I came across a post from a sister thriller writer who says she writes as an act of activism in the face of anti-LGBTQ violence and anti-trans laws. I’m ad-libbing as these are not her exact words. However, I think she says, “This is why I write. This is how I fight.” Her words brought it home for me, not that I wasn’t aware of why I was doing what I’d been doing after my transition all those years ago, but because I was and am. The thing about Dharma… Read more This is how I fight. (quoting: Dharma Kelleher) →
When I started writing my crime queer crime thriller, I dreamed of one day seeing it on bookstore shelves, doing reading and book signings, hell, even being approached by Hollywood. I was dreaming big. Then, as I kept writing and got closer to completing the story, I began worrying and becoming anxious. I imagined potential agents and publishers laughing at my efforts, I know that this is how I tend to be when creating, or rather, how I get when thinking beyond the process of creating. I am filled with… Read more What is the value of my writing? →
“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 →
Excerpt from Breaking Free: 45 Years in the wrong body.
Even as a child, I knew that I was different than how I physically presented. Not with any clarity, mind you, but I did know there was something about me that was off. It seemed to me that I somehow had the wrong pieces. Yes, I was a puzzle with pieces belonging to another box.