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Diana J. Ensign
Diana J. Ensign, JD, is an Award-Winning Author who writes about the human spirit. Her newest book, THE FREEDOM TO BE: Stories from Transgender Youth, Adults, and Their Families, is a 2020 IPPY Outstanding Books Gold Medal Winner in the Freedom Fighter category. This book underscores the essential human need for safety, connection, and acceptance and for policies that ensure every family is valued. Her book, HEART GUIDE: True Stories of Grief and Healing, shares intimate and poignant guidance
About My Work:
I am a contemporary author of literary nonfiction. I utilize my writing to create books that inspire compassion, personal empowerment, and greater understanding of our shared humanity.
Author Diana Ensign: The Freedom to Be Official Book Launch & Panel Discussion
Saturday, March 21, 2020 (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, EST)
Tube Factory Artspace (in Fountain Square)
1125 Cruft Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Presented in partnership with Trinity Haven and Queering Indy.
Join Award-Winning Author, Diana Ensign, for this community celebration and informative panel discussion with Kimberly Acoff (Indiana Youth Group Director of Programming), Diana A. (parent of a transgender and a nonbinary youth), and Sa’hara Miller (BU Wellness Sophisticated Divas Program Coordinator), and Andru Lanning (awesome young adult). LGBTQ organization info tables, book signing, and more!
Event is Free and Open to the Public.
- OUTSTANDING BOOKS GOLD MEDAL WINNER! 2020 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS (IPPY) for THE FREEDOM TO BE, in the Freedom Fighter category.
- GOLD MEDAL WINNER! 2018 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARD (IPPY Awards) for HEART GUIDE, best in its category.”Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing, the IPPY Awards showcase the best books from throughout North America and the English-speaking world. This year’s contest drew 4,500 entries. IPPY Awards recognize merit and reward authors who take chances and break new ground.”
- TWO-TIME INDIVIDUAL ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM (IAP) GRANT RECIPIENT (2019; 2003). Artistic development grant ($2,000; $1,000) awarded by the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) for nonfiction story projects.
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