Where: NYU Bookstore
212-998-4667 Price: Free
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Veronica Vera made history when she created the world’s first cross dressing academy, Miss Vera’s Finishing School for Boys who Want to Be Girls in New York City in 1992. Twenty-five years later, her school has become internationally famous, offering a much-needed service to the vast transgender community who enroll for on campus classes from across the country and around the world. Today, Miss Vera has expanded her academy to include all women, couples and non-binary individuals. She is an expert in the fields of sexuality and gender expression.
In 2014, Veronica Vera was awarded a doctorate in human sexuality in recognition of her work, her artistry and her activism.
She is also the recipient of an Emerging Artist grant from the Franklin Furnace and a 2017 Acker Award for avant-garde art, and the author of three books: Miss Vera’s Finishing School For Boys Who Want To Be Girls (Doubleday, 1997); Miss Vera’s Cross Dress for Success (Villard, 2002); and Miss Vera’s Cross Gender Fun for All (Greenery, 2016).