In 2010, at fifty-three, I surgically transitioned from male to female. It happened after years of therapy, soul-searching, and grudging self-acceptance.
About Ellie Krug
Ellie Krug holds degrees from Coe College and Boston College Law School and has more than 100 trials to her credit. In 2009, Ellie transitioned from male to female. She then became the only Iowa attorney, and one of the few nationally, to try jury cases in separate genders. Ellie presently works as the executive director of a nonprofit that helps connect low-income people with legal resources in the Twin Cities. Ellie lives in Minneapolis, where she is a freelance writer for two publications, including Lavender Magazine. Her memoir, Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change (Stepladder Press), was published in February 2013. Visit her online at: www.gettingtoellen.com and www.elliekrug.com.