media." He wants to take this act of "writing, reading, and sharing the multitude of our experiences" to stand up to ones "who wish to silence and harm" trans people. According to the publisher's website, the book is about a "winding journey of what it means to untangle ourselves from the ex­pect­ations of others" and "is an ode to stepping into who we truly are with defiance, strength, and joy." It will contain behind-the-scenes and "intimate interro­gations on sex, love, trauma, and Holly­wood." 


Page has previously opened up about his experience of being a trans individual in Hollywood and how people responded to him coming out. As we reported earlier, the actor claimed on an episode of "Late Night With Seth Meyers," that life has improved dramatically after coming out as a trans man. He stated that the support of loved ones has been critical in his path of coming out and overcoming "hate and abuse" from strangers. Page revealed how at ease he has been just living his life and working after transitioning. 


He said, "It’s improved my life drastically. I hope, you know, I hope maybe people who do have an issue with me can maybe try and hear that, or embrace that on some level." Page claimed that he was feeling joy that he had never thought was possible. He said, "What I want to focus on right now and has been so extraordinary is the degree of joy that I feel, the degree of presence that I feel. I feel a way that I really never thought possible for a long, long time."

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