Welcome to The White Trash Hoe Experience!

Art by Kimberly Kyne


I’m Vera, and yes, if you only take into account my race, socioeconomic status, and sexual tendencies, I am a White Trash Hoe…but there is a lot more to me!

I am an intellectual idiot,  feminist exhibitionist, and cynical optimist.  I’m a glutton for binge drinking, orgasms, and public humiliation. I’m a polyamorous bisexual. I also have Complex-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a Traumatic Brain Injury, and Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease. See, there are plenty of ways you can label me!

Yet with all odds against me, I have already accomplished so much at the ripe age of 27. Partly due to my unrealistic, naive, and pointlessly optimistic views of the world, and partly because of my dark, repugnant sense of humor. I graduated with a degree in psychology, only to realize, after a brief mid-mid-life-crisis, that my true passion lies in the arts.

So, I quit all of my jobs, packed up my car, and drove across the country from New York to Los Angeles, to accomplish my dreams of telling horrifyingly accurate accounts of human nature, which teach us to laugh at our faults, like Kurt Vonnegut, and produce beautiful songs which reflect this same theme, like Giacomo Puccini, and Tom Waits.

Unfortunately, so far, mine is not a “rags to riches” story. My attempt to escape poverty has left me feeling like a fish on a ladder. Every time I make any progress, some powerful force of nature seems to push me back down. Sometimes I wonder if my seemingly endless seeking of identity, influence, and intimacy is all worth it, but I’m too stubborn to ever stop trying.

Will I make it, or will I continue to swim downstream?  What will I find if I do reach the top? Will I find peace and happiness within myself? Will I be able to change the world?…Or will I find that not all that glitters is gold?…And realize that I had everything I needed all along?

This is my story. The uncensored, unabashed story of my social, psychological, and sexual liberation.  

“Lord, we know what we are, but not what we may be.”-Ophelia, William Shakespeare, Hamlet