Miss Vera’s Academy is re-organizing its curriculum and classes. We’ll be back in September with our exciting new program. To stay up to date, please join our private mailing list, visit us on Facebook or simply re-visit this page.
Cherchez la femme!
Miss Vera’s Finishing School For Boys Who Want To Be Girls
Welcome to the online home of Miss Vera’s Finishing School For Boys Who Want To Be Girls, the world’s first transgender academy and foremost crossdressing service, located in New York City and known across the globe.
I am Veronica Vera, your dean of students, founder and author. Miss Vera’s was created in the early 90’s to serve the needs of the thousands of men and transpeople who have the desire to break through gender barriers and explore their feminine options, some for a day, others for a lifetime. Happily, more and more couples also call upon me to share my knowledge and guide them to deeper levels of understanding and trust. Providing both a learning experience and a pampering session, I and my faculty of expert and caring deans are here for you. And we expect you to be the best you can be. We’ve become so popular that non-trans women, too, flock to our doors.
What we look for in a student is enthusiasm and a desire to explore. We’ll supply the guidance, the wigs and the wardrobe in an uplifting environment. With clothing as our props, we support you in your quest for freedom of expression, so that no matter what your fashion statement, you can be a happier, healthier, sexier human being. Our commitment is to style, from help with putting together your look or looks, as well as teaching you integrity of lifestyle.
Our academy motto is “Cherchez la femme”. In French, the verb “chercher” means “to look to” or “to look for”. It’s perfect for you, dear student, as you “look to” women for guidance and “look for” the woman inside of you. Allow your femmeself to open you up to the world, not isolate you from it. Our lessons are based on a philosophy I refer to as “Venus Envy.” I believe that for every woman who burned her bra, there is a man eager to wear one.
In the years since our Academy’s inception, multitudes of gender explorers have visited us from across the country and around the world. Thousands more have read my two academy books. The first bears the name, Miss Vera’s Finishing School for Boys Who Want To Be Girls, the second is Miss Vera’s Crossdress for Success. If you are ready to begin your academy transformation, I invite you to take a tour through our site to learn of the many ways you can participate. If you think you might like to visit us on campus, please download our enrollment application.
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Spouses and Significant Others
Are you the wife or significant other (s.o.) whose man loves to wear a dress? There is so much more understood about the transgender phenomenon and crossdressing than was known at the time I created my academy. I encourage you not to live in the dark ages. Whether you crossdress or are the partner of someone who does, I can help. more...
Book Miss Vera
You can bring Miss Vera to your campus, conference or museum venue. Her illustrated multi-media lecture, “Lessons in Life, Liberty and Lipstick” is the perfect edutainment for queer studies, sexuality series and alternative lifestyle programs. She is also available for workshops and presentations at transgender support and social groups. To book Miss Vera, email
To see when Miss Vera may be in your area, consult our calendar
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Watch Miss Vera
Watch a selection of our videos on Miss Vera’s YouTube channel.
News Flash! Miss V on live TV
On Thursday, July 21, 2011, 10-11 pm EDT, you can catch me on TV and archived on the internet at The Grube Tube. See our events page for more information.
Amazing Grace: How to Walk, Sit and Pose in High Heels - A Walking Class for for All Genders
We’ve scheduled new sessions of our popular group class Amazing Grace: “How to Walk In High Heels” and in response to your requests added Pretty in Pictures: “How to Pose for Photos”. Our classes are about to be written up in New York Magazine, so sign up now before they are filled. I look forward to seeing you in class.
These integrated group walking classes are a delightful addition to Miss Vera’s academy curriculum. A unique and enlightening experience for all. more...
Come Out, Come Out Whoever You Are
Student Chrissy Sue Calls Miss Vera's Academy A Life-Saving Experience in Her New Book.
Each time one of our students follows up her visit with a thank-you note to the deans and I, we are thrilled. But student Chrissy Sue (born Jim) has blown our minds with her memoir, Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are. I have heard many students tell me that their visit to our academy was a life-changing experience. Chrissy Sue offers proof in 300 well-written pages, that take us through her sad boyhood, experience as a proud marine, and more, prior to her MVA enrollment. more...