There’s not too much work in South Florida for someone of Tiffany Arieagus’ talents. But Arieagus, a transgender woman and former Miss F.I. Florida in 1978, who sings jazz, disco and the blues, isn’t having trouble getting work in other parts of the country and the rest of the world.

This year alone, she’s booked in Las Vegas, South America, Europe, Mexico and Canada.

“I love to sing. I love to dance. I do everything. I love to sing the down and dirty blues live. I believe in going past the limit. When I go past the limit, hopefully I can take the audience with me.”

When she’s not singing, she serves as the Supervisor of Housing and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Case Management for SunServe. “I believe you have to be involved in your community. I’m very much into the politics of making America a safer, better place for everyone.”

And she’s always the proud matriarch of her family – lots of sisters, nieces and nephews. “My older sister has 10 kids. I’m just happy to be here. My daily mantra is ‘thank you I woke up.’ Every day that you wake up is a chance to do something good and to live to enjoy and to discover. You have to share love. When you share love, it comes back to you.”


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