I‘ve been a fan of actress Ellen Page’s work ever since she appeared in the Indie hit Juno. She’s always had a great mix of intelligence, humor, depth and humility in every role she has taken on, and while I haven’t met her, she seems as down to earth as they come. She also gets extra brownie points for being Canadian, natch!
Earlier tonight, at the Human Rights Campaign Time to Thrive Conference being held in Las Vegas, Ellen Page came out as a gay woman. She was visibly shaken with nerves and understandably so. The following speech displays her ‘oh so human’ plight, and it was one that moved me beyond words.
I’m truly happy for her, and for anyone she may inspire to authentically walk in their truth, whatever that may be.
‘I Am Tired of Lying by Omission’—Ellen Page
Here’s to compassion & acceptance for all human beings…
XOXO The Pop Culture Rainman™
4 thoughts on “Ellen Page Officially Comes Out”
This was so beautiful; the emotion and determination and perseverance in this video really stops and makes you think about the way you go about your daily life. “You’re here because you’ve adopted as a core motivation the simple fact that this world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to each other.” So simple and yet how does such a simple thing escape the minds of so many people? Honestly, that assertion is so deeply true of everything in life, extending far beyond the barriers of just one context. I’ve always respected Ellen Page; she just jumped up a few notches in my book. 🙂
Thanks for sharing. 😉
I should say thank YOU for sharing. Even in the tiny eco system of a comment box, your words sent an electrical charge to my senses & I wanted to know more, so I started following you. Even the smallest of digital footprints are pretty telling. Cheers!
The follow is very much appreciated, thank you, and I’m quite honored that my words affected you. Your blog has a lot of very interesting content that I don’t have the time to peruse fully at the moment, so following you back for the next inevitable snow day. 🙂
Your one post is also rather dense…so I’ve saved it in my favorites. Once upon a time reading was meant to me done *slowly* & to be marinated in. It takes time…enjoy my site! Thanks!