In a forthcoming interview with ABC News, Elliott Page talks about the gender dysphoria he experienced growing up.
“My body started to change, and clothes came on me differently, and it was all just the beginning of really separating from myself and feeling discomfort to a degree that was very destructive and harmful,” she said in a statement. said in the clip. good Morning America,
Umbrella Academy The actor said that he had not even heard the word transgender at that time. When it came to health class, fellow students made fun of it.
“The experiences I had with bullying only encourage the shame that really makes you sick. The hiding, the self-loathing, the ‘I’m wrong, there’s something wrong with me,’ that narrative.”
Elliott was also candid about how gender dysphoria affected her sense of self. “It’s being assigned a gender at birth based on your genitalia, and that’s not the reality of who you are. You.”
“It got complicated especially as an actor because people would just go, ‘You’re an actor, just wear the fucking clothes.’ But needless to say, it was much more than that.”
interview conducted by RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Sasha Colby, part of ABC The Freedom to Exist – A Soul of a Nation Presentation, It airs Tuesday, June 6 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC and will be available June 7 on Hulu.
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