Elliot Page celebrated another step in his transformative journey by posting a picture of him absolutely beaming while wearing his first-ever pair of swim trunks in a beautiful photo that went viral around the internet.
Page's photo, posted to his Instagram, showed him standing by a pool and showing off his six-pack and new red bathing suit, captioned simply "Trans bb's first swim trunks" with the hashtags "#transjoy" and "#transisbeautiful".
Page, who came out as trans in December 2020, has been open about how affirming and "life-saving" his transformation has been.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in April 2021, Page said one of the best and most joyous parts of his journey has been "getting out of the shower and the towel's around your waist and you're looking at yourself in the mirror and you're just like, 'There I am.'"
"It's being able to touch my chest and feel comfortable in my body for the—probably the first time."
Page has also been outspoken on the amount of anti-trans legislation being drafted across the United States.
"There is such an attack on trans health care right now, when already there is such a lack of access or trans people who don't even want to go to the doctor."
The kind of joy Page exudes in his poolside photo is the kind of joy every trans person deserves.
Here is hoping the United States will see the light and give trans people the tools to live their lives as themselves with freedom.