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Why you should read my book.

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 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 understanding of who I am. When I began to transition, I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders because now… Read more Why you should read my book.

Creating and Marketing.

I enjoy the process of writing as much as I have ever loved drawing and painting. Both activities have this in common; they are introverted tasks. I am an introvert! I am a loner when it comes to expressing my creativity, and yes, I enjoy sharing my process, but I have great difficulty promoting my work. When I need to promote to market, I get nervous and self-conscious and go into it dragging my feet. It’s not that I don’t want to make sales or have my work noticed; of… Read more Creating and Marketing.

Excerpt from Breaking Free: 45 Years in the wrong body

“While in convalescence, I had to use one of those donut cushions in order not to sit directly on my new labia and the vulvic area, which were still way too sensitive for any pressure. All of the women who had had the same surgery done on them walked around with their donut cushions. I fancied we could call ourselves the ladies of the cushions and maybe we could do a musical chair thing and see who got to sit with their cushions tucked under the fannies.” Joelle Circé LaraméeBreaking… Read more Excerpt from Breaking Free: 45 Years in the wrong body

The First Time.

The first time I dressed in the gender I knew myself to be I felt an overwhelming sense of being right, I could finally allow myself to open up as a woman. Imagine hiding from yourself for about forty-five years only to finally find the wherewithal to come out at long last, and this only because your life depended on it. I would, whenever I could draw and paint female models, feel as though this brought me closer to who I was, it was like a secret way in which… Read more The First Time.

Motivations.

I wrote my memoirs partly because I saw it as a way to show women like myself as being human, with all this entails. My story is imbued with tragedy and humour, with self-loathing and acceptance, I wanted to share how my mind was able to survive thanks to what I would describe as my creativity which allowed me to often transport myself elsewhere when things got too difficult.I wanted to tell a story of hope and of coming into one’s own with a good measure of happiness and I… Read more Motivations.

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