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 non-conforming (formerly gender creative) child, 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, and That Odd Mom, to name a few. Other media networks have syndicated her work worldwide.
Martie went public with her writing 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. Martie, her husband, and their TGNC child were invited to tell their unscripted story on the TED and Peabody Award-winning podcast, StoryCorps, and were chosen to be a featured story airing during the fall of 2017.
Though Martie primarily focuses on writing about parenting and her TGNC advocacy, she and her husband do have two other cisgender children (teenagers, actually – a son and a daughter), but they prefer mostly staying out of the limelight, so Martie 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), a gender non-conforming kids’ playgroup & parent discussion group, and permanent, year-round program of The LGBT Center of Raleigh. Martie 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.
Martie’s 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, their Staffy Mix puppy, and their ancient Tuxedo cat.
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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.