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Month: February 2021

Coming to grips with me.

As many humans, I have this tendency of not really seeing or fully acknowledging my worth, I am self-deprecating and don’t always understand that who and what I am has value, is valuable. Being an artist, I’ve created so many paintings over the years and though I know I’m pretty good at what I do, more often than not I find I’m not good enough, not creatively or technically, I seem to judge what I’ve created as somehow of lesser value than it is. I am catching myself, trying to… Read more Coming to grips with me.

Trusting my story to my co-writer.

and trusting myself to put it out there. I first began writing my story because of a need to better understand myself, a bit like I have a habit of doing when working on a painting, I will get up from the easel and back away some ten feet and just relax and look at what I have done and then decide on one thing I really want to change in order to improve upon the painting, I do this throughout and it has served me well. I mention the… Read more Trusting my story to my co-writer.

All Stories are New.

Stories, written and in films, often treat trans characters as deficient, as broken, rarely looking any deeper than their appearance. Trans characters in film usual fall into mostly negative narratives, usually dependent upon others good graces for their survival. Family and friends get to be who decides if the trans character will be accepted, tolerated and simply thrown away. My story has not been sensational, my struggles though personal can be found in the lives of so many. My memoirs, I hope, speaks more to resolve and of a deep… Read more All Stories are New.

Another Trans memoir, maybe not.

I look upon my memoirs as a throwback genre of how women such as myself used to write their memoirs , mainly about childhood and when I knew I was a female in the wrong body, about the transition. Then I read my story and discover that it’s so much more than this, my life, even as it relates to being trans from birth, speak to adventures I’ve had along the way, my memoirs are filled with all manner of events, usually having little to nothing to do with being… Read more Another Trans memoir, maybe not.

Trans Representation

The social status of trans people is still fairly taboo when it comes to proper representation. What I mean by this is that too often, the lives of people of trans origin are co-opted and spoken about and for by cis-gender folks. Our bodies, our identities, our very existence seems fair game for Hollywood, never stopping to consider that maybe they could reach out to actual trans actors and actresses to play trans roles. Who better to get into the mindset might be the logical reactions though it is rarely… Read more Trans Representation

Pre-Transition Art

x Young Girl with Doll / Jeune Fille avec Poupée@ Circé pastel on paper / pastel sur papier Young Woman model / Jeune Femme posant@ Circé oil on canvas / huile sur toile20″ x 24″ Still life / Nature Morte@ Circé oil on canvas / huile sur toile12″ x 16″ Still Life Monochrome / Nature Morte monochromatique@ Circé oil on canvas / huile sur toile8″ x 10″ Straw hat, apples and pear / Chapeau de paille, pommes et poire@ Circé oil on canvas / huile sur toile12″ x 16″ A… Read more Pre-Transition Art

Other Paintings and Drawings since 2001.

Young Woman@ Circé charcoal on paper / fusain sur papier Stump / Souche@ Circé oil on canvas / huile sur toile12″ x 16″ View from our old house in St-Alphonse-Rodriguez, Qc.  / Vue de notre ancienne maison à St-Alphonse-Rodriguez, Qc.@CircéOil on canvas / huile sur toile16” x 20” A view from a house we once had that looked out from a hill down at route 343 north in St-Alphonse-Rodriguez in the Lanaudière region of Quebec. Une vue à partir d’une maison que nous avions il y a plusieurs années de… Read more Other Paintings and Drawings since 2001.

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