As featured on The Huffington Post
Martie Sirois is a 30+ year veteran performer of the stage, and blogger/writer/speaker about life with a gender creative son, and parenting in general. As a writing contributor, her published work has been front-page featured content on The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, and Scary Mommy, to name a few. Other media networks have syndicated her work worldwide.
Martie first “outed” herself as a parent of a gender creative son (with his permission and consent, of course!) when she appeared in the cast of Listen to Your Mother (RDU. 2016). She read some of her work while promoting the show on NPR/WUNC radio’s “The State of Things” with Frank Stasio. For her writing, Martie has also been interviewed on SiriusXM Insight Radio’s “Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang,” as well as being interviewed and appearing in stories in The Washington Post; Buzzfeed; Upworthy; The Raleigh Agenda; The News & Observer; Newsday; The Miami Herald; Inc.com; The Stir; LGBTQ Nation; Unicorn Booty; Australia’s Mamamia; Ireland’s Magic Mum; and countless others.
Though Martie primarily focuses on writing about her gender creative young son and the LGBTQ+ population, she does have two other cisgender children (teenagers, actually – a son and a daughter), but they prefer mostly staying out of the limelight, so she humors them and respects that. Most of the time.
Martie is the founder and program manager of S.E.A.R.CH. (Safe Environment for the Acceptance of Rainbow CHildren), the only gender non-conforming kids’ playgroup & parent dialogue group that is a permanent program of any LGBT Center on the entire east coast, a fact that Martie hopes will one day soon change. She is an active Southern Advisory Council board member of The Family Equality Council, and has presented in training workshops for the Safe Schools of NC annual LGBT Conference for Educators. She is also an NBC Today Show Parenting Team Contributor.
By day, Martie works in Cross Categorical Resource Education for the public school system, helping to make learning accessible to all children. Her expertise lies within the teaching of social skills to young children, where she draws from her theatre background, employing techniques in the classroom such as role-playing games. Her interests, in addition to performing and writing, include a wide array: from reading true crime novels to biblical history and culture, to studying the psychology of human differences, to baking, to trying her hand at very amateur photography, Martie also loves living and volunteering around town with her husband Matt, their three lovely children, and their two peculiar but lovable old pets.
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Some of Martie’s favorite authors and influences include: Maya Angelou, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allen Poe, David Sedaris, Sloane Crosley, Reza Aslan, and Diane Ehrensaft, PhD.