It was during the conference Reconstruct gender While she continues to use feminine pronouns, Frances Daigle shared that she also identifies as a man, she presented on Friday.
Identity is important to me personallyshe said.
It’s something I’ve always known somewhereshe said.
It’s a drawing you draw with dots – one, two, three – and then you end up finding the drawing. I have dots, but the dots don’t count.
It took 40 years for Frans Daigle to achieve success
Find his drawing.
In fact, the last decade has been more revealing than others.she points out.
Finally, I came up against a kind of wall where I told myself Well, well, what’s at the bottom?
Frans Daigle decided to use the services of psychology to better understand what was going on inside her.
Need to put numbers on the dotsShe explains.
She met a psychoanalyst who helped her a lot in her approach.
However, Frans Daigle had an epiphany of sorts after interacting with the youth and speakers at a school assembly with students from northern New Brunswick. Going by the scene representative, the roles are reversed, moment.
Once there, I almost understood more than I knew beforeshe said.
I was more shocked than others.
From one subject to another, her trans identity became clear.
Agoraphobia, literature and instability
In her writings, Frances Daigle often addressed the theme of agoraphobia, a disorder from which she suffered.
With hindsight, she now realizes a direct connection between her fear of public spaces and her still-unrecognized instability at the time of writing her novels.
How can I be when I am not well in the world, outside and inside?she said.
I understand very well that I can’t feel well, but I don’t have what it takes to draw a portrait. […] It was a barrier to understanding my life in a certain way.
During a brief writing hiatus, Frans Daigle suggests that there is a correlation between her awakening to her trans identity and the way she writes her novels.
This is actually my builds [ses romans]Because I don’t know how to get thereshe said.
Somehow, I always write with leftovers. I have the pieces […]But I couldn’t do a big portrait.
At this week’s Acadie Love Festival, Frans Daigle presented visual works made from pieces of wood taken from her own mansion.
A symbolic approach to explaining the gender reassignment she experienced.
Now 68, the long road to self-discovery has taken nearly forty years for Frans Daigle.
The author affirms that her trans identity has never been repressed, but rather her
There are no keys to understanding.
According to her, questions of transcendence in the public space often revolve around male transitioning into female.
I haven’t really found an answer about a woman feeling like a manShe explains.
I was getting on with it all, but not like that day, where I met the young people and the speakers.
If Frances Daigle had this revelation earlier in her life, she might have considered gender reassignment surgery.
Instead of going under the knife at her age to avoid creating physical stress on her body, she now has the freedom to face her trans identity.
I was happy and satisfied, liberated, relieved to understand what was happening to meshe said.
And I feel more normal in being trans than I’ve ever felt normal between men and women my whole life.
However, much more needs to be done in society to save the suffering of many, says Frans Daigle.
I think it is important to educate the youth about this.she said.
Our society is very sexist […]. It’s all kind of exploded in the last five to ten years. Even in genres there is like a revolution and everything is possible, and everyone can choose a little according to their needs.
Frans Daigle is now passing the torch:
Education should focus on: how are you feeling Do you feel like you’re in your element? That’s mostly it.
With information from the radio show Rush Hour – Acadie