Last Friday, Elliot Page posted a shirtless snapshot to his Instagram story with #TGIF
Back in May, Page posted a picture of himself poolside with the caption
“trans bb’s first swim trunks #TransJoy #TransIsBeautiful
Men’s Health ran the story saying
The 34-year-old Umbrella Academy star shared a shirtless selfie from his trailer on set showing off his lean physique and six-pack on his IG Story.
As the website them says,
By sharing his experiences, and yes, by posting images of himself, Page has been helping the media broaden its understanding of trans embodiment.
(But for some inexplicable reason, the post seems to have been deleted…?)
Page told Oprah in May during his first interview after coming out,
“It’s the little things
Getting out of the shower and your towel is around your waist and you’re looking at the mirror and you’re just like, ‘Here I am’… Not having the moment where I’m panicked. I’m not having all of these little moments that used to be — just being in a T-shirt.
Being able to touch my chest and feel comfortable in my body for probably the first time.”
Normalizing is not the right word, but having a prominent person’s journey so visible helps trans people everyone. One hopes.
"[Talking to Oprah] felt like an opportunity to use a wide-reaching platform to speak from my heart about some of my experience and the resources I’ve been able to access—whether therapy or surgery—that have allowed me to be alive, to live my life." –@TheElliotPage https://t.co/rm9mt4r72y— Apple TV (@AppleTV) April 28, 2021