presenters

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.”

– Maya Angelou

As always, we are committed to offering the highest caliber educational curriculum. This year we are excited to showcase an unprecedented range of lived experiences with the widest array educators from around the globe ever gathered at a single M/s event. This will include more presenting at MsC for the first time since it began almost two decades ago.

  First Time Presenting At MsC
  International Presenter
Presenting in Spanish

Presenters

(in no particular order)

Master Dante Amor

Dan and dawn Williams
(he/him, she/her)

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Dan and dawn have been an alternative lifestyle couple since 2001 and have presented at over 100 events around North America. Not only do they enjoy teaching workshops and classes, they also share via books, specialized events, and fun consent negotiation playing cards!

Their books on power exchange and polyamory are based on experience and have been very well received by those communities. 

They are also the co-hosts of the Erotic Awakening Podcast, an educational show that explores “all things erotic” since 2011; co-founders of the Columbus Space, an alternative community center; 2016 MAsT International Member’s Choice Presenter of the Year Award winner; Great Lakes region title holders (2010); creators of the Scarlet Sanctuary and Path of the Qadishti (sacred sexuality spaces); featured educators on both Kink Academy and Creative Sexuality; and mentioned in a number of books, articles, and other media.

Lee Harrington
(he/they)

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Lee Harrington (he/they) is a spiritual and erotic authenticity educator, gender explorer, eclectic artist, and award-winning author and editor on erotic and sacred experience. He brings a combination of playful engagement and thoughtful academic dialogue to a broad audience, and they believe we are each beautifully complex ecosystems who deserve to examine the human experience from that lens. They have been traveling the globe teaching and talking about sexuality, psychology, faith, and desire, and believe you deserve passion and connection in your life. His books include “Playing Well With Others: Your Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Negotiating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities” (with Mollena Williams), “Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond,” “Shibari You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macramé,” “Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities,” and “Become Your Own Beloved: A Guide to Delighting In Self Connection,” amongst many others. Lee has been a passion instigator, academic, adult film performer, world class sexual adventurer, outspoken philosopher, polytheist priest/ess, kink/bondage coach, and has been blogging about sex and spirit since 1998. Read more about Lee at PassionAndSoul.com.

Master Dante Amor

Raven Kaldera & Joshua Tenpenny
(he/him)

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Raven Kaldera is a queer FTM transgendered intersexual shaman. He is the author/editor of 44 books, including “Mastering the Art of Mastery”, and “Power Circuits: Polyamory In A Power Dynamic”. He and his slaveboy Joshua have been teaching and presenting workshops regularly for many years to the BDSM, Neo-Pagan, Sex/Spirituality, transgender, and other communities. Raven is the 2014 Northeast Master titleholder, and he lives with his big poly family on a homestead in Massachusetts. ’Tis an ill wind that blows no minds.

Joshua Tenpenny has been in service to Raven Kaldera since 2002. He is Raven’s devoted assistant, partner, and slave for life. Josh is also a massage therapist, Shiatsu practitioner, and yoga teacher. The 2014 Northeast Slave titleholder, he and his master Raven Kaldera were chosen as the MAsT 2011 Presenters of the Year, and given the 2018 Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education award. He is the author of “Real Service” and the creator of the Service Notebook. He finds spiritual fulfillment through any kind of worthy service.

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Guy Baldwin, M.S.

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Guy Baldwin, a California licensed psychotherapist in private practice for 41 years, has been an active participant in, and a thoughtful observer and commentator on, the American Leather scene since the late 1960’s.

For nearly four decades, Baldwin has crisscrossed the continent teaching audiences of erotic adventurers how to have less trouble doing, and more fun exploring ‘outside-the-box’ sexualities.
An acclaimed speaker, he has delivered keynote addresses at lifestyle events too numerous to list here.

In 1989, judges chose Baldwin to serve as the 11th International Mister Leather (IML). Weeks earlier, judges made him the second Mr. National Leather Association. He is the only man to have held both titles concurrently. 
Mark Thompson, a senior editor at The Advocate, included Baldwin and 15 other “Writers, Healers, Teachers and Visionaries” in his 1994 book, Gay Soul. Guy has published three books, and authored numerous essays in a wide array of lifestyle publications. Now in it’s fourth printing, and recently made available as an ebook, SlaveCraft has long been required reading for those who feel turbo-charged by the voluntary inclusion of Authority in their erotic and romantic relationships. 
Mr. Baldwin’s lifetime of service has been marked by many accolades over the years including the Pantheon of Leather Lifetime Achievement Award, the Tom of Finland Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. (Guy Baldwin was even immortalized in a drawing by Tom himself.) Guy was inducted into the Leather Hall of Fame in 2012 and also into The Society of Janus’ Hall of Fame. In 2000, the Leather Archives & Museum named Guy a “Centurion” thereby acknowledging him as one of the twenty most important contributors to the Leather lifestyle in the 20th Century. In 2008, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) awarded him the Leather Leadership Award, and then in 2009 he was the very first recipient of the Master/slave Heritage Award.

With Guy Baldwin you never know precisely what you’re going to get, but one thing is for sure, as a lifelong activist, a pioneer of radical sexuality, and a seeker of clarity, he never fails to challenge listeners by fearlessly speaking truth exactly as he has discovered it.

(More information can be found at Wikipedia.com and TheLeatherHallofFame.com)

Master Dante Amor

Master David
(He/Him)

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Master David is the proud Master of His long-time slave, brynn. He is a Leatherman, a sadist, a mentor, and an educator. Master David is the director of MAsT: Bakersfield and founder of the Bar Card Project, an organization that exists gather, catalog, and display bar cards from all areas of the leather, kink, BDSM, LGBTQIA+ communities.
Along with His slave, Master David is the co-owner and producer of FLAME Conference, and Co-Caretaker of the West Coast panel of the Leather Quilt. He is a founding co-head of House of Dark Shadows, a Power Exchange focused, multi-ethnic, and pansexual Leather House.
Master David was honored to be the 2017 Southern California Master, the 2018 Southwest Master, and
the 2019/2021 International Master. He enjoys using the platform these titles have provided him to
travel and present Internationally on a variety of topics he is passionate about, and to meet new people.
In His free time, Master David enjoys auto racing, football, and smoking a cigar on the patio with his
favorite ashtray (brynn) along with a nice glass of scotch. To learn more about him go to
https://allmylinks.com/intlms2019

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Mister-Blue & Mrs. Bluefrost
(He/Him , She/Her)

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Mister-Blue, along with his slave BlueFrost, was the 2018 International Master/slave titleholder and the 2017 Master/slave titleholder for the Northeast region of the United States. He is the senior Master of the House of Blue based in Southern Maryland, Executive Producer for the Master-slave Conference (MsC), and Vice President of MTTA. He has been publicly active in the BDSM Lifestyle for more than a decade, taking on various roles and responsibilities in the community as a Mentor, Presenter, and otherwise genuine source of knowledge in the way he has navigated through Kink, Leather, and BDSM. As a part of his commitment to educating himself and others, he has spoken about the relationship aspect of the Master/slave model at national conferences and Leather events, local munches, and special interest groups.

Mrs. BlueFrost, the devoted slave, and wife to Mister-Blue was the 2018 International slave titleholder and the 2017 NorthEast slave titleholder. Together with her Master, she received the Pantheon of Leather Award for the 2018 Couple of the Year. She was the co-founder and co-visionary of the Leather Houses of Color Coalition and is the Mistress of the House of Blue. Mrs. BlueFrost serves on the board of MTTA and serves as assistant producer of the Master/slave Conference where she first embraced her
slave identity and found her power in service.

As a professional whole life coach, holistic healer, path facilitator, content creator, and all-around passion professional, she has been active in her local community for many years and enjoys sharing life choice experiences and information with others. She routinely speaks at national conferences, special interest groups, and local munches to help further educate and empower people looking to live in healthy, sustainable power exchange relationships free of judgment and justification through surrender, service, and self-development.

As an associate member of a larger group of Leather families, she is known by many as a friend, mentor, and sister. Mentored by elders in her community, she strives not only to carry the torch to light the path for others but to also brighten her personal path to excellence in service.

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Beast & echo
(He/him and she/they)

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A Gentleman and a Beast, an immigrant and Indigenous, Beast (He/Him) is full of surprises. He’s a Lakota and German, pansexual, polyamorous Leatherman, a Master, piercer, rigger and ropemaker, pyromancer, biker, bodybuilder, musician, and Cigar snob.

echo (she/they) was born and raised in England. She’s a pansexual, polyamorous Leatherwoman, a slave, switch, and a fucker of minds. echo enjoys Wicket and Cricket her sugar gliders and crochet. She is passionate about mindset, relationship skills and sociocultural theory.

International Master/slave 2022, Beast and echo are raising 3 children in beautiful Colorado with their partner Liv. They enjoy sharing with and learning from others, and have found a storytelling style that allows them to share their triumphs and mistakes with honesty, transparency and humor.

slave Gaia Amor

Levi
(He/Him)

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Levi stumbled into queer Leather community more than 20 years ago, and immediately recognized it as home. Levi is deeply honored to belong to his Sir, Tomo, who permits him to serve as his Majordomo. For the past 17 years, he has had the privilege of offering his Sir loving service and steadfast surrender.

Levi has been an educator and an organizer in the Leather community since 2002. He is currently the Majordomo for South Plains Leatherfest, and Western/International Battalion Commander for the D.U.C. Levi has “flagged left” for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (Director of Operations), International Ms Leather Weekend (Co-Producer, winner of “Pantheon of Leather Award, Large Event of the Year 2007”), Play House Studios, Folsom Street Fair “The Playground” (Board of Directors), Northwest Leather Celebration (Producer’s Assistant), and SF Queer Leather Happy Hour (Co-Producer).

Though a lifelong New Yorker, Levi currently lives in the East Bay of Northern California. By day, he is an “Ops Daddy” in the field of Executive Education.  By night, Levi is the quiet one who you might not guess to be a Bootblack, a switch, a smartass, and a shit-stirrer in all the right ways.

slave Gaia Amor

Master Penguin & slave ginna
(He/Him , she/her)

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Master Penguin is the International Master 2023 and Northeast Master 2022 and believes in community service and is always willing to lend a hand wherever it is needed.   

slave ginna is International slave 2023 and Northeast slave 2022 and has been in a Master/slave relationship with Master Penguin for more than 20 years and married over 25 years.  slave ginna has presented at many different conferences as well as MAsT chapters on various topics including mental health, neurodivergence, raising kids in a kinky home, and adapting in TPE relationships during life changes.  She volunteers for many non-profit groups and serves as a board member for a local community action group.

Together they also run a MAsT Chapter for their local community.

slave Gaia Amor

Master Rodin
(He/Him)

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Master Rodin – CEO of MAsT International, Inc.

Master Rodin has been a dedicated member of the Master/slave (M/s) community for over a decade, contributing significantly to the growth and development of MAsT (Masters and slaves Together). His journey within MAsT is marked by diverse roles and impactful leadership.

Born with a passion for fostering a sense of community and understanding within the M/s dynamic, Master Rodin began his journey in MAsT as the Treasurer for MAsT: Wilmington DE. Over the years, he has taken on various leadership positions, showcasing his commitment and expertise in the organization.

Master Rodin’s roles have included serving as the Northeast Regional Representative, Membership Director, Regional Representative Director, and Director of Operations. In each position, he demonstrated a keen understanding of the needs and aspirations of the M/s community, working tirelessly to create an inclusive and supportive environment.

Currently holding the esteemed position of CEO of MAsT International, Master Rodin continues to lead with passion and dedication. His vision for MAsT aligns with creating a platform that serves the M/s community in the most meaningful ways. Working with MAsT is not just a duty for Master Rodin; it is a deeply fulfilling experience, allowing him to contribute his best to the M/s community.

 

slave Gaia Amor

Master Kai
(He/Him)

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Costarican, Master and Rigger. Active at the community since 2012.
2007: First contact with ropes
2012: Joined BDSM community activities as a Host for Munchs
2013: Became co-Director at EscenaCR community with Master J
2013: Editor of EscenaCR e-mazanine
2013: Shibari instructor at the rope community (later known as Sinistra)
2017: Created the group Sinistra, as a nawakai to hold the Shibari activities
2018: Joined the list of a virtual panel for the “Festival BDSM Fetish Colombia”
2019: Joined the virtual Encuentro Internacional de Shibari y Bondage, Quito
2019: Requested, director of MAsT chapter for SJO, approved at the same year.
2021: Presenter and volunteer at the MsC Worldwide first edition 2021
2022: Volunteer and joined a panel at MsC 2022
2022: Created the SJO22, BDSM / Leather Seminar
2022: Started monthly performances at Shibari Live Shows at Back to Hell club.
2023: Director at the SJO23, BDSM / Leather Seminar

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Tomo
(He/They)

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Tomo is Owner and Producer of South Plains Leatherfest, the International Master slave Contest and the International Person of Leather Contest. He served as Northwest slave 2015 and International slave 2016/2021. He was a Producer of Northwest Leather Celebration, the Northwest Master slave, Northwest Bootblack, and Northwest Person of Leather Contests.  He was also a Producer of International Ms Leather and International Ms Bootblack for seven years.  He co-produces the Ms Sacramento Leather Contest and is a founding member of the D.U.C. 

Tomo is a member and serves as Webmaster for Queer Leather Association Sacramento, has served as the West Coast Curator for the Leather Quilt Project, is a former Director of MAsT: Sacramento , and is a member of MAsT: San Francisco and The Exiles. He was awarded the 2013 Pantheon of Leather President’s Award, the 2018 Master slave Conference slave Heart Award, the 2020 Vice President’s Award from the National Leather Association, and the 2023 Master slave Conference Guy Baldwin Master/slave Heritage Award.

Master Dante Amor

Sir Edgar & slave raven
(He/Him and she/her)

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Sir Edgar and Raven are a M/s couple from Northern New Jersey They have been in a monogamous 24/7 M/s dynamic for over 4 years. They are currently the 2019 North East Master/slave title holders.

Sir Edgar began his journey in the BDSM lifestyle early 1990’s in Northern Jersey and NYC. He is an educator and Graduate of MTTA

Raven is the property of Sir Edgar. She is a Lifestyle Business owner, Educator, Advocate, Abuse Survivor, and slave. With over 20 years in the lifestyle slave raven is also a graduate MTTA. They are the founders and Directors of MAsT Clifton

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Akasha Eden
(she/her)

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Akasha, a Sister of the House of Kush, is a polyamorous, pansexual Leatherwoman, submissive and masochist, as well as a collared slave.
Akasha is an avid reader, legal professional, book club leader and advocate for the following: social justice and equity in cannabis in both a sociopolitical and criminal justice context, LGBTQIAA+ rights and representation, BIPOC liberation and the need for accomplices and allies, as well as womanism and intersectionality in the bell hooks and Kimberlé Crenshaw traditions.

Having been in the kink community for 11 years, her experiences span the United States, France, Korea, Japan and the United Kingdom, with her home scene being NYC.

Her kink experiences include: authoring 2 books, Diary of a Leather Rope Bunny and The Dance of Shadows, educating on neurodiversity in the kink community, transitioning in and out of dynamics, preservation of Leather/kink culture and other topics, leading Akasha’s Literary Salon: A Kinky Book Club, moderating at conferences, leading the TNG Nassau chapter, being a member of MAsT Metro NY and mentoring those new to her home kink community.

Akasha’s mission within the community and outside of it is to educate and serve as an example of eternal studenthood, continual improvement, and a model of servant-leadership.

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The Goddess Indigo & Robert (Dr. Bob) Rubel
(She/Her, He/Him)

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The Goddess is an author and international educator with a unique brand of irreverent humor. This covered Leather Master is a founding board member and President of Onyx Pearls Lustre Southwest and Directrix of MAsT Austin. Previously, she was the Talk Show host of “The Leather Line” radio show (KPFT, FM 90.1-Houston). 

An ordained minister and Ms. Texas Leather 2023, she is Matriarch of the Leather Family Genus Indigo and is honored to own three force multipliers: Dr. Bob, BBG and Sinfully Sill. She is blessed to be a member of “The Family,” the oldest BIPOC Matriarchal Leather family. She is honored to continue to be invited to present on her passion: sustainable female-led dynamics.

Robert J. (Dr. Bob) Rubel — an educational sociologist and researcher by training — is an author, educator and photographer. Currently in print: three books on Master/slave topics, three books on BDSM topics, one book on communication strategies, two books on advanced sex techniques, and two educational DVDs: one on fire play and one on beginning impact play.

Recipient of the 2008 Pantheon of Leather’s Community Choice Award (man), Dr. Bob has been involved in the BDSM and Total Power Exchange (TPE) since 2001.

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Lady O
(she/her)

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Lady O has been involved in the Washington DC area BDSM community for many years. Her journey in the Master/slave community began 20 years ago. She is the director of MAsT DC Pan, is a member of MAsT Gettysburg, MAsT Laurel Women, and MAsT Towson. Lady O is director of the MTTA Academy and is Assistant Producer for the Master/slave Conference; and is the Northeast Regional Representative for Masters And slaves Together, International.

Lady O is also a manager at The Crucible and Chief Dungeon Monitor for Black Rose. She is affiliated with various other groups in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Lady O presents on a variety of topics from authority transfer relationships as well as BDSM technical play skills. At the Master/slave Conference 2015 Lady O received the Sir Steve Community Service Award.

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slave Charles
(he/his)

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Slave Charles is owned by Lady O, Master of the House of Rubicon. Kinky most of his life, slave Charles found his path into our reality in 2008 as a charter member of the Baldwin Alternative Lifestyle Leather Society (BALLS) in Alabama, where he was mentored by Master Robert and his slave Jo. slave Charles moved to Washington DC for work in 2011, and subsequently met Lady O. She introduced him to total authority based relationships, and he has grown in the Maste/slave community ever since. In 2017 at the MsC slave Charles was awarded the slave Heart Award.

Slave Charles leads the MAsT Washington group and the Northern Virginia slaves and submissives (NVss) group. He is active in the MAsT DC Pan group among others. Slave Charles is a graduate of MTTA, where he currently serves as a staff member, and also attended the Butchmanns Experience in 2016. slave Charles’ volunteer activities include the Master/slave Conference, the Crucible, Camp Crucible, and the Baltimore Playhouse. He has presented a number of classes, including an intensive on presentation skills, Finding Your Voice.

Master Dante Amor

MsDDom & CreamDream
(She/Her & he/him/él)

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MsDDom and CreamDream have lived in an authority-based dynamic since 2010. With lifestyle experiences, cultural and age differences, their goal is a sustainable authority-based relationship. Active in the Atlanta BDSM and Leather communities, both are servant leaders through stewardship as presenters, advocates for BIPOC presence, and volunteers. Black Atlanta Munch, Black FemDoms-Atlanta, and the Carter-Johnson Library Atlanta Annex are just a few areas where they spend their time locally. This dynamic couple travels often and enjoys sharing their time and perspective with other lifestyle participants in other regions.

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Master PlaineJane
(She/Her/Sir)

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Master PlaineJane has been active in the Atlanta BDSM community for more than fifteen years. As an enthusiastic Event Coordinator & Educator, Master PlaineJane is a strong advocate for promoting and producing educational events for and within the BDSM and Leather communities. Master PlaineJane is the Director and Organizer of MAsT: Marietta Women and F.L.A.I.R. (Female Led Authority Inspired Relationships) which offers educational Intensives for different faucets of the BDSM Lifestyle. She is also the Vice Chair of the Leather Leadership Conference (LLC). Her area of interest and experience includes service, domination and discipline, impact play, dragon’s tails, high protocol, power exchange from both sides of the slash, humiliation & degradation, chemical play, genitorture and of course Male on Male Action… to name a few.”

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Master Taíno

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Founder, MTTA, Inc.

Master Taíno has been active in the Leather community for more than three decades. He has a Leather Family of 16 members. Slave Paul has been in his service since 2010.

He founded MTTA, Inc., a non-profit organization that runs MTTA Academy as well as the annual Master/slave Conference (MsC), among other programs. He was the Executive Producer of MsC since its inception in 2004 until his retirement in 2022. During recent years, he has been devoted to the growing kink community in Costa Rica where he has a second residence.

He has been honored with several awards including the National LGBTQ Task Force’s “Leather Leadership Award 2022, the “Guy Baldwin Master/slave Heritage Award 2019”, the Vi Johnson Award at Black Beat 2012, the Pantheon of Leather’s “Man of the Year 2011 Award”, and the “Master Steve Golden Paintbrush Award 2011”, among others.

He also founded MAsT Washington in 1999, one of the oldest chapters and is a founding member of MAsT San José, Costa Rica since 2019.

Master Taíno has a very comprehensive website: www.mastertaino.com. During the pandemic of 2020, Master Taíno started his own educational YouTube Channel ALT SEX TALK – www.youtube.com/c/ALTSEXTALK. He can be reached at Master@mastertaino.com

Master Dante Amor

Dr. Erik James Escareño, DSW, LCSW (Sir Wombat)​
(they/she/he)

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Sir Wombat, aka Erik James Escareño, DSW (he, she, they) is a two-spirited indigenous (Yavapai Apache and Chiricahua Apache) Los Angelino who is fueled by social justice and perpetuating meaningful change. Sir Wombat identifies as a Specialized Mental Health Clinical Social Worker, Interpreter, Sir, Handler/Trainer, Sadist, and Leather Daddy.  As a clinician social worker, they provide mental health services to Deaf folx within Los Angeles County. As a Sir and Leather Daddy, they are the head of a leather family and are adept at a multitude of kinks and BDSM disciplines which they continue to hone and pass down to their boys. 

Holding a Doctorate of Social Work, Sir Wombat focuses on creating systemic change in accessibility to mental health services for Deaf folx. Their fervent hope is to create accessible mental health services for all.  Having an intimate connection to, and understanding of, the Deaf community they provide ASL interpretation in many QIPOC and Kink spaces; striving to ensure the message of positive queerness and sex is not compromised. Guided by honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness, Sir Wombat mentors others through an ethical lens while honoring sexual spirit.

Master Dante Amor

Master Dante Amor
(he/him)

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Master Dante has been formally active in M/s for 20 years and owner of Slave Gaia Amor for 15, a polyamorous Master/slave relationship by design from its inception. This expanded into a polyfidelitous household when Sarah Amor joined his leather family and again when Coco entered his service in 2020.

Loquacious pusher of buttons, tipper of sacred cows, and a certified clinical hypnotherapist for over two decades. When it comes to authority-based relationships, Dante has always focused on the emotional, psychological, and interpersonal dynamics first and foremost.

A firm believer that mastery is a continual work in progress requiring ongoing self-inquiry, personal development, vulnerability, and a willingness to support others, he is currently in service to the community as:

 

Host – Our Leather Legacy
Founder – The Poly Exchange
Director – MAsT: Metro New York
Board of Directors – MAsT International, Inc.
Board of Directors – MTTA, Inc. (Producers of the Master/slave Conference)

slave Gaia Amor

Slave Gaia Amor
(she/her/it)

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Slave Gaia first came to understand her slave heart twenty years ago in South Africa where she was born, raised, and active in the local community as both a participant and presenter. She then moved halfway around the world to New York City to be collared by Master Dante Amor, who she has had the privilege of serving for nineteen years.

She possesses a deep passion for community service, an outgrowth of embracing it as her chosen family. Her dedication to loving and caring for others is one of the most natural expressions of her slavery as evidenced by her being such a shameless hugging whore. She currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of MAsT: Metro New York, Education Liaison of MsC Worldwide, Workshop Coordinator for the Master/slave Conference, Associate Member of Onyx Pearls NY/NE, and proudly supports House Amor, her polyamorous leather family in all its endeavors.

Master Dante Amor

Orc & M
(Any, She/They)

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Orc

Co-founder and Admin of Morpho in Leather Costa Rica (2022-present).

I found the community and dived in fully. I felt that I resonated with the values: community, authenticity and education. I love learning and teaching what I know, be as little as a drop. I have participated in multiple events as staff or volunteer like Women of Drummer 2022, MsC 2022 and 2023 and MsC WorldWide. M and I have been together for over 10 years and we have learned to explore what M/s is for us through roleplay. Storytelling is a wonderful teacher.

M

Co-founder and Admin of Morpho in Leather Costa Rica (2022-present).

I joined the community in 2020 and inmersed myself fully: I found my home and my people. I started with multiple EscenaCR workshops and events. I have participated and volunteered in international events such as Women of Drummer 2022, Master and slave Conference 2022 and 2023; MsC WorldWide 2022 and 2023, as well as other online events.

I am passionate about helping the community with service and by sharing knowledge. ♥ But be careful! I am a dinosaur who bites.ヾ(〃^∇^)ノ RAWR!

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Master Thaddeus Twist
(He/Him)

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Master Thaddeus Twist embarked on a transformative journey into the world of BDSM in 2015, initially captivated by the art of rope bondage. BunnyNichol Twist began her journey in 1998. In 2017 they immersed themselves deeply in the BDSM and Leather communities, attending events, conferences, and classes to expand their knowledge together. March 2018, Master Thaddeus Twist saw fit to collar BunnyNichol and assumed the role of Patriarch to The House of Twisted Creations. He prioritized community support and empowerment while upholding the core principle of loyalty and protection that defines him with BunnyNichol.  December 2018, they successfully graduated from the Texas Mentorship Programs, cementing their dedication to these vibrant communities. They remain active mentors in the Texas Mentorship Programs in Austin and Dallas as well as taking on leadership roles on various boards, committees, and organizations, where they tirelessly provide education, advocacy, and platforms that continue to do amazing works of service nationwide and internationally.

In 2023, Master Thaddeus Twist proudly earned the prestigious title of Heartland Person of Leather, alongside his existing roles as a covered Master and decorated military veteran. 

 

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BunnyNichol Twist
(She/her)

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BunnyNichol Twist has devoted over eight years serving as a dedicated slave to Master Thaddeus Twist and The House of Twisted Creations, all while being a pillar of unwavering support for the Leather community. Her journey has been one of selfless dedication, fierce advocacy, and boundless love, particularly focused on uplifting Black women,  non-binary individuals, and other marginalized members both within and beyond our Leather community.

At the heart of BunnyNichol’s story is her tireless commitment to creating, cultivating, and fighting for a more inclusive and equitable community. Her leadership shines through her active participation in various boards,  committees, groups, organizations, events, presenting and mentoring. BunnyNichol tirelessly provides education, platforms, support, advocacy, and, most importantly, love to those who need it most.

Her affiliations speak volumes about her deep-rooted involvement:

  1. MAsT Austin: As a member since 2017, she has contributed to the growth and development of this important community organization.
  2. GWNN Austin TX: Her membership since 2018 showcases her enduring commitment to empowering women within the Leather community, and her role as Volunteer Coordinator for BASH 2019  and Board member/ outreach coordinator exemplifies her dedication.
  3. AsMP (Austin Submissive Mentors Program): From Apprentice in 2018 to Administrator in 2019, Mentor in 2019 and 2023, and keynote 2023. BunnyNichol has nurtured and guided countless individuals on their journeys.
  4. AMP/DsMP/DMP: Serving as a Mentor and Panelist from 2019 to 2023, she has shared her wisdom and experience with those eager to learn.
  5. OPLSW (Onyx Pearls Lustre South West): Serving as a Member-at-Large since 2021-2023, BunnyNichol has been a strong advocate for Onyx Pearls and their mission.
  6. OP Elites (Onyx Pearls Elites): As a Founding Board VP from 2020 to 2021 and a Young8 pledge line member, BunnyNichol has been instrumental in shaping the future of Onyx Pearls.
  7. AgoL (Austin Girls of Leather): Her membership from 2018 to 2021, coupled with roles as AgoL Website Manager and Sergeant at Arms, reflects her multifaceted involvement in fostering a supportive environment.
  8. ToL (Touch of Leather): While a member from 2016 to 2018, she also served as a Council member, Secretary, and PR officer, leaving an indelible mark on the organization.

BunnyNichol’s unwavering commitment has not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by her receipt of the prestigious Onyx Pearls Award for Excellence in 2021. She was honored with the Goddess Award, symbolizing the qualities of a peacemaker, healer, and educator. BunnyNichol embodies the spirit of a loving Pearl who places others’ well-being above her own, ensuring that every sibling in need is recognized, loved, and cared for.

In a world where service, advocacy, and love are the cornerstones of change, BunnyNichol Twist, aka Malia Onyx Pearl, stands as an exemplary figure. Her journey of dedication and selflessness continues to inspire and uplift those fortunate enough to cross her path, leaving an indelible mark on the Leather community and beyond.

Master Dante Amor

Master Fire
(She/Her)

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Master Fire is a female Master currently from the mountains of West Virginia. Her interest in SM, as well as Ds and Ms relationships, began in the late 1990s. She attended her first MAsT meeting in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 2001, and since that time, has co-founded, led or otherwise served, various lifestyle organizations, and volunteered for numerous events. She is the author of Manual Creation: Defining the Structure of an Ms Household, an endeavor that began with her personal household manual, inspired by the late Jack McGeorge. She is the Northeast Master 2015 and her latest community involvement has included the creation of a Master’s Only support group entitled Authority Wielders. In addition, she is an ordained neo-pagan metaphysicist, a physicist, a writer, and an artist. Master Fire has found that Mastery isn’t just part of her spiritual path, but is the path itself, the practice of which facilitates an unusual connection with the people who choose to serve her.

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MsJay / Misko-Bineshiinh Ikwe

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Ms Jay, an Anishinaabe Algonquin, humbly shares her knowledge and experience as a public speaker, storyteller, Dominant, and River Protector. Her expertise includes ritual body modification and incorporating natural elements into her practices, reflecting a deep respect for her heritage and the environment.

Her approach to indigenizing involves thoughtful consideration of traditional teachings, emphasizing learning from historical connections to land, culture, and communities. Ms Jay’s work in reexamining and respectfully adapting these teachings to modern contexts is a testament to her dedication to cultural preservation and education.

As a Matriarch to House of Iron, an Indigenous Leather Collective, she believes that the activism work of ending white supremacy begins first with our own bodily autonomy and radiates outward. Her leadership is marked by a commitment to community and a belief in the power of individual actions to inspire collective change.

 

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Ayzad
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I am a reformed journalist, a writer and an alternative sexuality educator. I have been practicing kink for over 30 years now and Ayzad is the pseudonym under which in 2004 I wrote BDSM – A Guide for Explorers of Extreme Eroticism, where I collected everything I had learned from my studies of a truly endless topic. That manual became a continuously updated best seller, starting collaborations with sexologists and scholars who drew me to extend my research to every form of unusual sexuality.

The results include five other books so far (four of them currently available in Italian only, sorry!), a podcast, a radio show, two video series, countless lectures and teaching collaborations. Today, education to ethical kink is my full-time job. Among my attempts to make the world a nicer place I also launched The Sexual Explorers Manifesto initiative, and I am a coach helping people solve their unusual sexuality issues.

Ayzad.com was born to collect and share my daily discoveries about the lesser-known aspects of sex, to have fun together and – as it always happens with these things – to better know ourselves. It is apparently working, given that I was listed among the world’s best sex bloggers. Enjoy!

Dr. Richard Sprott
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Richard Sprott entered the San Francisco leather scene in 1990, and after a few years joined the Defenders/SF in 1995.  That led to involvement in the Leathermen’s Discussion Group, serving on the Board since the Board’s inception in 1999 until 2006, and then returning to the LDG Board in 2011 to help start up the LDG Mentoring Program, which he has been running ever since.  Richard served on the organizing committee of the SF Leather/Levi Weekend from its inception in 2001 until 2006; and he was chosen as SF Leather Daddy XXIII in 2005. In 2009, he was chosen as Mr. Alameda County Leather 2009, a title produced by the Alameda County Leather Corps (now called the Alta California Leather Corps). Along with Dr. Robert Bienvenu and sex therapist David Ortmann, he founded CARAS (the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities), and served as its first Executive Director.  Richard also is one of the founders and currently serves as the Research Director of TASHRA (The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance). Richard has a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from UC Berkeley.  He is co-author with sex therapist David Ortmann of the book “Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities” which was published in 2013 by Rowman and Littlefield.  He served as President of the Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (Division 44 of the American Psychological Association) in 2021-2022.  He has a wonderful leather family supporting him:  his husband Dave (23 years), his pup Spunky (18 years), his slave marcus (16 years as boy, 2 years as slave), his slave eric (11 years), his slave lyle (9 years), his slave jason (6 years), and slave 3468 (6 years).

Master Lola Smiles
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Master Lola Smiles is a covered Latina Leather Master from Long Island, NY, she is a polyamorous sadist who has been in the lifestyle for 3 decades – a BDSM educator & presenter and event promoter for 10 years. 

  • Founder of SCK Events (est. 2013) – SCK hosts munches, classes and a variety of upscale events and parties on LI & NYC. 
  • Founder & Host of F#@k You Coronavirus Virtual Events (est. 2020) – Bringing education & social virtual events to the Community everywhere. Since 2020 SCK has proudly hosted over 350 free virtual events. 
  • Head of the House of SCK (est. 2018) –  the House of SCK is a diverse Leather house founded on the core values of Loyalty, Support & Family. The House of SCK is commited to supporting fellow Leather Houses, Groups and Events because we know the importance and value of giving back to the Community and insuring the longevity of our lifestyle.  

Practicing what she preaches, Master Lola gives back to the Community. Presently She serves as the Program Manager & Public Relations Manager for the Leather Solidarity Collective (LSC), and as the Secretary of Leather Service Alliance (LSA). She previously served as on the Marketing and Education Teams of the Leather Solidarity Collective (LSC) and as the Co-Chair of Programming for TES FEST 2022. In 2023, she had the honor of being a judge for the title contests for South Plains LeatherFest and South East LeatherFest. 

As a presenter/educator Master Lola Smiles has had the honor of presenting, both in person and virtually, all over the U.S. on topics including Consent & Negotiations, Scene Etiquette, Vetting, Dungeon Monitor Training, Polyamory, CBT, Impact Play, Mummification and Breath Play, to name a few. She has also participated and moderated a variety of panels on People of Color (POC) in the Scene, Female Dominance & Mastery, and Polyamory. 

Master Lola has been honored to present for Sanctuary Events, Avant-Garde, Pangea, TES, TES Fest, LILNR, The Steam Factory, EPIC, Weekend Reunion, Feel My Breath, DomCon LA, LEASH Weekend, Jax Fet Fest, Dating Kinky, ONYX Pearls NE, FLAIR, The Alpha Academy, Anamoly Arkansas, MsC Worldwide, Sex Down South, Latinos in Leather, Sanctuary LAX, Temple of Kink, MsC, House of Kush, House of Exeter, Race and Kink, MAsT Sacramento, MAsT Marietta, MAsT Chicago, Naughty Revival, IMSLBB, SELF 2023, KINK_ED, The Dark Lair, In Leather We Trust, Kinkology LI, NY and Leather Culture Club NE.

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Jota
(Elle/They/them)

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Señor Jota es una persona no binaria, pansexual y switch, parte de la Familia Leather de Master Taino desde el 2019, es codirector del grupo de BDSM Escena CR en Costa Rica y del capítulo de San José de MAsT (Masters and slaves together), en donde ha impartido diferentes talleres y clases en temas de BDSM y relaciones de Master y slaves.

Señor Jota is non-binary, pansexual, switch, part of Master Taino Leather Family since 2019,  Escena CR co director a BDSM Costa Rican group, and San José MAsT Chapter co founder and co director.

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slave audi
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slave audi Yue has been active in the lifestyle for the past 15 years. She began her voyage as a pet and later learned that her heart was called to be a slave. She has been in her current dynamic with Master Kaddan Yue for almost 13 years where she now serves as majordomo and house techie. slave audi serves her community by being a founding member & director of the Leather Service Alliance (LSA) and volunteering for many groups and conferences.

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Master Kaddan Yue
(She/Her/Sir)

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Master Kaddan Yue, Northeast Leather Woman 2020-2021, Leather Solidarity Collective & UPRISE! Co-Chair, founding sister of the ONYX Pearls NY/Northeast, and LLC 2022 Servant Leader award winner, has more than 40 years’ experience living the lifestyle. After spending her initial seven years in the lifestyle “training from the bottom up,” she has become the third generation of her line trained in this style. Master Kaddan now spends her retirement years doing service for her community locally and nationally by doing presentations and helping to mentor and educate the next generation. She is currently working many passion projects that will help bridge the gap between mental health and the BDSM lifestyle.

the boy Yue
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I have been in the lifestyle for 14 years.  I entered via Second Life and met Master Kaddan Yue though her online discussions.  I have facilitated lifestyle discussions for 10 years and entered the House of Yue around the same time.  

I have been active in my local community for 11 years, which has included, serving as a board member of Society of Bastet, a not-for-profit group that operated a public play space.  I have also served as co-leader of SOK (School of Kink), which provided educational events, support groups and discussions to help people with their journeys.

Through the pandemic, I put my tech skills to use in the international community by volunteering at many of the online Leather and Lifestyle conferences.  I have been Track Lead for Uprise! Welcome the Dawn, and Tech Lead for Uprise! 2022 Build and Believe.  I was Second Life Tech Lead for Cirque du Earth.  And a moderator for Master/slave Conference Worldwide, The Gathering NW and Leather Reign.  I have presented at The Gathering NW and the Service Oriented Conference.

In my professional life, I am a career chef of 30 years, and have found many similarities between the lifestyle and the career path I have chosen.  Many of the skills needed can be used in both sides of my life. On my path, I hope to never stop learning, moving forward, and becoming a better person than I was yesterday, both professionally and personally.

Master MsTique
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Master MsTique is a disabled, Black, femme, poet, author, teaching artist and storyteller. She has been in and around power exchange communities for over 12 years and is a proud member of MAsT DC Pan and MAsT Laurel.

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Lady Sphinx
(All)

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Con 14 años de experiencia en la escena BDSM de Colombia, soy una reconocida organizadora de eventos como MUNCH, talleres y fiestas. Mi objetivo es crear espacios seguros y enriquecedores para la comunidad, promoviendo valores de respeto, consentimiento y educación. Estoy dedicada a cultivar una cultura de crecimiento personal y satisfacción en el BDSM en Colombia.

With 14 years of experience in the Colombian BDSM scene, I am a renowned organizer of events such as Munches, workshops, and parties. My objective is to create safe and enriching spaces for the community, promoting values of respect, consent, and education. I am dedicated to cultivating a culture of personal growth and satisfaction in BDSM in Colombia.

Ms. Kelly Chance and slave boi D
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Ms. Kelly Chance has been an active member of the Northwest BDSM community since 2000. After moving to Seattle in 2004, she became an active in the Seattle community as member of the CSPC and is a founding member of Seattle MAsT. Ms. Kelly is on the Board that produces Leather Reign, a Seattle based conference. Ms. Kelly is NW Master 2017. She has taught classes at Paradise, Vancouver Edge, Kitsap Aces, Northern Exposure, SWLC, SELF, M/s Gathering, MsC Worldwide and NWLC. She continues to learn and grow as she interacts with both her teachers and her students.

slave boi D has been playing in the Seattle leather community since 1992. slave boi D has been actively involved with the Center for Sex Positive Culture (CSPC); active advocate for the Women’s Parties, Co-founder of the weekly party: BSQ. They are also Washington State Ms. Leather 2010. slave boi D has presented workshops for Kinkfest, Leather Reign, Paradise Unbound, Vancouver Edge, NWLC, SWLC, SELF, MsC Worldwide, the CSPC, and Lupercalia.

Master WrathDaddy
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WrathDaddy is the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Heartland Person of Leather, a horror and erotica author, former heavyweight kickboxing champion, former MMA trainer, former owner and proprietor of The Bacchanal, and a badass motherfucker who enjoys doing badass shit with other badass motherfuckers. 

WrathDaddy has been a full-time and active member of Austin’s BDSM community since 2013, though he has been in and out of the kink community since 1991. Since then he has been a board member at large for GWNN (Group With No Name) one of Austin’s oldest and largest BDSM groups, from 2015 through 2016, co-chairman of the GWNN Bash in 2015 and 2016, a mentor in the Austin Mentor’s Program, Diversity Lead for Flame Conference 2021, and has presented workshops for SAADE, GWNN, Desert Dominion, Wicked Grounds, Flame Conference, Threshold, AHS Kansas City, Oklahoma Leather Fest, MsC Worldwide 2021, and other local and national groups on topics ranging from the Daddy Dom/ baby girl dynamic to rough-body play, Diversity and Inclusion, knife-play, and Chokes for Sex and Submission. In 2019 he was a judge for the first Leather Littles competition at Show Me Leather. 

He is the author of Kinky Adult Bedtime Stories (For littles, babygirls, and bois) and All The Kinky Kinksters From A to Z, as well as the erotic horror novels 400 Days of Oppression, Master of Pain, and the BDSM dark romance novel, Fight For Me, the poetry and short story collections: Cupid In Bondage, If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse, and many others.

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TammyJo Eckhart, PhD
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TammyJo Eckhart, PhD, has been part of the BDSM Scene since 1989. Her non-fiction works cover subjects ranging from history to alternative sexuality to relationship advice and the challenges of trauma recovery. Her fiction work crosses genres including contemporary, fantasy, historical, horror, and science fiction. Her non-fiction works cover subjects ranging from history to alternative sexuality to relationship advice and the challenges of trauma recovery. She holds a PhD in Ancient History with doctoral minors in Gender & Sexuality and Folklore. She has served on the steering committees of two university kink organizations, Conversio Virium (Columbia University 1994-1997) and Headspace (Indiana University 1997-2003) as well as helping organize the Applemunch (NYC 1995-1997). In 2019, she was given the Master Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education Award at the Master/slave Conference in the D.C. area. TammyJo lives in Indiana as head of her poly, kinky household. She has a husband (since 1992) and a slave (since 1999) whom she loves dearly and manages daily. While she presents “woman” most often, she identifies primarily as genderqueer since it is inclusive of the complexity of her gender, sexuality, and personality, so please use either “she” or “they” as pronouns. Join her on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/tammyjoeckhart) for exclusive fiction and honest discussion about lifestyle kink, neurodivergent thinking, poly relationships, history, and other topics. She looks forward to working with people at the MsC Worldwide 2024.

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Ms.Proxy
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Ms.Proxy is a gorgeous young Trans woman & handler out of kinky Baltimore, MD. She is the proud owner of the her submissive Kota. They look forward to starting a leather family this year. She is multidisciplinary & tough as nails.

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Mama Vi Johnson
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Viola Johnson is a leatherwoman, activist, motivational speaker and author who has been active in the leather BDSM scene for five decades.  Vi has served as a mentor to countless individuals, and was dubbed “Mom” by several generations of Leathermen and women. She is delighted to now be “Grandmom” and Great Grandmom to a whole new generation of “kinklings”.

Vi is passionately involved with preserving the history of the SM/Leather/Fetish communities. She is the Owner and Senior Griot of the Carter/Johnson Library and Collection, a compilation of over 15,000 books (both fiction and non-fiction), periodicals, posters and other art, newsletters, and ephemera documenting the history of SM/Leather/Kink from early drawings documenting human sexuality to the present day. The Carter Johnson Library is a 501c3 traveling library designed to bring history to the communities it serves. She serves on the organization’s Board of Directors, as well as on the Board of Directors for the Leather Hall of Fame. Previously, she served on the Board of Directors of the Leather Archives & Museum and other organizations.

 Vi is a  “Lifetime Member of ONYX,  proud to be one of the eight original PEARLS and a member of ONYX Pearls Mid-Atlantic chapter She is also a charter member of Tulsa Uniform Leather Seekers Association (T.U.L.S.A.), the Lesbian Sex Mafia (LSM), she is an honorary member of many other SM/Leather/Fetish organizations. Vi has spoken at numerous academic institutions, including Bryn Mawr and Barnard Colleges, Orange Coast College, Oklahoma State University and Kean College. She continues to speak and serve on panels and as a keynote speaker at a wide variety of events and organizations.

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Crow
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Crow (affectionately referred to as ‘Little Crow’ by his Leather Elders) is a 24 year old oil painter and a proud leatherdyke; he has been a member of the leather community for almost four years. This boy is glowing with pride to be a member of the Carter/Johnson Library & Collection Family, as well as having spent 2023 as CJLC and Women of Drummer’s Artist in Residence. He spent his foundational years in the Scene being taught and raised under the watchful eyes of Master Daniel and his Rae-eL before getting swept up in the beautiful storm that is the queer leather community. Crow lives to practice BDSM at the intersection of both the strict rigidity and organic flow of ballet, art, alchemy, and emotional cleansing. He is sincerely blessed to have found an artistic Mentor and honorary Grandmother in Judy Tallwing McCarthey, and chosen Family in her Jay.

 

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Kota (Proxy’s Pup)
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Kota is a 29-year-old Black nonbinary queer poet and a passionate trans rights activist pup. They’ve been Ms Proxy’s service submissive, guard dog, and personal maid for almost 2 years and manage a successful Instagram page with 10k followers dedicated to mutual aid and reparations for Black trans people.

Kota is a published author, having recently released a zine exploring their experiences. Their activism extends beyond online spaces, with involvement in movements like Standing Rock and the Charlotte Uprising. Currently, they’re helping Ms. Proxy build a leather family.

Kota’s dedication to social justice and their vibrant self-expression make them a powerful voice for their communities.