Category Archives: AVA ZINN Wants to Know

08Oct/16

Addressing Response Regarding Facebook post about 1994 Eastbrook/Mississinewa Inclimate WX Cold Case…

Editor’s note: This letter is in response to reaction to one decision made by the late Eastbrook Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dennis Fox (1945-2016) in February 1994. This is considered to be a “civil cold case” now resolved.

Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to Dr. Fox’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time. A brave husband and educator lost his life after an illness. We also extend our sympathy to one of my late brother’s friends Jessica (Todd) Fox and offer thanks to those who have stood by yours truly after Albert’s suicide on August 10, 2002 (even though he drowned at Pine Lake).

I have received a number of comments about a Facebook post that I had to post since it met my threshold of a post that seemed necessary in my judgement. It was Dr. Fox’s obituary nonetheless. The reason why I intercepted that particular post after I read it on Facebook via Jessica and the fact back in February of 1994, Mississinewa Community Schools was either under a delay or running on time while the home district at the time (Eastbrook) was closed due to weather conditions, and in violation of a Zinn Family Policy that went into effect on July 4, 1993 (follow the Mississinewa Community Schools Schedule regardless of the schedules of the home district–even if Eastbrook is on delay or closed).

As a fourth grader at Northview Elementary School (located in the Mississinewa School District) living in Van Buren (in the Eastbrook school district) back in February 1994, I had begun to take the role more of a parent than a child. Education then as now is important. It is just one reason why at the end of every Vote for the Girls episode, I add the phrase, “Help control your child’s education, have them immunized.” I would go on and on and on explaining in further details like the Energizer bunny, but I am not going to.

Twenty-two and a half (22 1/2) years later–in 2016–now as a woman and a father (yes, I still am a father despite the ongoing gender transition) of four daughters (one of them has since graduated from college, two in high school and one in middle school), it is safe to say that a dispute is finally resolved. Fall/Autumn is now in full swing. It’s chilly. It’s a time of year when you start preparing for winter weather conditions such as snow and ice, which is an even greater hassle than usual because of the cold conditions. Nonetheless, I used to love snow and play in it, but not anymore after 1994 after that incident and seeing a water heater pipe bursting when I lived at my mother’s in Van Buren. (I never forgot it as long as I’m alive)

After celebrating my 11th birthday, I took a vow of loyalty when I got the flu back in January 1994 and had to miss school due to that. It is also a vow of perfection and doing whatever it took and anything to achieve that goal–even if means going to school sick, making the three hour walk or one hour bike trip from Van Buren to Gas City in the event Mississinewa Community Schools is running on schedule while Eastbrook Community is either closed or delayed (which meant back then no transportation).

That particular incident of which following an investigation that was later determined to be at the decision of Dr. Fox back then (and at one point, if memory serves me right, even tried to confront him right after my brother’s high school graduation in June 1996, but my mother wouldn’t allow me to do so–despite knowing what I knew was right and wrong on my part). That decision of Dr. Fox to have the audacity to closing Eastbrook for the day in February 1994 while Mississinewa wasn’t, which to this day (and have now officially forgiven Dr. Fox for that) was ruled (based on 1994 rules and regulations) for CAUSING (yes, I said “causing” since then as now as it could have easily all been avoided had Mississinewa AND Eastbrook closed for the day) yours truly to lose out perfect attendance back in the 1993-94 school year.

It was after my mother, brother, and I relocated from Van Buren to Marion on October 15, 1996 influenced of what my immediate family would become and learning from the mistakes a parent made while growing up: to ensure my children get their education and becoming a far better parent than my mother was when she raised my brother and myself, I adopted a special system (dubbed the “Bothwell system” after the then-Mississinewa Community Schools superintendent Dr. Robert Bothwell when I attended RJB and Ole Miss High School), while my four daughters and son (Samantha, Tiffani, Ashli, Tabitha, and Kenneth) as well as my step-daughter Denise (Kymberly’s youngest daughter) would contractually stipulate (it’s a rule that I have enforced since July 4, 1993) about school closings/delays involving my children’s and my alma matter school district (Mississinewa Community Schools) regardless of the home school district (in this case since 1996, Marion Community Schools and from 1985 until 1996 Eastbrook Community Schools), and ensuring my children meet or even exceed a good attendance record–a very important aspect of having a good education.

Under the terms of the July 1993 rule passed by the family legislature, I had a contractual obligation as a 10 year old boy, I have to arrive promptly at Northview Elementary promptly at 8:25 a.m. Eastern, and cannot arrive late or be absent for any reason whatsoever, even weather conditions. I was inclined to favor my education over whatever any administrator says (two clear examples were on April 18, 1996 and in January 1997), as I only had two friends (Holly Everman and Robyn Hurd) being well treated well in hopes of return loyalty.

That obligation, unfortunately, often times includes controversy, backlash, negative criticism, uncomfortable subjects that are at times difficult to hear, make you upset, or even make you angry. And while this Mississinewa High School Class of 2001 Alumnus is now living as a woman 34 years of age, everyone involved is human and have similar reactions. So these are situations we take very seriously.

By learning about Dr. Fox’s death this week from a long-time friend of Albert’s that I inherited, I was able get a resolution to a 22 1/2 year old dispute automatically and officially forgave Dr. Fox.

Also by deciding to posting the obituary on Facebook with my thoughts, you were able to get an answer to “who caused Ava Zinn to miss school that day in February 1994?” I also wanted to give some insight and direction into someone I did not agree with about the decision to delay or cancel school involving two school districts–attending and home districts. For some, maybe it’s something you are already familiar with in Grant County or wherever you live; for others it may be something you simply do not understand or comprehend and I suggest you do some research–that’s how you will learn by reading and doing research.

Plus, if my memory serves me correctly when I read the obituary, I learned Dr. Fox was pretty much the predecessor of Dr. Bothwell and in a bit of an irony (not 100 percent sure or even confirmed this) from what I remember, I’m pretty sure there is an indirect lead (maybe just a hunch) to my dis-enrollment from Indiana Wesleyan University 15 years ago and the hunt for another college/university to attend in order for readmission to IWU after completing a few credit hours at another college/university (something I have determined back in January 2002). It was very difficult for to see, comprehend and understand — mostly for anyone who attended Mississinewa Community Schools but doesn’t live in the school district.

This story was just only one small part of my complete coverage of the IWU Cold Case and ensuring what I know is right for my children. I will continue to fight for family and continued do so.

It is not my my intention to bash someone that has recently passed while that same individual’s family is in mourning, as one person commented on Facebook. This is not the first time it has happened, and I’m sure it will not be the last.

Again, I honor Dr. Fox for his dedication to the Eastbrook Community Schools and we hope you understand the tough choices that must be made. Like my friends and fans–BOTTOM LINE–justice is officially served .

Ava Zinn
Transgendered sister of Albert Zinn (1977-2002)

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04Sep/16

Ava Zinn addresses the responses regarding minor accident, recent decisions

I am well aware of it. I am very well aware of criticism I am facing after making the decision to go live on Facebook with a breaking story after witnessing a minor accident on the afternoon of Friday, September 2, 2016 at the intersection of North Wabash Avenue and West Kem Road on the northwest side of Marion (Indiana).

As someone who is an executive producer of “Vote for the Girls (USA on YouTube)” and with some broadcast journalism experience background while attending Mississinewa High School and previously launched a news department back in 1999, you would know what I am talking about. I’m sure that all broadcast journalists have to know whether or not to shoot a Facebook live segment (something I do not do very often, unless it is warranted).

The decision to go on Facebook live just a half hour after witnessing the minor accident, met my threshold and met my threshold of the decision to go on Facebook Live, despite being shaken up. However, keep in mind that I had to find a spot with a stable Wi-Fi connection in order to provide the live update as it happened and had to work with what I have available.

My decision to post the live video on Facebook simply came down to the obligation and a duty to inform fans (both on THIS WEB SITE and Vote for the Girls) and friends without any f**king question in my judgement whatsoever. The decision also came down to the decision of this one news story since I also run the “Vote for the Girls” franchise.

One clear example of when to make the decision to go live on Facebook and/or post on YouTube at the first opportunity (besides posting episodes) happened during the summer break, starting with the very second I got alerted (approximately 4:00 AM Eastern) from sources in Orlando, Florida of word via Twitter about the murder (or should I say the Assassination) of Christina Grimmie on June 11, 2016. The reason that story met my threshold of my definition of an assassination is because Christina Grimmie was my Vote for the Girls pick on the sixth season of The Voice and decided to pick eventual winner Joshua Kaufman (I cannot accept Mr. Kaufman as a fellow Hoosier because he is from Virgina and the reason why WTHR “13 NBC” anchorman Scott Swan is no longer my all-time Indianapolis anchorman–that position is now held by Ray Cortopassi at Fox 59 in Indianapolis) as a “Vote for the Worst pick.”  Two years later (THIS YEAR), NOW I know that I had made the right decision for a good reason or two (Watch “Remembering Christina Grimmie” from VFTG  and “INNewsCenter’s 300th YouTube clip” below the details) ;

  • After Alisan Porter won “The Voice” and watching BOTH clips from Alisan Porter and Joshua Kaufman from “Star Search” back in the day on YouTube as well as after I OFFICIALLY sold my virginity to my girlfriend, Kymberly, as a threat if a female contestant did not win shows like “The Voice” or “American Idol”, which in fact did happen and what eventually lead to the most brutal punishment at the time.
  • Ever since the late Christina Grimmie’s third place finish two years ago, I’ve since made changes to Vote for the Girls to include “flex picking” (or switching picks) last year that produced my first American Idol moderator victory after Nick Fradiani was announced the winner (though I did not watch the finale performances, but Kymberly did because Jax Cole, the last female contestant, finished third, and I never watch an all-male finale nor from 1986 until I posted as part of a late “April Fool’s Day” prank after 23 years on the INNewsCenter YouTube channel, decided to post Scott Jones and Gene Cox anchoring the April 3, 2009 edition of Fox 59’s morning newscast–there are certain days when the day is right or when I do get advance notice then and ONLY THEN will that ever happen)….

Often times, most of the moderator panelists on VFTG also do double duty as a de facto reporter as a broadcast journalist. The first time that ever happened was on June 11, 2016 when I had to broadcast a special episode of “Vote for the Girls” that was eventually posted on the YouTube channel the night of June 11, 2016 (watch below) and also on INNewsCenter (watch below).

I have faced way too much criticism in recent years over recent decisions and a great majority of those decisions proved to be justified (similar to when a police officer has to shoot a suspect), but the fact of the matter is many of those other decisions were made because of what I have available at that time. Take the WISH-TV/Bright House dispute eight years ago, look at the repercussions that followed and the reason why I have cut the cord some years before it became a trend not because of costs, but after the big four Fort Wayne stations were dropped from Bright House is what killed INNewsCenter and outdated equipment . Another clear example was raising just enough funds for my American Idol audition five years ago, when I had no other choice but to raise funds by holding a yard sale yet the side effect of that was breaking the lease.

I’ve received a number of comments about the accident since Friday night. As the webmaster of AvaZinn.com, my obligation is to primarily inform people of Grant County, Indiana with this web site and entertain (such as Vote for the Girls and INNewsCenter). That obligation unfortunately, sometimes, includes uncomfortable subjects or comments that are difficult to hear or even make you angry–most of those comments were hurtful and at times disrespectful for a transgender woman nearing 34 years of age. And while this webmaster is human as well and we have similar reactions. These are situations we take very seriously.

By posting the live Facebook video Friday afternoon, you were able to get a third side of the story, the witness’ side. I wanted to give some insight into the mind of someone who happened to have witnessed the minor accident as it happened  so there was some context and exposure for you. For some, maybe it’s something you are already familiar with; for others it may be something you cannot even comprehend. It was difficult for many of us to watch and understand coming from the witness’ point of view. I’ve seen it way too many times since the day I moved to Marion from Van Buren on October 16, 1996.

The decision to post the live video on Facebook is just a small part in the existing commitment I made on May 26, 2001–the day I graduated from Mississinewa High School. That commitment did not change after I began a long transition to a woman in 2004.

Again, it is the reason why I do this web site and I hope you understand the tough choices we have to make in making the decision to go on Facebook Live. Like our viewers, we want 100 percent of the story.

Ava Zinn
Founder and Webmaster, AvaZinn.com since November 1, 1999

PS: After I watched the video back, I almost swore by saying “This is the f**king news” after I heard a car honk but instead I said, “Oh, crap.” I’ve posted part of the clip as “Ava Zinn – The Thug Life (OFFICIAL EDITED version)” on my YouTube channel and an unedited version has been donated to the ThugLifeVideos YouTube channel.

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07Oct/15

Ava Zinn to take part in Risperdal settlement

Risperdal

In August 2002, just days after my brother Albert took his own life (despite the Adams County Corner ruling my brother’s death an accident), I was prescribed by Dr. Jerry Co a drug called Risperdal after I said, “I’m OK, but not OK.”

I took that particular medication for as much as as six months and realised that my fate (as a biological male) was sealed the second the pill traveled through my liver.

Today, after reading through my Facebook feed, about Risperdal and male breaths growth, I had an obligation to make my story heard.

I will update this story.

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Vote for the Girls’ Moderators’ Veto on DaNica Shirey’s Elimination…

This has to be one of the biggest eliminations since I launched Vote for the Girls.

All eight of the moderators (Holly Everman, Julia Passalt, Kellie Rock, Lanise White, Rhonda Rhodes, Kendra Ray, Kymberly Alvaraz, and yours truly-Ava Zinn) unanimously agreed to reject the Vote for the Girls Loss since Shirey was the last remaining female on The seventh season of the NBC reality singing competition “The Voice”

With DaNica Shirey being the second recipient of the Moderators’ VETO, the American Version of Vote for the Girls did not declare a loss and none of the moderators face a Punishment for Failure.

I posted on Facebook about this: “I’m glad that I changed the rules on ‪#‎VoteForTheGirls‬. I’m proud to be the webmaster and thanking my fellow moderators of rejecting DaNica’s elimination and the ‪#‎VFTGLoss‬ so that being said….. It may not be outcome I had wanted, but I want to say thanks for Voting for DaNica Shirey and I’m one Lucky woman and my moderators on the Vote for the Girls unanimously ‪#‎VFTGModeratorsVeto‬

Julia Passalt, another moderator took to Twitter, “Pretty much bittersweet and nullified.
Can’t believe the result and when Ava announced #VFTGModeratorsVeto.. No #VFTGLoss
We lose DaNica, and so what do we do now? Let’s see. 0 girls left. #VFTGModeratorsVeto DaNica Shirey elimination and no #VFTGLoss”

Holly Everman on Twitter: “Honestly? What the f–k did I just see? I am glad that Ava changed the rules on Vote for the Girls USA – Official this year. I, Holly Marie Everman, cannot believe what I saw! #VoiceResults
#SHOCKED #VFTGModeratorsVeto Thank lord there isn’t a #VFTGLoss”

What is your reaction of the decision to not declare a Vote for the Girls loss?
Comment Below.

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18Nov/14

Ava Zinn Announcement (11/18/14)

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I am well aware of it and you should be too.

I understand that things have been really bad in 2014. This year marks 10 years since I began an ongoing gender transition from male to female. Setback after setback after setback after setback has been the problem for yours truly since my IWU dismissal.

A triumph or two happens to be Vote for the Girls, a site I launched on April 28, 2010 following Siobahn Magnus’ elimination. the site has been successful with six outright victories and going for a seventh.

This year, I made a lot of changes to Vote for the Girls USA that saw the site finally getting what quite possibly the only victory of 2014 following the elimination of Tommy & Peta last night.

Tonight, I watched along with just as much as everyone else witnessed what quite possibly be the second consecutive loss on The Voice with only three girls left–Anita Antioinette, DaNica Shirey, and Reagan James.

So with that in mind, if you have been a fan for years or have known me personally, I am asking you to help my site Vote for the Girls by encouraging you to go to the American version of the site.

Unfortunately, I have decided to make some changes that will incorporate Vote for the Girls (the American, British, and upcoming Austrailian adaptations) and INNewsCenter onto AvaZinn.com effective July 4, 2015.

The sites are not shutting down, per se, but it is apparent that my friends and fans have decided not to support Anita, DaNica, and Reagan.

By not voting for the the girls, you are hurting someone and not even know it.

I want everyone to take the Vote for the Girls pledge tonight or as of January 4, 2015 pay yours truly a monthly fee of $2.50 or $35 a year if you choose not to support the site securing a victory.

Of course, my closest friends have been the strongest bunch and I understand that what I just proposed to them may not work for everyone, I will find someone that will take the Vote for the Girls pledge as a condition of maintaining such friendship. So far, Holly Everman and Rachael Passalt are such friends that have taken the pledge. Those that choose not to, have until October 4, 2015 to comply with this new Ava Zinn Close Friend Mandate or risk ending a close friendship after years of being loyal.

As always, I do thank you for supporting The Vote for the Girls franchise. For those of you that would rather choose the best artist regardless of someone’s gender–I am truly sorry to say this, but after January 4, 2015, if you are a close friend and want to keep it, I know that you all have family obligations and understand that unforeseen circumstances do come up from time to time.

For those of say if the girls sang better, I would vote for them–I want you to consider this suggestion–do it anyway as long as you do not vote for any male contestant once you make the Vote for the Girls pledge since it is indefinite and it does apply to all singing competitions such as The Voice, American Idol, Rising Star, X Factor, and the make-up competitions such as So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, and more recently Dancing with the Stars/Strictly Come Dancing.

I’m sure you all have a lot of questions about this and I will be happy to answer them.

I hope you will start voting for the ladies and when girls win these shows, my friends, my fans, and every one of Indiana’s 92 counties win also. The rewards will be amazing when a Vote for the Girls victory occurs.

-Ava Zinn

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26Aug/14

What’s Wrong With Holly Everman?

In more ways than one close friend could possibly imagine, yet in some odd manner since 1990, Holly Everman’s friends have been dreading for this day. They’ve been dreading for the day when she’d reach rock bottom and be forced to come to terms with an alcohol problem that she’s battled for some time.

“She’s a sick, sick woman,” one source told me. “She desperately needs help.”

There was a sad inevitability to what happened Sunday morning on the northwest side of Indianapolis when she was arrested for her second DUI this year alone. Everman faces four felony counts after being arrested on preliminary charges of driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance. As someone I have been close friends with for 25 years, insider sources and fellow Muncie Central High School Class of 1998 alumni have known that Holly was struggling again with alcohol. For years, they fought to get her into rehab. At the very least, they fought to get her a driver in the hopes of keeping her from getting behind the wheel.

I have been cleaning up Holly’s messes for years now, especially since May of 2012 following the death of another good friend–Robyn (Hurd) Matthewson. Time and again, Everman dismissed the concerns of her close friends and confidants, even if her increasingly attractive physical appearance sent up red flags throughout the community.

I asked her back in 2011 when I was visiting her in Muncie about her weight gain, which has brought her from 135 pounds to 190, and she insisted the doctors kept telling her to lose weight.

I suspected otherwise.

Those of us who are around Holly Everman on a regular basis suspected otherwise for a very long time.

So why didn’t you know what was wrong with Holly Everman?

That’s a fair question I got asked in 2011. But it’s much like the NBA players during the Detroit Pitons Bad Boys era. Suspicions cannot be the basis for a post on this web site — AvaZinn.com. My feeling all along has been, “Unless she gets arrested for drugs, or acts erratically in a public setting while obviously under the influence, it will remain nothing more than an educated guess.”

Now he’s been arrested — twice now.

The game has changed.

That was hammered home Monday morning as a bunch of media waited outside the Indianapolis-Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Around 8:30, Everman and her lawyer,  appeared and got into a car without comment. Everman looked beaten, face blotchy. It was a sad sight but not a surprising one.

She has two big problems, besides the obvious alcohol issue: She has the appearance of a former supermodel, and she has lots of free time. That is a dangerous cocktail for a woman with a genetic predisposition to alcohol abuse.

That doesn’t make her a bad woman, just a troubled one, one who has been in and out of rehab on multiple occasions, one who needs to get herself some help again if she wants to be alive for the American Idol’s next female winner.

This is not written in anger. It’s written with compassion — although if she’d hurt someone while driving, it would take on a different tone. This is a woman 34 years of age I’ve been best friends with since 1989 in the throes of addiction, a disease she’s been fighting for four years with mixed results.

Now comes the wake-up call.

Do you hear it, Holly? Do you hear it? Or do you press the snooze button and continue on this downward spiral? Or did you realize when you shaved your head when Christina Grimmie finished third place on The Voice and Josh K robbed Christina of “The Voice 6” title — in the process delivering Vote for the Girls its first loss on “The Voice” in addition to Jena Asciutto finishing runner-up on American Idol 13? Or did you realize when you had the audacity to call Khayla Chow “a bisexual black bimbo” during an appearance on Vote for the Girls on YouTube, you and Khayla got into a heated argument about the Malaya Watson’s elimination and Chow shoved you to the floor you saw the downward spiral happening?

There’s no shame. There’s no embarrassment. Fact is, if Holly gets the help she needs, she’d be a public beacon for the multitudes who also need help with alcohol and sex addition. Just as Brian Wilkes of Fox 59 in Indianapolis has taken the small step in finding a cure for cancer and more specifically Breast Cancer — though it is Beards for Breast Cancer, Everman can be a guiding light for those in the grips of addiction.

She’s just got to decide it’s time.

Because, well, it is time.

As a secondary issue, there’s now the question of what as I, Ava Zinn, as the administrator, founder, and webmaster of Vote for the Girls, will do once I collect all the pertinent information. I can promise you the fans and followers of Ava Zinn, Holly Everman, as well as Vote for the Girls and INNewsCenter will watch this closely. Will I come down as hard on Holly Everman as I do with other friends? Do not be shocked or surprised if I have to sanction or metes out some sort of harsh punishment against Holly.

At this point, Holly Everman needs to temporarily abdicate control of her role as my BFF to either Alec Dailey (even though she and Alec have gotten into many heated exchanges over the years), Serena R, her longtime right-hand woman, or either her sisters, Elisa and Lynsey–both Elisa and Lynsey have children of their own (of which I was, from 1997 to 2000, in a relationship with Elisa (and have a daughter, Tiffani f/k/a Timothy and Elisa has another daughter, Nermal, now moderator of the UK and Australian version of Vote for the Girls) and I was, from 2000 until 2011, colleagues with Lynsey at NoSirGifts Venues before I walked away in 2011–despite being an heiress to the NoSirGifts franchise). Holly’s got more important business to take care of than worrying about Vote for the Girl’ next victory. With or without Holly Everman, it shouldn’t change very much about the short-term, day-to-day operations of Vote for the Girls. I take care of that end of the business.

Again, though, that’s secondary.

Based on several conversations I had over the past several weeks and months with the other Vote for the Girls (US, UK, and Australia) moderators and other friends of mine and Holly’s, Holly Everman is pretty much a woman fighting for her life.

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05Jun/14

Ava Zinn goes strapless tops and thong panties for Vote for the Girls Loss

It’s just so hard to actually believe that it has been nearly 10 years since I officially began transitioning from male to female. Recently, as part of the Vote for the Girls Punishment following the losses on The Voice 6 and American Idol 13, Ava Zinn–yours truly– and another transgender woman named Kathi Jameson and Kellie Rock and Holly Everman are basically trading respective gender idenity roles: To coincide with the ongoing gender transitions from male to female of yours truly and Kathi, Kathi and I began to wear  strapless tops, halters, and bikinis over the summer, accompanied by Zinn not wearing a skirt or dresses as well as for the first time since my gender transition began began to wear thong panties for the summer while Kathi continues her gender transition with skits and dresses and able to wear her thong panties occasionally since she has been on HRT since 2010; meanwhile my close friend, Holly, and Kellie Rock (no relation to Bill Rock, my former colleague at Carey Services, but Kellie is the sister of my late best friend Robyn Hurd) returns the favor by binding their breasts to create a flat-chested appearance, with Holly passing as a male after Holly shaved her head after Jena Irene was announced the runner-up on American Idol, thus Holly appears to be more masculine and wearing male clothing and Kellie basically passing as a woman that had breast cancer who had a double mastectomy (removal of both breasts).

There is clearly a strong reaction to the Vote for the Girls USA Punishment for failure following the two losses as many of my closest friends for nearly 20 years, neighbours, and acquaintances, friends on Facebook as I announced on THIS WEB SITE and on my YouTube Channel on April 18, 2014 that I decided to auction off her virginity (that means I will have sexual intercourse for the final time as a biological male) in the biggest Vote for the Girls Punishment for Failure. In addition to the virginity auction, there is the vegetarian diet I’ve been on for nearly three months now and and yesterday just when I was about to enter my door a neighbour of mine named Randi Fansler told me I wasn’t eating right and she thought I needed meat and I tried my best to tell her no meat. It really felt like I was in a bank robbery but I decided to freeze the food in question which was lasagna with meat in the dish in the freezer and basically didn’t eat the food because it had meat and I ask someone NOT to add any meat in my food, it means exactly that. So basically, Ms. Fansler really committed a violation by trying to force a vegetarian to eat meat because she thinks “Vegetarian is wrong. Absolute BS. Since September of 2013, I have lost nearly 20 pounds and since the vegetarian diet, I have lost at most three pounds–nearly 25 pounds in all.

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If the vegetarian diet and virginity auction wasn’t the worse part, perhaps the nullification of all this is that on June 1, 2014 (exactly nine and a half years since my gender transition began, I began to wear a strapless top in public for the first time in my life. So far, I’ve gotten quite a positive reaction and the first few individuals like my fellow Mississinewa High School Class of 2001 alumnus Jennifer Dickerson and her mother, Jackie (my former supervisor at Carey Services from 2009 to 2013) were the first to see me in a strapless top after I waled out of Walmart. Then today, I began wearing my very first pair of thong panties and by looking at the strapless tops I bought and the thong panty I am wearing, I figured, “Hey, Strapless Top or Strapless dress plus a thong panty, I look like a lesbian hooker with sperm.”

Because it is a Vote for the Girls punishment, I have to wear a strapless top and wear a thong panty on occasion, the latter of which required me to “tuck and tape” or in layman’s terms to bind my gonads into what will eventually be my vagina (once my SRS is completed) and wrap the, um, “vaginal scrotol lips” around my “enlarged clitoris” to make it appear that I have female genitals–something I do occasionally. I remain identifying as female without question and gender issues, while some are still struggling with that since I came out as trans in 2003. Sure my gonads and enlarged clitoris will get extremely tender and sore when I get sexually aroused.

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19Apr/14

POLL: Ava’s decision to Auction her virginity as a male

CREATED: April 19, 2014 2:46 PM EDT
UPDATED: May 23, 2014 4:16 AM EDT

Pretty much official now, Ava Zinn is auctioning off her virginity.

Pretty much official now, Ava Zinn is auctioning off her virginity.

I know you’re pretty much socked and baffled about my decision to auction off my virginity as a male and I want to know what you think. Your comments could be on either Vote for the Girls or on AvaZinn.com

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Here are the comments I received in person already:

As a punishment for Jessica Meuse landing in the bottom two on American Idol and for Ava to make that announcement, I think Ava Zinn’s decision to sell her virginity has crossed the line – J.W.
Ava, I’m sorry, but you are out of your f**kin mind. – E.P

I think you need to retool Vote for the Girls, you’re a f**king sexist. – Annoying Jena Irene fan

(on Twitter), most common complaint on Vote for the Girls US and UK

Ava Zinn is full of herself and seems to be more a cyber-bully now and she’s really playing more hardball than in recent years.  – Lucy on Twitter

Hey, now! I think you might want to reconsider this decision. Some things are just too precious to sell. Keep your head up and know that your body, mind, and spirit are precious and only for those who love and appreciate you. – Mandi M.

Very sad you think there could be a price for your body! Please think things through and realize the value of respecting yourself. – Electa H.

 

 

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19Aug/13

Ava Zinn Indy Relocation… UPDATE

Back in July, I realized when the search to relocate from Marion to Indianapolis had almost reached a dead-end.I had contacted various apartment complexes in Indianapolis, with mixed results–either got no response or worse.

Make It Marion Indiana FAILEDSo I put two and two together, and decided that I would actually make another trip to Indianapolis because I had won my wager with my former boss at ATE Media on who won The Voice – my pick of Danielle Bradbery won the voice and earned the Indianapolis visit and Patrice Rafferty wanted to take me on a shopping spree, but then on July 30, I checked my mail and received something from IndyGo thinking “did I order a Day Pass online” and when I opened the letter, I had found out that I won four tickets to the Indiana State Fair.

Also, I wanted to avoid the same mistakes that were made in Indianapolis from three years ago. Particularly for me, because this is my life: I go out to eat on occasion. I live like this because as a transgender woman 30 years of age in a relationship with a bisexual woman 31 years of age (nominally that’s essentially have a significant other, but since the state of Indiana doesn’t recognize same sex marriage, I am forced to use single as a relationship status and not on Facebook).

Like many families in East Central Indiana, I recently had to resign from Carey Services following a dispute over housekeeping skills, essentially no reliable transportation (the closest thing to reliable transportation is a bicycle and public transportation), yet only an affordable roof over my head and in Marion, have updated technology. They, sadly,  rely on food stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, and food banks, and perhaps more serious using credit cards to survive. And use of the SNAP program is growing, not shrinking.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: Enough with the sob story! People abuse the system to buy things they shouldn’t. If they would use a little common sense, they could get by on $132.46 per person per month. But while I was in Indianapolis, I had to rely heavily on credit cards (especially fast food from White Castle and convenience stores like Ricker’s across the street from the Fairgrounds and Circle K) and SNAP to get by. Thankfully, I usually go grocery shopping every month or when I am bored and had just completed my monthly run, and had enough left over for the Indianapolis trip and also did the same when I auditioned for American Idol in Pittsburgh two years ago.

However, this is an opportunity as a transgender woman nearing 31 years of age to boost my venues into 2014-15 television season. I’m insisting I have no intention of backing down from this fight and that I’ll be in for the long haul. But word back in Marion from several weeks and months according to notable critics of the relocation to Indianapolis are opposed just because of the recent violence in Indianapolis, to which I’ve acknowledged as “no municipality has such a safe neighbourhood if think long enough” .

All this comes as yours truly nearly a month after several of my friends have complained and criticized about my mode of transportation during the wake and funeral of the late Travis Simpkins on the afternoon of July 18, 2013. That caused yours truly to pass several new policies that will go into effect such as the 2-5-10-LIFETIME BAN (effective 7/4/14), a weather-related emergency plan (effective 10/4/13), a watered-down version of Jessica’s Policy (since 1/4/2013).

It is a tough stance to head off a rebellion among those concerned about yours truly that are worried that my relocation from Marion to Indianapolis might do more harm than good, leaving fewer choices for yours truly. Another reason has to be the recent violence that has plagued in Indianapolis to which Kayla Cox commented on July 15 in a Facebook post, “…you keep saying you want to get away from Marion because of all the shootings, have you been watching the news last week alone there was 13 shootings in 7 days down here!”

I’m seeing it as a statement as well: This is a big business opportunity for yours truly, and I’m in it to make money. Opponents are only saying I should let the opportunity pass because of the issues of crime and public safety. However, the late Robyn (Hurd) Matthewson (1961-2012), my BFF, had said “Ms. Zinn cannot continue to lose offers and opportunities with a flawed support system. We need to find a way to receive a fair value for every individual working with Ms.; Zinn and those who are friends with Ms. Zinn, whether recently or have known Ms. Zinn recently or before her gender transition,” Mrs. Matthewson said I would consider changing friend affiliations to another individual as a last resort, if existing friends of my friends did not agree to the terms sat forth in Mrs. Matthewson’s letter.
In 2012, I dropped friendships from with four individuals with three of the replacement friends that became interested. In the Mississinewa district, two existing friends go from a primary friend of Ava Zinn (yours truly), as I sought to make some upgrades: in the then-BFF #7 (now #6) position, yours truly moved the position from Brandon Jones to Ramona (Reed) Tyler, while in the BFF #12 position yours truly moved the position from Robert Craven to Jessica Baisden.. As a result, the friend changes also saw Alec Dailey and Justin Planck becoming the only remaining Top 12 (later 13) male friends with yours truly. The BFF #1 position moved from Robyn (Hurd) Matthewson to Holly (Everman) Willis following Matthewson’s death on May 24, 2012. At which point Wendy (Becker) Simpkins and Dara (Williams) Richards (becoming the only two newer close friends thus far) were promoted the BFF #11 and BFF #13 positions in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
“Make no mistake, Indianapolis is the perfect fit for yours truly. The crime rate and neighbourhood might not be the right place, but yeah,” I said, “You’ve got Franklin University (of Ohio) in Castleton as a college to replace Indiana Wesleyan in Marion, you’ve got the same stores you have in Marion as well as some new retailers in Indianapolis. In some cases you’ve got a typical Muncie and lots of store availability compared to Marion as well as the obvious answer–more LGBT friendly. It makes no sense to keep living in Marion and continue to lose offers and opportunities due to geography limitations and safety issues.”

Losing the opportunity to relocate to Indianapolis would be dicey for yours truly, further dragging down quality.

That’s the last thing Ava Zinn needs because she has dealt with far too many setbacks since the WISH-TV/Bright House Networks dispute.

Then there are those people that really don’t want yours truly in Indianapolis, the ones that say they don’t want Ava to leave Marion, the ones that are non-LGBT, the ones that do not support same sex marriage in the State of Indiana, the ones that support gay conversion therapy, the ones who would rather see Ava Zinn deceased.

“I think Ava’s making a bad decision of relocating to Indianapolis,” said a Grant Blackford official who’s opposed to the relocation. “She basically has no business in Indianapolis.”

Issues aside, Tyler, for one, thinks yours truly will need more research before making a final decision. Tyler, like Cox also thinks Indianapolis’ crime rate and public safety issues will only add fuel to the recent headaches of yours truly in recent years.

Besides, Tyler believes writing Zinn off is always a mistake. “That’s done too often and she (Ava)’s proven people wrong a lot,” she said.

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20Jul/13

Ava Zinn considering making changes following funeral snafu…

Travis Simpkins (1979-2013)

Travis Simpkins (1979-2013)

The last time I had attended a funeral and endured many more weaknesses revealed by several of my friends, the late Frank O’Bannon was governor of Indiana, American Idol was in its first season, and yours truly dealt with two deaths in her family three months apart and forced to find another college/university, that as of July 2013 has not become a reality, to replace Indiana Wesleyan University.

While I was at the wake of the late Travis Simpkins, Here’s my thought when I saw Wendy–I clearly saw a friend with raw emotional pain and knew first hand what that was like when my wife, Angie (Willis) passed in June 2010.
I would have stayed longer, but apparently left somewhat disappointed and at 10:00 on the morning of July 19, 2013 it was CONFIRMED (according to Sheena Fromholz) out of the concern of my safety due to inadequate transportation (I was well aware of the Heat Advisory and was already taking precautions, apparently that may prove to be the case according to long-time friend Ashley Dawson, unfortunately after yours truly biked from Marion to Ivanhoe’s in Upland last August after losing a wager with Jennifer (Tedder) Morris on who won American Idol.)

Unlike many companies that terminate individuals for blowing the whistle–While I was at Mr. Simpkins’ wake, I was alerted from either Ashley (Dawson) and/or Sheena (Fromholz) about what could potentially change the funeral policy of yours truly–should that become the case, those two ladies will get a reward. I was wanting to utilize the six hours, but was asked to leave feeling more disappointed. Many would have believed I was asked to leave because this parallels to a similar situation from Owen Weilert Duncan Funeral Home when my late brother handled my mother’s funeral arrangements, and knew my brother messed them up because he was the next of kin (I had wanted to do a memorial service for my mother and a burial, which did not happen as I was still in deep pain since I was close to my mother until late 1999 when my little 4-legged girl, Tiffani (formerly Timothy Rags) was born.

The BOTTOM LINE is that I am always supporting my good friends and Wendy happens to be one of them, regardless of what Mother Nature plans. I’ve been friends with Ashley and Wendy since 1995 and 1997, respectively, in times of need. Clearly, by the medium response to AVA ZINN, AvaZinn.com, my Facebook page and/or profile, many of you share the grief Wendy is currently going through and is clearly saddened when a spouse passes on. I know first-hand of what that is like first hand and I’m sharing the pain Wendy’s been through as my wife (Angela Willis) died three years ago.

I also understand the concerns whether I was asked to leave due to the heat advisory and my safety, and usually have a plan in action. I also had to factor whether the correct course was really being followed, considering yours truly being one of Mississinewa High School’s strongest  Alumnus (as well as the very first transgender alum), higher expectations year after year, several (nearly 25 percent) of my friends or followers on Facebook and/or Twitter are tied directly or indirectly to Travis. I will assure you that I will be taking a closer look at every single action I am taking to make sure a similar snafu does not happen again.

Near the end of the funeral service, I joked about the fact that I still don’t have my first driver’s license and my driver’s ed teacher was also attending the funeral. But I had the next best thing called bicycle that had traveled nearly 2,700 miles since 2010 and has been to Gas City (many times), Muncie, Wabash, my hometown of Van Buren, Upland, and until a more appropriate time Fairmount. It’s been in three counties (Grant, Delaware, and Wabash.) The last time I checked it was not against the law to go to a funeral or wake via bicycle or even walking, and has never been against the law nor had a problem when I attended the wakes of Nichole Birky in April 2006, Jessica Berg in April 2010, and Ashley Rheam in March 2013.

Once again, thank you again for your support in my work to get you this basic information. I welcome your feedback, phone calls and emails. There is not one that is not important to us. We will continue to investigate every piece of information the public provides us and keep everyone updated in person and online with every development in this possible new policy in honor of the late Travis Simpkins called Travis’ Policy.

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