“Getting to Ellen: Changing Genders-Changing Perspectives”
Ellen Krug, an attorney and free lance writer, will be presenting a talk entitled “Getting to Ellen: Changing Genders-Changing Perspectives” on Monday, September 19th at 12 pm noon at Gage Memorial Union at Coe College in Cedar Rapids.
Ellen is a Coe College graduate (Class of ’79) who holds a juris doctor degree from Boston College Law School. She has practiced law in Massachusetts and Iowa, and at one time founded and oversaw a law firm specializing in trial work.
In 2009, Ellen transitioned from male to female. She then became the only Iowa attorney, and one of the few nationally, to try lawsuits in both genders.
As a consequence of her transition, Ellen has firsthand experience of how society treats women differently than men, something which she could never fully appreciate when living as a man. In her talk, she offers how her perspectives and values have changed as she traveled on her gender journey.
Ellen lives in Minneapolis, where she writes for two publications. She is presently completing her memoir, which will be published in 2012.