I have come to use my blog to reach out and meet new and interesting people in our community. I find those of us in the transgender community as a group, to be intelligent, very much into self-analysis and open to sharing their life's experiences. That makes for a great meeting and conversations.
During a quick stop passing through Minneapolis, I had a snack with one person that goes far beyond all those expectations. Ellie Krug modestly describes herself as writer, lawyer, and human. Within our community, she is a treasure. As a public speaker, freelance writer, and consultant her core theme centers around “diversity and compassionate inclusion.” In 2016, The Advocate Magazine named Ellie to its list of “25 Legal Advocates Fighting for Trans Rights.”
Oh her blog and website she states this:
You’ve found someone who embraces the challenges that life has to offer. I spent a great deal of my existence struggling with the idea that I could “choose” certain things–like my gender. What I learned after many years of personal suffering is that some things in life (like gender, sexuality, artistic or musical bend, even whom we love) just “are.” As you will also see, I am very open to collaborating with individuals and organizations to best tailor a presentation that is both engaging and authentic. Drawing from thirty-three years of legal experience, in addition to serving as the executive director of a small nonprofit dedicated to ensuring legal access for low-income communities, I believe I have much to offer.Ellie is an authentic person that has much to offer as an individual, group or corporate resource. Do read more at Ellie Krug website and follow her blog. Her writing are brilliant and her list of accomplishments are numerous.
Sitting in a Minneapolis, by the Mississippi coffee house, Ellie and I have a very spirited and interesting conversation. Ellie, thanks for meeting and your sharing. Next visit - let's spend more time.
|Ellie and Rhonda - February 2017|