Saturday, 17 August 2013

Interview with Mikki Whitworth


Monika: Today’s interview will be with Mikki Whitworth, an American transgender writer, author of "Masks of a Superhero", featured in Topside Press‘s “The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard” (2012). Hello Mikki!
Mikki: Hello, thank you for this opportunity to reach out to my readers and the community at large.
Monika: Could you say a few words about yourself?
Mikki: What can I say about myself? I guess the one part of my life that stands out is that I am a disabled American veteran. I served my country in my youth. Now 25 years later, I am still picking up the pieces of that service. I have been with a wonderful man for 18 years, he has stood by my side through understanding my mental illness, standing next to me through transitioning and returning to college at nearly 40.
Monika: How did you start writing?
Mikki: I started writing as a way to deal with my illness. I began writing with a group of veterans at my local veteran’s hospital. My first two major works were entered into the VA National Creative Arts Festival. They won silver and bronze metals. I knew I was doing something right and thus began my goal to write more and better which eventually let to my desire to return to college.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Interview with Azora Alexander


Monika: Today’s interview will be with Azora Alexander, a young video blogger that documents her transition on YouTube. Hello Azora!
Azora: Hello Monika! It is such an honor to be here.
Monika: Could you say a few words about yourself?
Azora: Well I’m 25 years old, and I live in a small town in North Carolina.
Monika: Why did you decide to share your transition details on YouTube?
Azora: I actually started making videos about 3 years ago. they started as just makeup videos and over time I would talk about various personal things, and so when I decided to make my transition I felt that vlogging about it would not only be therapeutic but also maybe my experiences both good and bad could help let others know that they are not alone.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Interview with Birdy Reene


Monika: Today’s interview will be with Birdy Reene, a young video blogger that documents her transition on YouTube. Hello Birdy!
Birdy: Hi, hi, Thanks for wanting to interview me.
Monika: Could you say a few words about yourself?
Birdy: Well, I'm 26, I'm a home health aid who looks after the mentally handicapped. Outside of work I play video games, run my own anime art website and play around with the concept of doing my own manga.
Monika: Why did you decide to share your transition details on YouTube?
Birdy: My friend Sour Skiddlez has been doing video blogs for a long time, and exposed me to the process in one of her videos so I started doing it myself. I more or less wanted to show transition isn't the nightmare people make it out to be, its rough I won't lie, but I feel like if more of us were to educate the future trans community, maybe they can take from us and help themselves better.

Interview with Christina Warburton


Monika: Today’s interview will be with Christina Warburton, a young video blogger that documents her transition on YouTube. Hello Christina!
Christina: Hello Monika, It is a privilege to speak with you today. I feel very honoured to be looked at as an Idol.
Monika: Could you say a few words about yourself?
Christina: Sure, I was born in Liverpool, England, moved to Philadelphia, PA when I was 10 years old. As for me currently, I’m a 35 year old MTF, who is a proud parent of 3 children. I’m really no one special, I’m an average blue collar worker that works for a landscaping company.
I pay my taxes, bills, go to work everyday, and do the same things as everyone else, despite what some people would tend to try to make everyone believe. I am also a musician, I have been playing bass since high school, and am an avid video gamer and general techie.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Jasmina von Leeds on Fashion & Beauty - 03 - Romy Schneider


Monika: What do you like most about Romy Schneider?
Jasmina: I like her beauty, her sweetness, her intensity before the camera. I was always fascinated by her and her life story. I watched every documentary about her. I also have many pictures and books with her. It's really tragic what happened to her.
Monika: Which movies with Romy Schneider do you admire most?
Jasmina: My favorite movie is "L'Important c'est d'aimer" (Nachtblende). This is one of my favorite movies of all time. It's really shocking and sad.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Songs of Allison Lenore Annalora (09)


Monika: "As If We Never Said Goodbye" is a musical song from “Sunset Boulevard” with lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Why did you decide to include it in your list?
Allison: I'm a Barbra Freak and she did it on "Back to Broadway" Album.
Monika: What is your favourite line in the song?
Allison: "I don't know why I'm frightened, I know my way around here"...

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Interview with Fiona Corwin


Monika: Today’s interview will be with Fiona Corwin, a young video blogger that documents her transition on YouTube. Hello Fiona!
Fiona: Hello! Young! You’re sweet to say so. I’ll be 42 this year!
Monika: Could you say a few words about yourself?
Fiona: I am a 41yr old trans woman. I started my transition in October of 2012, HRT in January of 2013, and living full time as a woman in May of 2013. It’s a complicated question because I am a lot of things depending on where you look from.
I am a Web Developer, an IT consultant, a manager, a business owner, a carpenter, a machinist, a musician, a writer, a lover, a poet, a martial artist, a fencer, and a bit of a pacifist who likes her guns. I am both fiercely independent and serially monogamous. I fall in love with people often – they fascinate me.

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