Welcome to Fish on a Ladder:
Confessions of a White Trash Hoe
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’s a lot more to me!
I am an intellectual idiot, feminist exhibitionist, and optimistic cynic. I’m a glutton for binge drinking, orgasms, and public humiliation. I’m a polyamorous bisexual unicorn stripper. I suffer from chronic illness, mental illnesses, and social immobility. See, there are plenty of ways to label me!
In 2015, I moved from New York to Los Angeles to chase my dreams of writing and singing horrifyingly honest accounts of human nature, like Kurt Vonnegut and Tom Waits.
Unfortunately, so far, mine has not been a “rags to riches” story. My attempt to escape poverty has left me feeling like a fish on a ladder. It’s pretty hard to climb when you’ve got no arms.
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 attempt to climb the social ladder, and what I learned along the way.
Mental Illness, Poverty, Sex, Drugs, and Opera.