Category Archives: Ava’s Commentary

Every now and then Ava will make an editorial of her opinion.
06Jun/17

Pride Month: Standing Up To A Dress Code after 25 Years

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FORT WAYNE and MARION, IN – Like any other woman, she often worries about her hair, her weight, her makeup, anything that impacting her femininity, or in my case even my bra size. Transgender women like myself are no different than any other woman but with several exceptions: bigger bone structure (most fixed by facial feminisation surgery), the dreaded beard shadow (effectively fixed with M2F hormones and electrolysis), and the fact this transgender woman has to keep her existing male reproductive organs for the time being. The reason for this woman is strictly for reproductive purposes as she still wants to have biological children and doing so as two women having sexual intercourse (obviously with my consent and the woman’s consent as well as being either in a long term relationship in addition of the woman’s benefit of automatically being a sex partner – a dating and relationship rule I’ve had since 1993) in order to conceive (only notable difference has to be the fact instead of a strap-on is the embarrassing imperfection as a woman has to be my enlarged clitoris and the second the erected enlarged clitoris is inserted into the woman’s vagina, conception occurs).

When I began my gender transition on December 1, 2004, I had a feeling that if I had rushed my transition, it will not only damage my family’s core beliefs (or even my core beliefs and values), lose a significant number of friends (there are some who I even went to high school with that I’m likely not going to be or even on good terms with) and I’ve responded by kicking them out of Facebook – I’ve banned and blocked as few as three and as many as 75 because they didn’t follow my rules such as addressing me as “Ava”, using male pronouns, or even not showing me the respect I’ve been entitled to or the other party unfriended me because I recently admitted to being a bully for 15 years after being bullied for over 25 years (there are times when bullying is a necessary tactic in order to get the truth uncovered and most of the time it is justified, effectively “bullying the bully” method). That is why a few years ago, I decided to implement the 2-5-10-BANNED FOR LIFE RULE to crack down on transphobia (it’s a very similar structure to Florida’s 10-20-LIFE Law) and to maintain perfection well as continuing many traditions and beliefs long before I began my gender transition.

Not to mention when I started transitioning my name (Frank to Ava), gender identity (male to female), and sexual orientation (straight male to gay female) may have changed as well as my appearance as a woman since I came out as not only as a transgender woman but subsequently as a woman identifying as a lesbian. There is always a feeling I get every time I step in front of a mirror or even looking at the damage male puberty did to me some 25+ years ago would do some damage eventually would effectively come back to haunt me.

Also not to mention, if viewers don’t like the way I am now living as a woman , my makeup, my weight or my outfit, they will make sure to let me know. And so far I’ve definitely have seen mostly negative comments that have caused me to stand up for what I believe in and defending my decision to transition from a man to a woman and responding the way I responded.

I found myself spending hours upon hours to make sure my overall appearance as a woman and image was perfect before I went out in public. Maintaining my appearance as a woman and hiding the dreadful male features I am cursed with may have been more exhausting than weightlifting or carrying a 50 pound bag of bird feeder. The experience shed light on how preoccupied I am with the details of my overall appearance, which made me realise after resuming counselling sessions after a 15 year a scene was the right decision after going through three rapes/sexual assaults.

LGBT Pride Month (June) 2017 is now in full swing. It’s hot. It is sticky. It’s a time of year when a woman or a transwoman’s appearance are a greater hassle than usual because of the humidity. Nonetheless, the battle to tame the dreaded male features (unfortunately) continues and no way of resolving them unless I pay extra money (something I don’t have) and the reason I auctioned off my virginity to Kymberly in July 2014 and still her $100,000 payment to deflower me wasn’t even enough. Kymberly finally admitted to me she had gambled it all away in Las Vegas in March 2017 and heard from one of my sources that Kymberly placed a $50,000 bounty on someone she held long standing grudge against, and that made me realise that I decided that I cannot marry Kymberly. What this means is the long-term relationship with Ava Zinn and Kymberly Alvaraz is ending in legal action.

Flashback to 1991 to 2001

I started questioning my gender identity and sexual orientation – unusual for someone eight years of age – while I was serving time at the since closed Silvercrest Children’s Developmental Center in New Albany until being released in December 1992. That was when I realised my childhood was already coming to an end and I knew I was already just too young to be a dad at 10 years of age. I remember I was about to use the restroom and saw something many see is quite frankly some will say made me retarded. I saw a girl (besides my mom) using the restroom and that made me realised I really was different, in addition to watching “The Little Mermaid” and I remember having some unusual crush but nowhere near as Mary Kay Letourneau. It was on the car ride from New Albany to Van Buren with my mom and brother, how fortunate I was and didn’t realise it at that time until I reconnected with someone on Facebook and did my best to stay in touch after leaving Silvercrest.
In middle school I had been picked on and bullied by that time it was for two years after being released from Silvercrest in New Albany. I wasn’t strong enough not because I have Autism. I had began to make an attempt to become a female thinking ‘I’d trade my male parts for female parts’ and have the same characteristics just like any other girl after I heard the term “sex change” in 1995.
Unfortunately, everyone I went to school with knows why I broke a classroom window on April 18, 1996, at least that was what they thought from their standpoint. Years later, and I recently admitted to bullying.

When I launched my web site in 1999 as a junior at Mississinewa High School, there seemed to be a standard of some sort. It was also when I launched the original INNewsCenter, and knew who I wanted to become after some needed TLC from the right resources and people I can know and trust, or so I had thought.

Several years after graduating from Mississinewa High School, there seemed to be a no standard or structure when I sat foot at Indiana Wesleyan University as a college freshman and literally had no structure as construction was going on that basically affected my performance academically. There were several theories why I simply was not emotionally ready for college and when I began the gender transition, I knew there was going to be a fourth and fifth requirement that Jennie Conrad did even mention on the infamous dis-enrollment letter I received on September 27, 2001. I knew there was (1) finding another college to attend to transfer credits to IWU, (2) have psychological and psychiatric clearance (but unfortunately not as a full-time student nor as a male), and (3) a signed release if I recall to even apply for readmission. It’s safe to say now it’s just only a matter of finding the right college, getting the right number of credits and the right tools and necessities needed to finally close the IWU Cold Case.

Being more successful emotionally as a woman and still a father.

I do know that after transitioning and after my eldest daughter, Samantha, graduated from high school and IWU, I knew as the father of Samantha Zinn, I knew I had done a lot better job with raising Samantha; a transgender daughter, Tiffani; a third daughter, Tabitha; and two adopted daughters, Ashli and Kylee. After Samantha graduated high school five years ago she decided to attend college in the fall of 2013 and she didn’t want to make the same mistakes I did. Sure enough, in the Spring of 2016, Samantha earned her Associates Degree in Communications and followed in my footsteps and my former father-in-law (aka Samantha’s maternal grandfather) beforehand. Though there were times when raising Samantha, Tiffani (then Timothy), Tabitha, and currently with my now only son Kenneth as well as Ashli and Kylee, I had to frequently found myself in a number of parenting and day care situations I knew it was the right parenting call as most of them were very bad situations that could have necessitated Child Protective Services. My mom, the late Laura Bakula, my aunt-in-law Sheena were a great babysitter to Samantha, Tiffani, Ashli, and Tabitha long before “Vote for the Girls” launched. I also knew I had done a far better job as a father and as a woman than my mom did when she raised myself and my late brother, most of the parenting and discipline skills my mom used with me and my skills with my children differs from my mom’s methods. One in particular was the “no TV punishment,” but often most of the “Vote for the Girls Punishment for Failure” when a female contestant doesn’t win were also used on my children in the form of the “punishment fitting the crime” or “a justified sanction”. In fact, recently I Googled ‘female fathers of children’ and it seems as though a woman fathering children are nearly as uncommon as same sex marriage.
There is a subtle or possible no-so-subtle message that the specific type of parenting of a child is the fact that the child always has a mother and father regardless and the terms “transgender mother” and “transgendered father” are useless. After I came out to my children and recently with Tabitha, I told them “I will always be your father you can still address me as ‘Dad’.” It was something I had in mind and realized that a gender transition is very similar to a television station changing its network affiliation.

With that in mind, in addition to already existing “Vote for the Girls” franchise and several other cultural references to Lauren Brill, Brandi Chastain, and two-woman anchor teams becoming the norm, as well as basically creating the “Producers Have A Choice, Viewers Don’t” philosophy ten years ago when what is now known as INNCD 47 Action News launched (two women co-anchor news, a female meteorologist, and a female sports director). After I first watched a South Bend late newscast with Cindy Ward and Deborah Daniels at the anchor desk 15 years ago, I knew and remembered and had that flashback that first time I ever had lesbian sex.

Flashback to Spring and Summer 2002

It was that particular moment when I had “lesbian sex” with my first wife Angie, she was being impregnated by me (for the last time living as a male before coming out as a transgender woman the following year) and Angie being pregnant with my daughter Tabitha. It was also around Father’s Day of 2002 and a month after my mom died from liver and kidney failure. At the time, I had recently healed from an injury I sustained after I had attempted to arrest my own brother for kidnapping my then-2 year old son Timothy (now daughter Tiffani). It was also around that time I had also just experienced the first time in my life I’d ever been raped. I knew I had failed as male and tried my best to mask the emotional pain and never even told anyone nor did I even realized it until my brother drowned at Pine Lake.

Today/June 2017

There seems to be a subtle or maybe not-so-subtle message that looking modest means everyone looking exactly the same. So recently as part of pride month as well as a “Vote for the Girls” Punishment for Failure–Normani Kordei finished third place on Dancing with the Stars and despite the Moderators’ Save being used to decline Lauren Duski’s second place finish–based from what I had seen during not only those two competitions but also took the deaths of Holly Everman, Perri Johnson, and other factors, I had to overturn the Moderators’ Save and decided that there was not going to be a winning moderator. The pink, purple, blue, and red teams all were declared losers and face the most demeaning and diabolical punishments in “Vote for the Girls” history.

The transmen on the red team (as well as Devin on the blue team) have to go out in public in nothing but a breast binders while the transwomen on the purple team (including myself, as well as Kendra, Hillary, and Maci on the pink team as well as Bria Savage on the blue team and Lydia Delagatto on the red team) go out in public in only a bra and pants/skirt for not just Pride Month (June) 2017, but also July and August as well as the America’s Got Talent 12 and So You Think You Can Dance 14 competitions and just let biology do its work.

To my surprise, amazement, and most importantly self-acceptance as well as self-worth (I only did it on three occasions on the Vote for the Girls set), I actually kind of like being outside in just a bra and pants or skirt. The outfit match my gender identity as a woman, sexual orientation as a lesbian and overall appearance as a woman, yet could use some feminization. I waited until it was the right time to do so and many of you are probably thinking ‘THIS IS WAR!’ It may be necessarily something I want to do for the month of June but additionally when I’m in the mood or feeling intimate or looking at a biological female I’m interested in.

Despite my decision to go out in what some of you say is inappropriate and in bad taste, I was still nervous about it. The first time I was in a bra but with no shirt was on May 12, 2011 when Ryan Seacrest announced that Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhardt were in the American Idol 10 Top 3 and the term “pull a Brandi Chastain” became well known. That’s because I think transwomen and women in our society and most certainly women and transwomen are scrutinized for too long. Every bit of the appearance of a woman and/or transwoman is picked apart.

While I was a bit self conscious, I had grabbed a shirt just in case should the “No Shirt. No Shoes. No Service” card come into play as this was constantly on my mind the whole time and trying to calm down chafing as I have yet to begin hormone therapy, I did my job as a transgender woman. In the process I realized the photos I posted on Social media should and—I hope do or will inspire more transwomen or even transmen binding his chest—speak louder to my professionalism as a webmaster than the way I look.

I’m just a woman: Officially a Transgender Woman since December 1, 2004. That’s not going to change.

I’m just a lesbian like any other woman who identifies as such: I was attracted to women as a male, and still find women attractive. But if the woman’s currently straight and is in a relationship with me and one benefit of the relationship is obviously having her as my sex partner (a rule I’ve had since 1993)… She will have to come out as a bisexual sooner or later. No ifs and or buts about it.

My gender identity and sexual orientation as a woman reflects the values and the family history I’ve always had long before the gender switch from man to woman and my work reflects my ability. The name, gender identity, and sexual orientation may change when transitioning from one sex to another, but everything else does not change, such as who you were before the transition, your personality, your lifestyle, your friends and family, etc.

Not even the DNA or chromosomes change with the gender transition: males and transfemales always have and always will have the dreaded Y chromosome and WILL ALWAYS BE A FATHER while females and transmales will ALWAYS BE A MOTHER.

Finally I can say I’m proud of my accomplishments as a woman despite the imperfections that were given to me such as the Y chromosome, the beard shadow (mostly unseen in photos if they aren’t covered or retouched), the flat chest (or my size 38AA cup) , the enlarged clitoris (this is what goes into the woman’s vagina to make children – the dreaded P-E-N-I-S), the big lumps between my legs (the male reproductive organs that produce sperm that go into the woman’s vagina). I can also say that once I am finally done having children and the timing is right then I can start the orchidectomy and begin estrogen and progesterone therapy for the remainder of my life, and help me get across the message that, like so many other transgendered men and women, not afraid to be different. Rather, I’m excited to embrace the truth of what a gender transition should look like in my view with all of the benefits and options available while they’re still intact before any genital reassignment surgery.

© 2017, avazinn.com. All rights reserved.

17May/17

New Details Regarding My April 2015 Rape…

Edited Version – An unedited version is available at the end of this post

On April 22, 2015, I became a victim of a female-on-male rape (and I had to report it as such even though my gender identity is female – I knew it was a sexual assault because I have a well-known and well-established dating and relationship policy of mine since 1993) and DNA evidence was collected for my rape kit. Since then I have been looking for the person who did this act and could have been pregnant as a result the female on male rape.

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I did my own research to generate clues based on what I had available if the suspect in my rape did get pregnant (or was pregnant since the suspect also used verbal threat I took very seriously to get an abortion) and used an app of what the suspect looked liked without her hair down (I used an app called FlashFace Woman to get a sketch of the suspect’s description) and with her hair tied back (which is what she looked like), and if the rape suspect did in fact follow through on the abortion threat then it’s a murder and I posted on social media as well as this web site hoping to generate leads just like any other crime.

Like most people, I usually try to respect one’s privacy request as a former journalist and webmaster, but because I’m the victim of the female-on-male sexual assault, I had no choice to deny the request (in many cases, the names and faces are pixelated or blurred and this is no exception) and basically looked at every angle of what I had to work with (including potential suspects and in my rape case, because the suspect is a female and possibly the mother of the child that was conceived (my definition of conceiving a child is the second my “enlarged clitoris” went in the suspect’s vagina) possible baby photos I obtained from research at the hospital and looked at detailed information).

I had posted not only a sketch of the suspect (with her hair down and now with her hair tied back) via the FlashFace Woman app I used and had probable cause to post a baby photo of what I believed looked like me 34 years ago as a baby boy in February 2016 (from what three people I’ve consulted with saw that baby in question did not look bi-racial and I’m 70 percent sure I’m not the biological father though the nose and lips look very similar) hoping to get leads in order to solve the female on male rape I did report to police in Marion on April 22, 2015.

From the summer of 2015 until April 2017, the case likely went cold and no one came forward with information.

On the morning of Saturday, May 6, 2017, I had learned that the one of the individuals that messaged me via my personal Facebook profile that came to a shock not even 24 hours after I had found a little girl lost at Meijer #153 in Marion.

My heart is pained as this is sadly another case of mistaken identity (probably the biggest case since the mixup of Laura VanRyn and Whitney Cerack in 2006) of my rape suspect. I have learned the suspect not a black woman yet sounds like one, but is instead a bi-racial or mixed race (Mixture of Caucasian and African American) I had misidentified when I reported the female on male rape on April 22, 2015 and very uncanny the resemblance between the person who messaged me and my rape suspect. The body types are somewhat similar, the hair color and texture are similar, etc.

Over the past few days after the initial contact, Kymberly and I reviewed the three Facebook messages I received (see below and the names and photos are pixelated) from the woman’s family–even Kymberly saw and two other Facebook messages that basically were threatening in nature–that met only 30 percent of my threshold of those threats being reported to police in Marion (pending 100 percent positive identification). Unfortunately, two of those threatening Facebook messages I received did meet the threshold of possibly having to take legal action and/or the person likely pay me a fine (I’m going to congratulations for being the first to be sanctioned by yours truly, Ava Zinn, under the 2-5-10-BANNED FOR LIFE).

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Although the April 22, 2015 rape occurred after I got off the Marion city bus and was reported to Marion police that afternoon, it should have also been reported to the Transportation Department and was too scared to do so within a time frame. It was finally reported to the Transportation Department on the late morning of May 15, 2017 since I had the confidence to do such. I had asked to obtain surveillance from the CVS pharmacy, a few weeks after my rape but the request was denied because I did not work for the Marion Police Department.

Later on the afternoon of May 15, 2017, I began making the process of making a positive identification. When I went to Lowe’s in Marion, I overheard a conversation (though I’m clearly 60 percent certain) it was my rape case. On the bicycle ride to my bank after leaving The Vapor Mill, I realized and knew (based on hair and remember) without any doubt, that it was unfortunately not my suspect after looking briefly and didn’t even get any DNA sample (obtaining the sample by trickery and my instinct told me not to obtain it). Had I obtained the DNA sample, I could have easily been arrested and could have turned bad. It could’ve easily turned into yours truly accused of stalking and another crime (theft if my memory serves me correctly). I know this because for most of my life while living as a male, I had been falsely accused of such in the past (most of them during junior high and middle school and at that point I was like ‘I am going fail’ since most of the males in my my family on my mother’s side are either criminals or sex offenders, something of which I am not but it could have been on one fateful prom night) and ever since I came out as a transgender woman (and subsequent sexual orientation from as a male, heterosexual or straight, to primarily homosexual or lesbian as a woman) my gender transition to female (and living full time) have become more successful socially, emotionally, and psychologically.

Unfortunately the rape of mine remains unsolved and as always, I will find out and will continue to keep searching with every available resource I have as well as with cooperation with Marion Police since I KNOW and even went to school with Marion Police Captain Amber Richards and fellow MPD office Drew Tittle.

The fact of the mater is, I’m seeking justice and answers on the woman who raped me and if the suspect did in fact get pregnant after raping me on April 22, 2015 and no father is listed on the child’s birth certificate, there would be a possible suspect in my rape case. At that point, like my 2010 rape case in Indianapolis, I will press charges for the suspect to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

It is not my intent to invade someone privacy or post something without one’s written consent. In this case I had a good probable cause to do so since it was a female on male rape investigation that I am conducting and hoping to get a lead (by obtaining a DNA samples of possible suspects and ask for someone’s ID to obtain some information to submit to police in Marion) to finally get justice and move on with my life.

For yours truly, it is frustrating to know that this suspect is still out there walking the streets while I’m still struggling (emotionally, financially, and psychologically) to to absorb this new development. I have sat up the Ava Zinn Sexual Assault Defense Fund that would come in handy if, for some unforeseen reason, the rape suspect decide to press charges at the time and that is one possibility – one I will be fighting tooth and nail until I win.

If my actions have caused more LGBT (especially the transgendered men and women) that want to have biological children (and this is what has kept yours truly from completing my gender transition) BEFORE a transwoman’s first Estrogen and Anti-Androgen or a transman’s first testosterone shot at an endocrinologist’s office, I may have helped more transgendered men and women (F2M and M2F) rethink their gender transition options because this is ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS one of the things to consider.

Uncensored Version (13 profanities are used) – Edited Version is at the top of the post


There are some frequently asked questions that the public may have regarding the April 22, 2015 rape.

 

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23Jan/17

Announcement from Ava Zinn: January 23, 2017

On January 19, 2017, while during a dentist appointment at Lifetime Smiles in Marion, Indiana, I had seen the upper roof of my mouth had a lesion. Upon checking out, I had learned my insurance didn’t cover the injury and I knew something was wrong, obviously at the hands of my own girlfriend.

My girlfriend of two years 49-year-old Kymberly Alvaraz, had overcooked a fateful Christmas dinner that caused great oral injury consistent to injuries confirmed by Doctor Schindler at Lifetime Smiles. After reviewing what my options were about a way to pay a $650 dental bill, I was really upset. But nothing compared to what I would endure moments after leaving the dentist on the afternoon of January 19.

Two days earlier while I was at my family physician at the South Side Medical Park in Marion, I was unofficially diagnosed with a stomach ulcer caused from an unrelated incident that turned out to be one of my closest calls in 30 years, if not the closest call in my life. I had that instinct I knew something wasn’t right and the fact it was the close call was ON MY BIRTHDAY two weeks earlier after enduring an illness that was stemmed from a December 29, 2016 incident near downtown Marion. I had vomited for two days straight right after The Voice 11 finale.

After returning home from the dentist, things escalated to the point where I’ll never forget the actions of my 22-month-old son, Kenneth, and what my 13-year-old daughter, Tabitha, did. Kymberly pushed me on to the living room couch as hard as she could and the stomach ulcer was acting up. She tried to chock me as hard as she could, but fatherly instinct kicked in. I knew what my next move was since I tried to scream yet muffled. Kenneth came in and that was when I knew what my next move was–gouging one of Kymberly’s eyes and then got up and made a citizen’s arrest. Tabitha pulled Kymberly’s hair as a method of restraint as Kymberly was arrested and I asked Kymberly to leave my home. Another daughter of mine, Ashli, transported to local police where she finally charged with second degree strangulation, domestic battery, and assault.

I then realized I’d been in familiar territory I’ve only been in before with my first girlfriend and the mother of my eldest daughter some 20 years ago and the second time was October 2013 with the same woman–my first girlfriend (Amanda Davidson). I knew it was domestic violence. I knew it then when Amanda pushed me hard when I was living with my mom in Van Buren in 1994 and I knew it when Kymberly laid her hands on me on January 19.

Aside from enduring domestic violence both as a guy (I was an 11 year old boy) in 1994 and as a transgender woman now 34 years of age. I saw the same signs, Kenneth saw on January 19. What I saw in my son, Kenneth, that day and my now-oldest daughter, Samantha, in 1994 was me nearly 35 years earlier when my parents got into a domestic spat (I remember sleeping through the ordeal).

The differences from the 1994 incident with Amanda and the 2017 incident with Kymberly was, Kymberly was three months pregnant with my twin girls (to be named Alisan Wé and Saara Jessica) at the age of 49, which is a rarity, while in the 1994 incident, Amanda wasn’t. For all I know, I must have missed the warning signs about postpartum depression that I should’ve known about. I had suspected Kymberly had postpartum depression, yet wasn’t sure about the facts until I watched an episode of “Deadly Women” on YouTube recently. In particular, after watching one particular episode or two of “Deadly Women” had Paula Sims and Kelly Silk if I recall had in my opinion had even worse postpartum depression that didn’t end well.

Another difference was the fact, is It is the same Kymberly that was declared the highest bidder when I auctioned off my virginity in 2014. Amanda, on the other hand, did not pay for the long term relationship rights. Kymberly was the first to pay for the Relationship Agreement.

Will this mean my relationship with Kymberly end in a breakup or even legal action? Since my virginity auction is considered prostitution in Indiana, I’m basically been a “gay hoe” (or an awful slang term describing a slutty transwoman being a prostitute) for the money. If Kymberly wants to mend the long-term relationship after this incident, she will need to be on some psychiatric medication that will definitely help her and with the fact Kymberly approaching menopause, I think there is a slight chance the relationship can be saved. Kymberly will also need some psychological help professionally to help her postpartum depression and with being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder myself (a matter of what will work for yours truly).

There is a reason why I still have a Dating and Relationships policy since January 4, 1993. The six Relationship Agreements I made with Amanda, Elisa (Everman), Angie (Willis), Christy (Johnson), and Kymberly are basically treated as marriages in some way. In all of those relationships, the aforementioned five women are automatically sex partners of yours truly — no ifs and/or buts about that. It may be one of the strictest relationship policies as it’s considered to be a legally binding agreement and a date when the contract ends. On two occasions, the relationship ended after I caught her cheating since I’ve never did do any infidelities and loyal. On another occasion, the second relationship with Amanda ended after she effectively caused major property damage.

Another issue or two to consider whether or not to even thinking about ending the long term relationship with Kymberly has to be the question whether to impeach Kymberly under Jessica’s Policy (enacted on January 4, 2010 in honor of the late Jessica Berg and initially a tougher dating and relationship policy) á la a Presidential Impeachment. The second issue, also since Jessica’s Policy went into effect, which is how will Kymberly react to getting that “Dreaded Dear Jane Letter” I will send if and when should I have to end the long term relationship with Kymberly.

With that in mind, I am giving Kymberly ONE LAST CHANCE since Kymberly and I have invested more than I’ve invested in Angie and Amanda combined. If Kymberly doesn’t fulfill these expectations in what’s effectively a reconciliation, I may have to end the relationship with Kymberly on January 3, 2018 (the same day the current agreement expires). So we’ll have to wait and see.

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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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06Apr/16

Ava’s American Idol Memories, Vote for the Girls beginnings

As American Idol airs its series finale tonight, I will admit that being the winning moderator is the most amazing experience. I must say that that six years ago this month, I launched the “Vote for the Girls” franchise two years after I began watching Idol (if memory serves me right) at the start of season 7.

Back in 2008, after Syesha Merado finished third and remembering a then-pet peeve at the time (a year after this, when I uploaded the April 3, 2009 montage of Fox 59 in Indianapolis on my INNewsCenter site’s YouTube channel as an April Fools’ Day prank and realizing after watching a South Bend newscast of two anchorwomen), never knew female contestants had a lot of potential. After watching the American Idol special last night, little did I know then and watching “American Idol Rewind” a few years back, I will say my only regret was creating the format of  “Vote for the Girls” sooner. I remember being in my office at NoSirGifts and talking to my assistant Lynsey Everman at that time and making phone calls pitching the Vote for the Girls format as well as remembering watching old “Star Search” clips in most of the 2000’s and early part of 2010.

During the seventh season of American Idol, I knew at that point after watching the packaging of the outrageous Idol contestants only ramped up as that particular season went forward, without realizing that without Vote for the Worst banded together to push forward the worst or funniest options during the national voting rounds there would be no Vote for the Girls.

During most of 2008, I started pitching what eventually became the Vote for the Girls (the project was initially called Vote Only Females) first to Patrice Rafferty and to other individuals. Then a fateful cable television dispute changed everything and bureaucratic red tape leading to relapsing after I had at the time stopped smoking. The title of the project was changed to the current “Vote for the Girls” after Patrice said ‘Vote Only Females’ was a title too similar to her philosophy at ATE Media. She rejected the concept and went back to work tweaking the project and changing the name to Vote for the Girls. After I pitched the format to Archibald Coolranch, Jack Steele, and Lynsey, NoSirGifts gave me the green light and started searching for a panelists of judges (which would eventually become the Vote for the Girls moderator panel).

By having the green light to Vote for the Girls, I had wanted my good friends Kayla Battishill and Justin Planck on the moderator panel (at the time, they had no idea that I had began a gender transition). Archibald and I were the only individuals confirmed on the moderator panel. One day, a woman from Denver, Colorado named Kym Christain (now my current girlfriend, Kymberly Alvaraz) had been interested to be a moderator. Then I went to my closest friends at the time, Robyn Hurd and Holly Everman. They agreed to join the moderator panel.

From the day Siobhan Magnus was voted off and asked everone on this web site to Vote for Crystal Bowersox, I relazied how extraordinary of a journey it has been for me. I remember the drama when Pia Toscano went home so early on April 7, 2011. Or, in the following season, when I realized that I made a huge mistake in the first week of American Idol 11 Top 7, and remembering a making a friendly wager to someone that if Pia didn’t win and/or two females did not make the American Idol 10 finale, I would audition for the following season of Idol going undercover as a journalist and a freelance musician . It’s crazy to think that after watching the show and auditioning for season 11, this ride is finally ending on a high note since Kymberly and I will be the winning moderator of the final season of American Idol.If La’Porsha makes the Top 2 everyone please vote for La’Porsha to win it all.

Final thought: As I look back, I will say that I am going to reveal the my Top 10 American Idol Vote for the Girls picks.

  1. Angie Miler. Angie is definitely my all-time Vote for the Girls pick.
  2. Pia Toscano.
  3. Jessica Sanchez
  4. Crystal Bowersox.
  5. Lauren Alaina
  6. Elise Testone
  7. Jena Irene (Asciutto)
  8. Hollie Cavanagh
  9. Haley Reinhart
  10. Skylar Laine

My least favorite American Idol Vote for the Girls pick is Erika Van Pelt because she auditioned at the same Pittsburgh audition venues when I auditioned.

From the ninth to final season of American Idol, we have voted for 75 contestants (62 women and 13 men, known as flex picks.

 

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11Jan/15

I think I know where I went wrong with Vote for the Girls….

This past fall, it was basically unfamiliar territory for my site, Vote for the Girls (US). Only one victory happened in 2014 that occurred after Tommy & Peta got eliminated on Dancing with the Stars 19. It is something I’m definitely not used to as the site normally gets one VFTG Loss per season.

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Vote for the Girls USA

As the webmaster and founder of one of the popular sites that has been promoting votes for the female contestants, I do take any female contestant’s elimination hard. As a transwoman 32 years of age having successfully auctioned off my virginity to 47 year old Kymberly Alvaraz for a three year relationship deal. That was something. Really something that became interesting for most of 2014.

While I was out and about in Marion a month and a day before my birthday (12/3/14), I spoke to two of my previous significant others (Elisa and Christy, still living) about Kym.

Last year after Ellona Santiago finished sixth place on The X Factor USA 3, I said I would auction off my virginity to the highest female bidder and having sex for the final time as a biological male–that (along with not shaving my legs for two months for BOTH Leg Beards for Breast Cancer and No Shave November for The Voice 6 and American Idol 13 losses, forcing the site to make-up competitions So You Think You Can Dance and adding America’s Got Talent and Dancing with the Stars as make-up competitions with SYTYCD; and basically wearing strapless or tube tops and thong panties from June to August 2014–that punishment like other punishments are a blessing in disguise) was surely going to get some people talking. After Khayla Chow (1991-2014) sparked the Vote for the Girls brawl after shoving my friend, Holly Everman, to the floor, and with an ongoing scheduling dispute that ended after WTTV (channel 4) switched to CBS. Many have complained to Jackson Steele — the man in charge of NoSirGifts (they are distributing Vote for the Girls USA)

In the end, it did cost me a few friends on Facebook (notably Jennifer Tedder, who I don’t believe I will re-friend until Febuary 2019) and believe the reason why I cannot comment or like anything on American Idol’s Facebook page. While doing research, the “Make the Switch” campaign of Vote for the Girls clearly didn’t work — the site had dropped nearly as much as 61 percent (shown below) and the site’s YouTube viewership dropped  44 percent.

Dismal 2014...

Part of the reason I think I know why the views on YouTube and site views dropped is because of poor promotional and advertising is just one thing thing I can think of obviously. The fact of the matter of the poor views on YouTube and on the site itself is the fact I had tried to promote the Vote for the Girls format offline and that clearly didn’t work out. That unfortunately got me a lot of trouble–not financial trouble as one source says. Advertising VFTG alone will be nearly $10,000 per year and the only sponsors that are willing to advertise on the site are GoDaddy and AFENA Federal Credit Union. So I am looking for new sponsors that are willing to promote Vote for the Girls in the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, Australia, and other countries that have their own adaptations of Vote for the Girls.

A second reason I can think what is wrong with VFTG is the fact due to a lack of original content, a separate set (secondary facility for Vote for the Girls) as they share the same facility as my home and d/b/a Aeverine Zinn Holdings. That is something I don’t believe will work out unless I decide to open a Vote for the Girls themed restaurant (or so called pubs) where there will be viewing parties similar to a sports bar per se.

A third reason where VFTG is going wrong is the video provider and fearing DMCA complaints by posting the full episode on the web site, in addition to YouTube, decided not to post them not because of storage space or lack of another video provider that will store as much as 100 hour length episodes in 720p high definition (though I could present the episode live on the VFTG live stream channel, yet still have questions about how that would work out since it is similar to broadcasting live on TV.)

This year on Vote for the Girls, as the American version began its sixth season back in July 2014, the presentation of make up competitions (So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, and Dancing with the Stars), the moderator panel using a new element called the Moderators’ Save (similar to the judges save on American Idol), having the American public having as much power as the moderators of Vote for the Girls do, and as an improvement to the Male Moderator’s offer–I’ve decided to add a couple of transgendered men–Yes, I did say that correctly–F2M’s (female to male transsexuals or transmen) to the site.

The Moderators’ Save has already been used twice and used to veto what would otherwise could have been the first Vote for the Girls loss on So You Think You Can Dance as Valerie Rockey finished runner-up in September 2014 and the second consecutive loss on The Voice following DaNica Shirey’s elimination on December 2, 2014. All the moderators have to be unanimous and the Moderators’ Save can only be used once on SYTYCD, AGT, and DWTS (the make-up competitions) and twice per cycle in the regular competitions (American Idol, The Voice, Rising Star, and The X Factor). There is a catch though, if the Moderators’ Save is used before the show’s finale and/or the last female contestant remaining in the competition is eliminated–there will be neither a victory nor a loss since the Save was used and the good news in the event should that happen, none of the moderators on the moderator panel face the punishment for failure and the winning moderator (if there is one) is declared; though as with any Vote for the Girls loss, the site will support any female contestants in the makeup competitions (an example is DaNica Shirey being saved from the VFTG Loss on the seventh season of The Voice after the moderator panel used their Mod Save on Shirey and the entire moderator panel will be participating on DWTS20).

That being said… The VFTG USA moderator panel will be participating in America’s Got Talent 10 this upcoming summer if a male wins the eighth season of The Voice (I hope that doesn’t happen but if it does the Leg Beards for Breast Cancer and/or No Shave November punishment in addition to another gruesome “Punishment for Failure”)  and/or the Moderator panel use their Moderators’ Save. The same will be said for SYTYCD12 for a VFTGUSModSave and/or VFTGLoss on American Idol 14.

Speaking of American Idol 14, there are two VFTG USA picks (Sarina-Joi Crowe and Lovey James) that already have an eight moderator vote, of which should they make the American Idol 14 finale–that will be a Double VFTG Victory.

Since Vote for the Girls’ third season in the United States, the moderator panel (instead of yours truly deciding who the Vote for the Girls pick is) began making their own VFTG picks. So on the VFTG USA web site, once a moderator has made all her VFTG picks during the auditions she must post them as soon as possible. The moderator panel on VFTG are all female (either by birth or transgender) and they choose VFTG picks. The Male Moderator Crew (all are F2M’s) however, don’t get to choose VFTG picks, but they do choose male vocalists instead of VFTG picks (some will consider this as the Ava Zinn version of Vote for the Worst). However, for fairness none of the Vote for the Worst picks are revealed until after the competition ends. This year, Vote for the Girls USA for the first time in the site’s history, can include a male vocalist (only if the vocals sound feminine or a typical transwoman’s) based on vocals and appearance and I make the final decision whether or not to accept or reject the male vocalist in question. On American Idol 14, I decided to approve Riley Bria as a Vote for the Girls pick based on a similar decision that was made involving James Byron from The Voice UK 3 last year.

Will these changes I made to Vote for the Girls USA boost the sagging performance? Is the Moderators’ Save going to help? Will the Male Moderator Crew of Clark Jones and Leonard Lai get more women to finally support Vote for the Girls? Do you think that even more changes are needed, say dropping dead weight, or even do a little interception during football season since the site is popular in six NFL markets –Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Green Bay, Denver, Tampa, and Pittsburgh?

Only time will tell.

 

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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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21Sep/14

October is Leg Beards for Breast Cancer Month

It may be the 21st of September 2014 and as is typical punishment for failure when a female contestant or a Vote for the Girls pick on my site — voteforthegirls.us — doesn’t win (ex: runner-up or worse), I take part in what has become a tradition that I’ve taken criticism for since I launched the site nearly five years ago.

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I’m not the only woman or transwoman that many have had audacity to say that have called me a f***ot, and far worse derogatory terms that is typically used in the trans community.

Sure, prior to my gender transition, I had a beard and had it shaved after I graduated from Mississinewa High School some 13 years ago.

It was during the month of October of 2012 while watching Fox 59’s newscasts that the guys (notably Brian Wilkes and Ray Cortopassi) have grown their beards out. At the end of the day, I put two and two together and realized back in 2011, I didn’t know a whole lot about Beards for Breast Cancer until I learned it was an Indianapolis-based organization that asked only the guys to grow a beard during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


In the past, I posted daily pictures of the unlady-likeness of the hairy leg until Haloween night or the morning of November 1. (As I did last year)

But not this year: Because I called off the competition and announced I was auctioning off my virginity to the highest female bidder on April 18, 2014 that ended a little early due to low bids, I decided back in August that I wasn’t going to shave my legs for the remainder of 2014 (to coincide with the vegetarian diet that will end on January 4, 2015) and since I’m often free to ignore the rules of Vote for the Girls as I see fit.. this Leg Beard for Breast Cancer punishment has become a real bitch in 2014. Yes the legs was bid adieu in August as I prepared for five  straight months of leg hair oriented charitable causes (Beards for Breast Cancer in October and No Shave November) .

The rules seem simple enough: Have clean-shaven legs on October 1st (for me earlier than that), grow a leg beard for 31 days, donate money–the latter is usually non-existent. I’m sure there are more rules, but anything that allows me to not shave my legs for a month (or longer) while still supporting breast cancer awareness and gets my vote as a worthwhile charity endeavor.

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About this Leg Beards for Breast Cancer and No Shave November Vote for the Girls Punishment for Failure

After a Vote for the Girls Loss is claimed when a girl doesn’t win shows like American Idol, The Voice, and/or Rising Star, the Vote for the Girls USA moderators (myself, Holly Everman, and other female friends) take part in the the great annual events called “Beards for Breast Cancer since October 2010 and for the first time in November 2014 “No-Shave-November” where guys and girls alike unite in the height of laziness agreeing to not shave their beards or legs (respectively) for the entire months of October and November.

After all, they are the busiest parts of the semester or work year, and you are the farthest behind on sleep, so why waste the time? Plus, it’ll cold enough to wear scarves or jeans (respectively) to cover that unsightly hair.
Everyone, young and old, male and female can participate in Beards for Breast Cancer and No-Shave-November by following this simple calendar of guide-lines. The festivities shall unfold thusly:

  • October 1 (or the first day of Beards for Breast Cancer): Razors are stowed, indifference ignited. Beards for Breast Cancer begins.
  • October 1-7: The week of scratching that itch. Push yourself, control the desire to shave and relieve the itchiness.
  • First Wednesday: Itch hump day.
  • October 14: Finally the women do look ridiculous.
  • October 27: Finally the boys or follicularly-challenged do look ridiculous.
  • November 1: Razors are stowed, indifference ignited. Noshember begins.
    Nov 1-7: The week of scratching that itch. Push yourself, control the desire to shave and relieve the itchiness.
  • Nov 30: Photograph day. Take your best hair exhibiting celebration photos. You have truly completed something great.
  • Dec 1: Great festival of many razors, shaving commences.

Among Beards for Breast Cancer and No Shave November traditions, perhaps the strongest is the beard and/or leg hair contest (or armpits or whatever…be creative). Lets see who is the fullest, bushiest, and most natural after a month, and then join in a ritual corporate shoring of our hides!

 

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Ladies (and this applies to transgendered and transsexual women as well)! Don’t think that just because you can’t grow a burly beard you can’t participate in Beards for Breast Cancer and No Shave November…You can! Now it may not be on your face, but hair does grow on your body…the most commonly sported female hair is on the legs and under the arms. Now its quite uncommon for even males in our society to be unkempt in general, but its especially uncommon (and unusual) for females to go all natural. So we want to give you a special word of encouragement and thanks for supporting the ways of the hairy. Only a few select women (as part of Beards for Breast Cancer Awareness) have what it takes to participate in this tradition. I think I have been commended for this, as well as my friend Holly  you.

A note from one of the female No-Shave November Facebook groups:

“For all the girls who think they can go for all of November without shaving. We are standing up for our right as women!”

“How long can you go? *oh, btw, this group is only for legs. feel free to shave other places as you wish, cuz i’m not gonna go there*”

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18Sep/14

Ava Zinn Announcement (9/18/14)

As you know AvaZinn.com is celebrating 15 years online come November 1, 2014. The flagship site of Ava Zinn, yours truly, has had two successful ventures, INNewsCenter (launched November 1, 1999; closed June 30, 2011; and planning revival on November 1, 2014), and Vote for the Girls International (United States, United Kingdom, and Australia versions launched April 28, 2010, June 1, 2013, and April 2015, respectively).

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But unfortunately, producing the YouTube videos and getting the clips uploaded have become a financial burden for Ava Zinn, yours truly. Nearly $38 a month goes to keeping the sites in operation (and that comes out of my pocket, sadly) alone. Then the moderator salaries and obligations to keep Vote for the Girls moderators that can range up to $1,000 a year (counting iTunes downloads by downloading a studio performance by a female contestant also coming out of my pocket) and online advertising (pretty much restricted since I tried putting flyers and basically selling my heart out which hasn’t been working).

On Vote for the Girls USA (the original version I launched a year before) alone, back in May of 2011, I tried offline advertising to get people to vote for Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart in the American Idol 10 finale… Unfortunately for me, despite the well-known “VOTE FOR LAUREN AND HALEY” the most successful campaign, I felt that it wasn’t enough and thinking ‘this isn’t gonna work,’ then I realized that eventually when I auditioned for the 11th season of American Idol auditioning in front of the producers, they had no idea I went undercover and here it is in 2014 what turned out to be two things I think I believe that despite changes on Idol since then–

  1. VoteForTheWorst.com basically ruined Idol and without that particular site or had I began watching Idol prior to American Idol 6, there would not be a Vote for the Girls franchise
  2. since my American Idol audition at Heinz Field and the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Vote for the Girls became very popular in both Indiana and Pennsylvania. But recently, I think the site has lost steam after Alex & Sierra’s win on The X Factor 3 last year.

Revenue is down…

Then earlier this year, I tried to advertise Vote for the Girls online with mixed results on Facebook, Twitter, and Google with little success. What I realized now is that when I launched this site in November 1999 (then on a GeoCities site, then Tripod, followed by Aeverine.info, and to the current AvaZinn.com), as well as INNewsCenter (which had its own URL and I’ve decided not to do the same for the 2014 revival but rather AvaZinn.com/INNewsCenter but keeping the INNewsCenter YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter pages.) And as I did back when Vote for the Girls first started, I posted Crystal Bowersox voting information on both the INNewsCenter and my Facebook page (which serves as an alternate Facebook profile since the Vote for the Girls page wasn’t in existence yet.)  Had I run ads (usually cost $500-$1,000 per week) on Google, Facebook, and Twitter and had they ran on Vote for the Worst’s site, (and this is one thing I think I’m doing wrong with Vote for the Girls in 2014) then Crystal Bowersox, Lauren Alaina, Jessica Sanchez, Angie Miller, and Jena Irene would have won American Idols 9-13, respectively instead of those dreaded white guys with guitars.

So, I am officially looking for sponsors for Vote for the Girls US (as well as other adaptations in other countries) that will compensate me for running their ads on the You Tube channels involved, as well as the Vote for the Girls Pledge on the US site.

As for my fellow Hoosiers, fans, friends, and followers, once you make the Vote for the Girls pledge, you CANNOT and WILL NOT vote for male contestants not approved by yours truly because this is a lifetime commitment and I will not accept any excuses like, “If the girls performed better, they’d earn my vote…” or “Oh, Vote for the Girls, I’m not gonna follow that stupid tranny bitch…” or some other excuse.

At the end of the day, what it all comes down to is money, and lots of it. Another factor of what I think will make Vote for the Girls franchise become successful is opening a sports bar or some chain such as Buffalo Wild Wings. That, in addition to the web hosting and moderator salaries, and everything else related to the Vote for the Girls franchise operations.

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24Feb/14

Save Us Ava Zinn: Vote for the Girls in CRISIS!

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Vote for the Girls USA

In a video I uploaded on YouTube channel (the good clean version obviously), I address the issue that caused me to launch Vote for the Girls USA in April 2010 and the UK version last June.

As you know the site only gets victories when either all the males are voted off and/or a woman wins these competitions. Right now all the males are white guys with guitars and the ladies of American Idol 13 need your help more than ever. Thank fully, with the voting limited this year, there is hope for the site’s victory streak that began when Cassadee Pope won The Voice of America 3 in December 2012 and going for a fifth straight victory.

As you know I’ve been voting for the ladies on shows like American Idol, The Voice of America, and The X Factor USA. In a Twitter post to Vote for the Girls, I was alerted about several white guys with guitars that auditioned for American idol 13. The video speaks for itself

 

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