Stingl: Transgender author shares her story and joins the effort to preserve her civil rights

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jim Stingl

Carla Ernst didn’t think of herself as an activist, though she’s realizing it comes with the territory when you write a book about becoming a transgender woman.

Speaking engagements have followed, and she attended her first rally last weekend on the lakefront, joining others pushing back against a leaked Trump administration memo saying your genitalia at birth locks in your gender.… Read the rest

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Author pens book on family mystery

The Journal/Times

Name: Doris Green

Age: 70

Current town/city of residence: Spring Green in a log house on a hillside south of the Wisconsin River.

Connection to Racine County: Born in Racine, grew up in Mount Pleasant

Occupation: Writer

Title of book and publisher: “Elsie’s Story: Chasing a Family Mystery,” Henschel Haus, Milwaukee

Synopsis of book (plot): Haunted by my aunt’s death in a northern Wisconsin tavern when I was 12, I eventually embarked on a decades-long search combining journalistic inquiry and genealogy with hypnosis and alternative tools.

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5 Star Review for “Astonishing Tales!”

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

Astonishing Tales! Your Astonishment May Vary is a collection of humorous essays and stories written by Matt Geiger. Who is Matt Geiger and is he really still alive? In his opening story, Geiger relates his experiences growing up in the shadow of the much more famous NBA player, Matt Geiger, and receiving anonymous envelopes with clippings about his alter-ego in his school locker.

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Author to discuss transgender experience



Waupaca County News
By Angie Landsverk


Carla Ernst is a writer, musician, composer, volunteer and consultant.

She is also a transgender woman.

“I always remember feeling I was a woman since birth,” Ernst said.

Growing up in suburban Chicago in the late 1950s and early 1960s, she was the oldest of seven children in what she describes as a happy, Catholic family.… Read the rest

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