Not only was it a “life changing” but “life saver” for Elliott Page and the accompanying surgery. The star picked these words out in a conversation with Oprah Winfrey.
Actor Elliott Page (34, “Juno”) explained in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey (67) how important his transsexual appearance and the surgery that accompanies it are. “I want people to know that it not only changed my life, it saved my life. And I think that is the case with a lot of people.”
Thanks to the operation, during which his breasts were removed to make him appear masculine, he can finally see his true self in the mirror. Accordingly, it’s the little things that have delighted him ever since – wearing T-shirts, or just walking around his hips with a towel after a shower, or just touching his chest. This is Page’s “liberating experience” – “Maybe for the first time in my life I feel good in my body.”
‘The children will die’
It’s vitally important for him to use his level of fame to support and defend other trans men and women. Page denounces the efforts of some American politicians to severely restrict the rights of the transgender community or withhold aspects of health care from them. “Babies will die” if they are not taken away from their fear of being out at an early stage, Page says. This is the sad truth.
Even as a little kid he knew he was a boy. The 34-year-old recalls “I wrote fake love letters and signed them with Jason.” “When I was young, I was 100 percent a boy. (…) I couldn’t understand when I was told, ‘No, you aren’t. You can’t be when you get older.’ Now the page is “Finally I feel the way I am” again.
(Piece / spot)
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