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About veronicavera

Veronica Vera’s: Author, educator, Doctor of Human Sexuality. VV's multi-faceted career began with several years on Wall Street. Then she decided to earn an honest living as a sex journalist, porn star, erotic model, prostitutes’ rights activist. Her collaborations with artists include Robert Mapplethorpe and the women of Club 90, the first porn star support group: Jane Hamilton aka Veronica Hart, Annie Sprinkle, Candida Royalle(d.) and Gloria Leonard (d.)Veronica testified in Washington, D.C. for freedom of expression before a Senate judiciary committee (Meese Report). In 1992 Veronica created the world’s first crossdressing and transgender academy, Miss Vera’s Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls and in 1997 wrote the book of the same name. Her second book is Miss Vera’s Crossdress for Success (2002). Her most recent book is Miss Vera's Cross Gender Fun For All (2016). She continues to offer classes in higher heeled education at her NY academy and college campuses, fields offers from media producers and works on her memoir. www.missvera.com

What’s in a Name?

I’ve added a phrase to the main title of my blog. Veronica Vera–Now & Then describes the schedule and the content of my posts. So far, I’ve published infrequently, i.e. “now and then.” I hope the more definitive “Now & … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and The Space In-Between

I am living in the spaces in between: physical and spiritual, personal and global… Continue reading

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Streetwalkers Manhattan 1980’s

Throughout the 1980’s I had a column in ADAM magazine called Veronica Vera’s New York. Here’s one of the treasures from my archives. I look forward to sharing more with you from my past as well as my present. Your … Continue reading

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Candice/Candida, One Year Later

Like her ashes that were distributed to loved ones, cherished and planted far and wide, one year after her death on September 7, 2015, the legacy of Candice Vadala aka Candida Royalle continues to grow and pay homage to her … Continue reading

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The Lost Mapplethorpe

One picture is worth a thousand words, but some are worth many thousand and sometimes thousands of dollars. This story is of such a picture, a photograph by the artist Robert Mapplethorpe. When you look, you will see me, the … Continue reading

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Miss Vera’s Perspective: Why Bruce Jenner said, “Asexual” and more…

By Dr. Veronica Vera, DHS The Bruce Jenner Interview conducted by Diane Sawyer which aired April 25, 2015 on ABC was smart and sensitive. I felt very uplifted. This next morning I am surprised at how I feel this much … Continue reading

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Miss Vera On Bruce Jenner: A response to the New York Times

Bruce Jenner: Transition or Fashion Statement? Is Bruce Jenner in the process of gender transition or could this be simply a bold fashion statement? I’m surprised that Jacob Bernstein writing in the Style Section of the New York Times on … Continue reading

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Review: Miss Vera Gives TRANSPARENT an A+

Originally posted on Veronica Vera — Now & Then:
?   JILL SOLOWAY HAS DONE HER HOMEWORK The beauty of the show TRANSPARENT, is that in telling the story of Mort who is Maura Pfefferman creator Jill Soloway has chosen to…

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Review: Miss Vera Gives TRANSPARENT an A+

    JILL SOLOWAY HAS DONE HER HOMEWORK The beauty of the show TRANSPARENT, is that in telling the story of Mort who is Maura Pfefferman creator Jill Soloway has chosen to include sexuality as a theme, as equally important … Continue reading

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Invitation to Club 90 Doctoral Celebration in SF, June 26.

DAY OF THE DIVAS—A CELEBRATION OF THE EROTIC ARTS An Open House, Meet & Greet, & Erotic Art Exhibit with Porn’s Golden Era Stars & Sexuality Innovators At the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS) 1523 Franklin Street, … Continue reading

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