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Fresh winds, new hope.

I find that my life is filled with exciting and new activities and events, ever since I decided to write my memoirs ” Breaking Free:45 Years In The wrong Body“. Still working on getting the French version done as well as that coffee table book of my paintings that pretty much follows my evolution since transitioning, and it will be bilingual.There is another project that may very well see the light of day to which I will be attached but I will wait until it actually takes off and that… Read more Fresh winds, new hope.

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.

The other

When I created this painting, I was already sadly aware of the dangers inherent with being a woman of trans origin, not the least was the solitude, the exclusion and othering.I am actually fortunate to have encountered Dany when I did, it saved my life and I have had but privilege ever since, not a whole lot to complain about on a personal level. Yet I can get triggered by what passes as journalism and free speech that seeks to demean and demonize women of trans origin. I have lived… Read more The other

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.

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

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