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Am I a Woman.

How do I know I am a woman since there are those who would push back on who I know myself to be, who would tear me down, lay waste to my very sense of self, all in the name of purity. But they are wrong. I am a woman and like most women, I am unique in many ways and do not fit neatly into a preconceived mold of femininity or femaleness, of hormone levels, menstrual history, not even of how one is raised. I am a woman full… Read more Am I a Woman.

Why I wrote my story.

My story and why I decided to finally write it. I can say right off that this is not the story of a heroine, because I am decidedly not such a person. There have been many memoirs written by women like myself, women of trans origin. I originally started putting words to my Pages app a few years ago, mostly because I needed to read my own words and work through my feelings and try and get a better understand of who I am. When I began to transition, I… Read more Why I wrote my story.

Analyzing my story, a little.

You all know that when I get started on something, it can get absolutely topsy-turvy. I am breaking down certain elements of my story, attempting to isolate certain parts of it that are either underlying stories be they social, economical or generational and how they juxtapose with trauma and gender identity.The main element is of course my gender identity and how this has been with me from early childhood but there are many other elements worth exploring in the memoirs. One of these is my family’s social, economical, linguistic and… Read more Analyzing my story, a little.

Book Excerpt ( Why I created My Vagina Paintings )

I must have seen the Monologues at least a dozen times, if not more, and heard how my sisters spoke of their vaginas, what they had been through, what they had experienced. It gave me the courage to speak of vaginas from my perspective, to show vulvas through paintings, in my art.  I embarked on a series of pieces that I shared with all. I believe in the beauty, strength, love, warmth, passion, birth, power, and heart of vaginas. I believe that they can speak to all things and that… Read more Book Excerpt ( Why I created My Vagina Paintings )

Press Release

For Immediate Release Friday, December 18, 2020 Joelle Circé Laramée joellecirce@gmail.com Breaking Free: 45 Years In The Wrong Body author Joelle Circé Laramée launches her book. Circé ( pronounced (seer-say ), this is how she prefers to be addressed regarding her art. She is a queer feminist, as well as a very atheist woman of transsexual origin. Circé is from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her art is informed, guided by her life experiences. Certainly, what comes across most is her feminism, her woman’s view, and her love of all things woman.… Read more Press Release

An American review.

A new review on the American Amazon page for the book. “Circe has given us a compelling account of what it’s like to confront transphobia in its many guises. “Breaking Free” is an important read for those seeking to understand the very real struggles of transgendered people, particularly women, in our society. ” Get the word out my friends, it’s the season and this would make for a good addition to any stocking or as a gifts. Ho-Ho-Ho. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P3PC77M

BLURB

Breaking Free: 45 Years In The Wrong Body is a dive into my life as I recount certain moments and periods while prisoner of a body that was never mine and how I eventually, after innumerable sleepless nights, attempts at escaping from who I knew myself to be from early on, a female trapped in a male’s body. I manage to survive mainly due to my creative mind, my desire to draw and paint to imagine that I would eventually break free from what seemed to be my destiny. You… Read more BLURB