Publications & Columns

In addition to public speaking and training/consulting, I am a writer. In early 2013, I published Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change. I’m working on the second installment of my memoir, Being Ellen, but it is quite slow-going with all that’s on my plate.

I currently write for the Twin Cities LGBTQ biweekly Lavender Magazine in a monthly column titled “Skirting the Issues.”  I previously wrote for ACCESSline, an Iowa-based LGBTQ monthly which no longer publishes.

Beginning in March 2019, I became an occasional writer for Minnesota Women’s Press. You can find my March 2019 piece, “Lesser” here and my July 2019 piece, “Do-Over” here.

My columns span surviving the Human Condition as a transgender person interacting with the everyday world. As of  January 2020, I estimate that 200,000+ of my words have been published in various columns, periodicals, and web-based sites. Note: most of the below listing of columns is quite dated. I have made it a goal to keep this updated on a go-forward basis; we’ll see if I actually do that. (I am human after all…)

If you have a burning desire to see my written work, one suggestion is to go to Lavender Magazine and click on the archives; you will find many of my columns. Otherwise, simply Google “Ellie Krug Skirting the Issues Lavender Magazine” and you will find many of my columns.

Finally, as you will see below, I’ve penned a rather unique (and hopefully, not boring) law review article on how to welcome transgender lawyers and support colleagues into a workplace or organization. A number of legal employers and transgender humans have thanked me for writing this.

Thank you for having an interest in my written work!



Getting to Ellen: A Memoir About Love, Honesty, and Gender Change (2013 Stepladder Press)(5-Star Amazon rating, 50+ reviews)(Available on Amazon, Kindle, Nook, and Apple iBooks)

Law Review Article

“We Hear You Knocking: An Essay on Welcoming ‘Trans’ Lawyers,” William Mitchell Law Review, Vol. 41, Issue 1 (2015)

Other Writings

“Jumping the Gender Fence: Lessons Learned by a Newly Minted Woman,” Hennepin Lawyer, March/April 2020

Lavender Magazine Columns

Consequences (December 2020)

Unsmooth Seas ((December 2020)

Subversive (October 2020)

Dappled Sunlight (September 2020)

Weighing on You (August 2020)

The Fate of the Republic (July 2020)

Sirens (July 2020)

Acts of Kindness (June 2020)

Sprouts (May 2020)

Army of One (April 2020)

Out of Left Field (February 2020)

Scared Rabbit (January 2020)

Hopeless Idealism in Hastings (December 2019)

Mattering (November 2019)

Fighting for Us All (October 2019)

Authenticity (September 2019)

Two Things (July 2019)

Practice (June 2019)

Committed (May 2019)

Sentimentalist (April 2019)

Remembering (February 2019)

A Tough Crowd (January 2019)

Hope (December 2018)

Erasure (October 2018)

Attention to Details (September 2018)

Road Trip (August 2018)

Laramie (September 2016)

Brainwashed (August 2013)

The White Knight (August 2013)

Human to Human (June 2013)

Five Things (June 2013)

Lily (May 2013)

Anniversary (March 2013)

Jake (November 2012)

View my complete Lavender Archive here

ACCESSline: Monthly Columnist

The Song Whisperer

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