Trans literature is not new; it has been a subject for a long time through works such as Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. Then came the biographies and memoirs, Man into Woman by Lili Elbe, Kate Bornstein’s Gender Outlaw, Casey Plett’s A Safe Girl to Love, and many more that I could easily enumerate, but the list would be lengthy. Suffice it to say that there is representation in the world of literature, from biographies and memoirs to fiction and children’s books and scientific and sociological books written by… Read more Trans Representation in Literature. →
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. →
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. →
When I set out to write fiction after my memoirs got published, I wished to continue writing, only about something other than me. A couple of years ago, I was… Read more A Dark Psychological Thriller Writer. →
I just created a new character, he will be a neighbour’s of Mary, the protagonist. He is a man in his sixties, an old school hippy, a good and decent man who doesn’t trust the Man (law enforcement, etc.) He and Mary get along and sometimes go foraging for wild mushrooms. He also taught Mary how to grow her own cannabis for medicinal purposes. Anyhow, Mary introduces him to her friend Teresa, an Officer in the S.Q. (Sureté du Québec). I find that having a mixed bag of friends can… Read more Creating new characters →
“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.
I keep wondering about the reason why I’ve taken up writing, and the basic truth of it is that I have always been a storyteller. The difference is that for many decades, my stories were described in oils. Yes, I used to be a paintress, so drawing and painting were the mediums that I shared those stories. Then, I hurt my drawing hand on a couple of occasions, making it painful to hold a brush in hand for more than a few minutes. I could have felt a deep loss,… Read more Writing as I once painted. →