‘Tupperware Queen’ commends Northwell Health for helping transition

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To many Long Islanders, she was Aunt Barbara, the "Tupperware Queen" who dressed in drag and sold plastic bowls to millions of customers.

But she was born Robert Suchan, and now she is Jennifer Bobbi. 

She says she's achieving her true identity, thanks to a group of Northwell Health doctors in Manhasset helping her transition.

"I am getting closer and closer to feeling whole," she says.

She was once Tupperware's top salesperson and a YouTube sensation. But she says she was experiencing gender dysphoria -- a conflict between a person's gender identity and the gender they were identified as having at birth.

"Gender dysphoria is not fun to live with," Bobbi says. "It is not a fun way to grow up."

She says she's using her journey to help inform other Long Islanders with gender dysphoria that they no longer need to travel off the Island.

"I am in the early stages of transition, but Northwell Health has been there to help me through it all," she says. "I don't have to go into the city or travel out of the country to get services. My doctors are right here."

She says having her doctors close by has helped her physically and emotionally.

"It is really exciting that we get to participate in this," says Dr. Adam Perry. "It is a whole new surgical world for us."

Bobbi was also the recent subject of a short documentary called "Unsealed: The Story of Long Island's Tupperware Queen."

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