Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page has opened up about being one of the most visible transgender people in the world, after revealing his "authentic self" last December.
In an interview with Time, Page reflected on how he is feeling, three months after announcing he is transgender.
He explained it as: “This feeling of true excitement and deep gratitude to have made it to this point in my life, mixed with a lot of fear and anxiety.”
Page, 34, said he "felt like a boy" from a young age.
"I wanted to be a boy. I would ask my mum if I could be someday," he recalled. “I just never recognised myself."
He said this gender dysphoria meant "for a long time [he] could not even look at a photo of [himself]."
Page said he has previously suffered from depression and he was never sure “how to explain to people that even though [he was] an actor, just putting on a T-shirt cut for a woman would make [him] so unwell.”
Page announced he is transgender last December, saying he felt lucky "to have arrived at this place in [his] 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.