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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 felt… Read more Why I wrote my story.

First Amazon book review!

Woohooo, just received the first review of my memoirs on Amazon and it’s positive, yes! ” The author takes the reader through the complexities of transitioning in a painfully bold and transparent way. A fascinating memoir. “

Kinkalicious ( excerpt )

Kinkalicious ( excerpt ) In 2009, I participated in a three-day exhibition of my paintings in the context of the 2009 Kinkalicious event. On the first day, my art hung in Toronto’s Northbound Leather Boutique and then at a private Club.  The event was a fetish weekend of events and a play organized by Lady V. It was a three-day sexuality extravaganza; a series of workshops and parties to celebrate sexuality in all its forms. It was for kinksters to enjoy themselves but was also made so that ‘vanilla folk’… Read more Kinkalicious ( excerpt )

More than just a story

I just re-read my memoirs because it may come to be that it will evolve into a story that is showcased in a different medium. I know I have what is considered completely original true-story and that it already seems to have appeal for a variety of audiences such as female, male and other genders, for those under 25 as well as seniors. the LGBTQ+ communities, those interested in art. Basically I feel it has a wide appeal though R-rated.#Breakingfree is very much about finding oneself, of surmounting the odds,… Read more More than just a story

Silver screen potential

A few weeks ago, I offered up my story to read to a cinematographer friend, she was interested in seeing if it corresponded to something she was looking to work on. She had already wanted to work on a story of a trans woman so when I was posting on my Facebook profile that I had completed my memoirs and was about to publish, we connected and I sent her the story. After a couple of weeks, we chatted and she was in love with my story, felt it had… Read more Silver screen potential

Always count on Facebook to censor your art

Yesterday, my friend and co-writer Dawn Renee Greer tried to take out an ad on Facebook and used the front cover of the book of my memoirs called Breaking Free 45 Years In The Wrong Body. It was refused because it considered sexually provocative by Facebook. Like Dawn mentioned in a post, if this were a man on that image the whole scene would have been perceived as someone who was down and out and trying to crawl out of a box, yet a woman in the same position is… Read more Always count on Facebook to censor your art

Hello and thank you for reading and hopefully answering my poll questions below. This will be my first book and I am very curious as to what might motivate you to read a memoir about a woman of trans origin and her coming of age? This short poll is also a way for us to interact and I very much appreciate your contribution. Thank you for your answers.
 truly, Joelle Circé

What are the three things that you expect to feel when reading my book? What other LGBTQ books have you read? Are you a member of the GLBTQ+ family or an ally?