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 am the type of person who tends to think a lot about what I’m doing, in this case, how and why I write. I guess the form I prefer… Read more Queer writer writing! →
From my publishers.The BIG DAY is HERE, we’re thrilled to share with you the release of the paperback of the brand new memoir from Joelle Circé Laramée and Brainspired Publishing.… Read more At a Bookstore Near You! →
Is it possible or more to the point, is it a good idea to write a story about a woman of trans origin that is provocative, who’s main character is problematic and deeply flawed, who spends the first forty five years of their life hiding in plain sight, even attempting to cure themselves at one point by becoming a cult member, or is this what can make such a story more humane and relatable. If the character, in spite of knowing deep down that she is trapped in the wrong… Read more Writing a Trans Story. →
and trusting myself to put it out there. I first began writing my story because of a need to better understand myself, a bit like I have a habit of doing when working on a painting, I will get up from the easel and back away some ten feet and just relax and look at what I have done and then decide on one thing I really want to change in order to improve upon the painting, I do this throughout and it has served me well. I mention the… Read more Trusting my story to my co-writer. →
Over the years and with all manner of ups and downs, I have come to think of how I am in terms of being an artist, a woman of trans… Read more Happiness after all. →
How do I know I am a woman since there are those who would push back on who I know myself to be, who would tear me down, lay waste to my very sense of self, all in the name of purity. But they are wrong. I am a woman and like most women, I am unique in many ways and do not fit neatly into a preconceived mold of femininity or femaleness, of hormone levels, menstrual history, not even of how one is raised. I am a woman full… Read more Am I a Woman. →
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. “