As Elliot Page prepares to share more of his story with the world, he’s recalling some of the most difficult moments of his journey.
The Umbrella Academy actor, who came out as transgender in 2020, will soon release his memoir, Pageboy. In the book, Elliot discusses his relationship with his body and topics such as mental health, assault, love, relationships and sex, according to People.
“There’s obviously been very difficult moments. I do feel like I kind of barely made it in many ways,” Elliot told the magazine, regarding his personal journey. “But today, I’m just me and grateful to be here and alive and taking one step at a time.”
People published an excerpt of the first chapter, in which he writes about a same-sex friendship that turned intimate months before the premiere of Juno, the 2007 movie that earned him an Oscar nomination.
“My experience as a trans person and this life I have, and the privilege I have does not represent the reality of most trans lives,” Elliot told the outlet, but added that he thinks representation and visibility is “crucial.”