Veronica Vera (b. New Jersey) is former Wall Street trader turned sex worker, actress, author and activist. She founded Miss Vera’s Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls, the first cross-dressing academy, posed for Robert Mapplethrope and founded a sex-workers support group, Club 90 with fellow prostitute’s rights activist, Annie Sprinkle. For more information see the artist’s website, www.missvera.com.