Ashley Young is a Black Queer polyamorous Leather girl evolving. She has been a member of the leather community since 2011 and serviced wife Sara Vibes, International Ms Leather 2011. She has taught classes throughout the BDSM community throughout the country and served as a 2014 IMsL judge.
As long-time members of the Bay Area kink communities, Rocket and Dr. Fruity are passionate about talking Social Justice and working together to dismantle white supremacy’s affect within our most closely-held spaces. They are very excited to continue the work done in collaboration with Kentucky Fried Woman, boysue, and the non-POC caucus last year.
Teagan is now based out of Oakland, CA and began bootblacking under her father’s watchful eye. She joined the leather community in 2013. Besides building on leather care skills, Teagan has added spirituality and leadership to her skills and is currently Southwest Bootblack 2017.
Becca Bee lives in Olympia, Washington and loves all things bootblack and puppies. She is part of Blood, Sweat, and Queers and SEA-PAH Moshes in Seattle and PDX Bootblacks in Portland. She was Washington State Bootblack 2014 and competed for IMsBB 2015. She joined as the accessibility liaison this year.
Bennett has been kinky for 18 years. She has played privately, publicly, topped, bottomed, and switched mid scene. Bennett has assisted with classes on fireplay, flogging, zippers, caning, and cutting and has been a card-carrying member of Exiles since 1998. Her favorite toys are floggers, clothespins, staples, needles, and sarcasm.
Jewelweed, known as Jewel, is an East Coast native. Identifying as an intrepid explorer from margin to center, she discovered the BDSM scene in 2011, finding herself fully immersed by the beginning of 2013. Identifying as an “intentional-femme” grrlboy switch, she relishes many sides of sadomasochism, gender, and power dynamics.
Blissfully in service for more than a decade with no hope of parole in sight, the label “pig” most suits her range of fun from formal service to outlandish bottoming to topping and a willingness to try new stuff. Open and forward, willing to share her experiences both good and bad, she is blessed to blend her long-term experiences in service, with an educational and professional background including coaching and leadership development. Neat, eh?
Sir Justin has been actively involved in the pup and Trainer community for nearly a decade. He served his community as International Pup and Trainer Contest’s 2014 International Trainer. Since then, he has taught, judged, and lectured in 27 states and 7 foreign countries. He is also the author of BARK!
Tyesha, a 32 yr old queer femme tomboy switch, has been working non stop since she fell in love with Leather over 9 years (and some change) ago. Her heart is into writing, anthropology, history, organizational restructuring, and community consultation. She prefers the pronouns she, her, and occasionally, Sir.
When not working, she’s a sadomasochist, yearning for more sex, pain and fun. She flags both pockets red, black, fuchsia, light pink, yellow and light blue.
slave tabitha met her one and only Master over fourteen years ago and has never looked back! she is Southwest Leather Bootblack 2009 and International Ms Bootblack (IMsBB) 2015. slave tabitha is the first transgender woman to earn the title in a 30 years of International Ms Leather (IMsL) organization.
Ms Constance founded the Louisville Munch, the first MAsT chapter in Kentucky, and was christened “Louisville’s First Lady.” She is Great Lakes Master 2003. She serves as Special Events Director for GLLA and produces Bluegrass Leather Pride Contest. She has several books available on Amazon, including the Leather Contest Primer.
Schon Wade, an African American Butch, has been around the leather community for 16 years. She is a former President and Treasurer of Alameda County Leather Corp and a member of Mama’s family as “Mama’s Voyeur”. She enjoys learning about people from their personal stories and loves to have philosophic discussions that express individual points of view.
Bennett (POC Staff Liaison) has been kinky for over 17 years doing fire play, flogging, zippers, caning, and cutting – and an Exiles member since 1998. She works with Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in Leather, including an online group for conversations about race and racism in our community.
Sarah found the leather community in 1988. She co-founded FIST Baltimore and was first American Leatherwoman (1994). She has judged IMsL, IML and WILL and has taught at IMsL and SELF. Sarah co-founded the Women’s Leather History Program. Sarah has been the interviewer for the “Inside the Leather Jacket” series at IMsL and WILL.
As a volunteer and as a member of the Board of Directors for Club X, San Diego, I delivered workshops and demos at least monthly for these past four years on every topic from Negotiations and Aftercare to Predicament bondage to straight razors.
Tony is a queer switch-Daddy living in Tulsa, OK. He is excited and proud to serve as Education Liaison for the IMsL Foundation. Tony is a lover of cats, bootblacks, and facilitating other people’s shenanigans. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling to Leather/kink events across the country, awkwardly flirting with people along the way.
Miss Lola Sunshine is a queer high femme Leather Mommy who teaches sex and kink in the Bay Area. She hosts events for adult littles, queer and trans people, and people of color. She is the current President of Queer Sphere. She loves to bake! Ask her about her aprons!
Roan Coughtry is a writer, educator, and healer based out of Atlanta, GA. They’re a lead producer of the Sex Down South Conference and a co-founder of the Sexual Liberation Collective. With a background in social justice movements, they’re passionate about kindling the connection between erotic energy, healing, and liberation.
Sarge, IMsL 2015, is an erotic shaving fanatic. She picked up her first straight razor after entering the BDSM scene in 2010 and has been obsessed ever since. Sarge presents internationally and this class AndOr its demos have taken the world stage more than a few times.
Sylvano is a genderqueer switch, motorcycle mechanic, queer theorist, and outdoorswoman. Over the last ten years, Tatiana and Sylvano have co-taught on subjects as diverse as genitorture, firearms, self defense, medieval medical practices, motorcycle maintenance, and vaginal fisting, with accuracy, aplomb, and extraordinarily hot demos!
Mistress Tatiana Belodyne is a queer Top with twenty years experience as a Pro Domme (MssTatiana.com), renowned for her accessible, entertaining teaching style and technically accurate, safety-aware classes. Tatiana also teaches CPR/First Aid, shooting, and feminist anarchist social-justice focused self-defense with a collective of trans folks and cis women.
Sarah Sloane is a sex and relationships educator, writer, and rabblerouser. She has been active in the BDSM & Leather communities since 1998, and teaching in (and out!) of those groups since 1999.
Madame Butterfly is Pacific Coast Power Exchange 2016 with Hawk. As a Shibari rope top, Madame Butterfly adapted rope suspension to diverse body types and physical abilities. Since her 2013 catastrophic stroke, Madame Butterfly has continued to enjoy suspension bondage as a bottom, benefiting from the very techniques she developed.
Ms WillowKat (Pacific Coast and International Power Exchange 2015 titleholder with her triad), brings her creative passion for healing to her work as a shamanic priestess, Master, kinky caregiver and midwife to the dying. Having taught in the US and Canada on numerous topics, her singletail skill is grace personified.
Chris identifies as a Feminist Dominant, genderfluid Butch. With over 18 years total experience in M/s, D/s, ageplay and polyamory, Chris is active in the leather community and has been in service as a Dominant leader at the Dominant Dojo SF and led the Dominant Discussion Group in SF.
Kerrick is a queer trans man who has been a kink educator since running his college’s Fetish Ball in 2000. He is also a professional hands-on science educator in museums and classrooms.
Rae enjoys exploring the edges and margins of the world. A teacher by trade, he (or she – take your pick) provides experiential, student-driven learning experiences. Rae is a leather switch, slut, and adventurer. S/he has served as president of Folsom, IMsL staff, and a Leather history exhibit developer.
The author of “Pony Play with subMissAnn,” subMissAnn became interested in Pony Play in 2006 and has participated in Folsom Fair since 2007. She shares the North American Pony/Trainer 2009 Leather title with Pony Mistress Rebecca Wilcox. SubMissAnn founded the Los Angeles Pony and Critter Club in December of 2009.
Ferdinand, a big black Percheron, was sired in April 2011 at Beyond Leather. His first pony parade was in April 2012 and has since befriended Littles at IMsL and WILL, demonstrating his counting tricks. His dressage debut at Equus was in 2015 to the Overture of 1812, available on Youtube.
A horsewoman her entire life (no surprise that her Mama’s family name is Mama’s horsewoman), Liza had no name for the pony play she experienced at her all-girls summer camps throughout her youth. Currently, she is the proud trainer of the handsome stallion, Ferdinand (her slave, Jody’s alter ego.)
Spencer Bergstedt, IMsL 1994 (aka Mr. IMsL), is an attorney, public speaker, diversity trainer, consultant, and author. Since transitioning 20 years ago, his work on transgender legal issues has garnered him an international reputation for both scholarly theory and practical application. He is a Daddy, Sir, and Sadist who enjoys deep impact play, single tails, boot play, barbed wire, needles, and he is a glutton for well‑executed service. Spencer has served on the IMsL Foundation Board of Directors since its inception.
Jen Laws is a board member for ADAP Advocacy Association independent public policy consultant and analyst specializing in transgender and HIV issues. By day, he works for Perfect Fit Brand as as customer service, retail support, web site manager. In Leather, Jen has held the title of Florida Community Bootblack.
Pup Kona, a French bulldog from Vancouver BC, is the Associate Producer of IPTC as well as past IPTC International Puppy 2015 and NW Puppy 2015. Founder of PAHs without Borders, he loves extending a paw and focuses on promoting mentorship and support between pups and Handlers all around the world.
Vivian is a Queer, Femme, Polyamorous, Bootblack, from Oakland, CA. She found the kink community in 2009 and found her home within the Leather community in 2015. She is the founder and producer of SF Bay Area Bootlab with a heart and passion for service.
Sar created the Consent Academy in 2016 to advance consent education in Seattle and across the world. Believing consent creates a backbone for safe and productive interactions, Sar worked with the FSPC, NCSF, Camp Ten Trees, and others. Sar is a Marriage & Family Therapist, an Educator, and writer.
Known for her straight talk and humor, Queer, Jewish, femme Felice Shays teaches and coaches sex and BDSM across the US and Canada. Based in Brooklyn, Felice has presented at countless events for over a decade. She believes in love, respect, kicking ass, and having the conversations that scare us.
boy matt is a fat queer poly leather faggot who began his journey in 2012. He has since fallen down the rabbit hole of self-discovery. He has taught at events across his region including Tristate Leather Weekend, South East Leather Fest, and several KinkU. Ask him about his family shrubbery.
Gina Hunting has been a member of the women’s and Queer leather community since the mid ’90s. She is a sadist with a love for knives, rope, rough play, and blood. She is committed to building the kink community as a party host, a conference organizer, and a kink educator.
Maisha is a black, queer, leather-girl/power submissive, involved in BDSM/Leather for 17 years. She is honorary co-founder of Women in Leather Atlanta (WiLA) and member of Black FemDoms Atlanta; leader of BFD Stellars and Atlanta Female Subs Munch. Her passion is contributing her services to the erotic liberation of QTPOC.
Building community and creating environments around the premise that we are all human, Lascivious has provided dungeons, educational programs, and kinky campouts for all genders, lifestyles and relationships. He is the Founder of Retrofrolic and on the Board of Directors for Central Coast Kink. Lascivious specializes in electro-play and enjoys the opportunity to share its applications with others.
After a 2-year stint in Paris as a part of the Mugler Follies, Alotta returned to San Francisco as part Beach Blanket Babylon. She has tantalized burlesque audiences for 12 years. She was a long time FemmeC of Seduction and a brunch favorite here at IMSL.
Ms. Emma is a lesbian trans woman, white Ashkenazi Jew, Mommy, Mistress, Pro Domme, and sex worker. Because of a lack of a safer spaces, she’s taught herself BDSM. She hopes to construct a femme separatist Leather House in the future, as a space to experience protocol and training.
Ms Mariposa is a fat, queer Latinx femme living in Brooklyn, NY. As a chemist, educator, and Domme, she thinks deeply about power and structure. From California to South Korea to Brooklyn, she has found a home in many leather communities.
Lauren Marie Fleming is taking the guilty out of pleasure. An audacious storyteller, she wrote the book Bawdy Love: 10 Steps to Profoundly Loving Your Body and leads the #BawdyLove revolution, a movement to banish shame and fill our lives with delight and joy. You can find more at www.LaurenMarieFleming.com
Hailing from New Orleans, Eli Pepper enjoys tango, karaoke, painting, costumes, face paint, power exchange, pain, the capacity for creativity in kink, healing through kink, and connecting with humans.
Mistress Couple is the Head Mistress at La Domaine Esemar, the world’s oldest (and many say finest!) BDSM training chateau. Named Couple for her switch tendencies and ballroom dancing career, Mistress Couple enjoys exploring D/s through an artistic and empathic lens.
Patty is a butch leatherdyke who lives in Toronto and is proud to hold several titles including International Ms Leather 2014. With over 15 years in mental health services as a therapist, supervisor and educator, she is passionate about developing the capacity of community members to better understand and respond to those in distress.
Lolita Wolf attended her first IMsL in 1995 – as a Judge! Over the years she has taught all sorts of classes, emceed, keynoted, hosted a Littles party, run Celebrity Auctions and judged IMsBB. Sometimes they stick her in the “Ask Lolita” booth. She’s happy to be here! Her website: www.leatheryenta.com.
Simon is a professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, focusing on gender, sexuality, queer theory, and intersectionality. S/he works with fraternities on healthy masculinity and fighting rape culture. Simon’s involvement with the leather community began two years ago, when chasing a title-holder from event to event until s/he married her.
Shane, a member of the Louisville community for over a decade is a leather crafter and owner of Abraided Leather.
He teaches around the country; primarily impact play, especially single tail whips, as well as mental play covering such topics as fear, humiliation and objectification.
Ashley Young is a Black Queer polyamorous Leather girl evolving. She has been a member of the leather community since 2011 and serviced wife Sara Vibes, International Ms Leather 2011. She has taught classes to the BDSM community throughout the country and served as a 2014 IMsL judge.
Dee has been a community member whose dedicated and consistent behind the scenes support has been integral to her community over the past 15 years at local and international levels. Her involvement has ranged from baking rubber themed cupcakes to organizing Bevvies with Beavers and just about everything in between.
Identifiers? slave, boi, bi, leather woman, service provider, presenter, contest judge, event organizer, mentor and group leader. An active member of groups, events and activities for over 16 years, she was the majordomo of an education service leather family for 11 years and the 2011 Northeast slave. Favorite identifier? Friend.
Q is a self-identified queer, gender nonconforming, polyamorous, porn star, leather boi. It’s well known that flirting is Q’s default mode of communication. He can often be found with a charming smile on his face or looking mischievous with the other bois. On occasions like tonight, this boi might be found dancing on a table… for charity of course!
Arli is a fierce, fat, queer, femme Leatherdyke who has been in the Leather community for over 30 years. She is masochist, submissive, a sadistic age player, a dominant and a mean mean Lady to her boi. From Vancouver, Canada Arli has been focussing on presenting for last 15 years.
Andre Shakti is an educator, performer, activist, and professional slut. She is devoted to normalizing alternative desires, de-stigmatizing sex workers and their clients, and not taking herself too seriously. Andre wrestles mediocre white men into submission and writes about sex work, queerness and non-monogamy for Cosmopolitan, MEL, Vice, and more. @andreshakti, AndreShaktiXXX.com.
MsCharlie is a Toronto-based sweetly-twisted femme leatherdyke top who delights in turning on brains. In her professional world, she is knee-deep in training and education. She is also invested in making learning happen in her leather communities: Montreal UAN/Spring Fling, Toronto HotFF and as Education Coordinator right here at IMsL/IMsBB!
I am a Master Certified Coach and award winning educator. Producer of SouthEast LeatherFest, Servant’s Retreat, Foundations in Mastery. I am known for life-changing seminars. I am a board member of LA&M & co-founder of WLHP. Visit www.BDSMClasses.com and www.ForYourLifeCoach.com.
Kimber is a slutty switch, a voracious masochist and has been running amuck in the leather and bdsm worlds for over seven years. Kimber loves fucking and playing with beings of any gender or lack thereof, and loves gently introducing new people to the world of consensual pain.
Loren walked into a Levi/Leather bar mumble-mumble years ago and left inexorably changed. An active member of the San Francisco bay area community she’s demonstrated and taught a number of skills for several bay area kink and Leather organizations. She favors power dynamics, fire, electricity and good manners.
A former Ms Leather Sydney Title holder for 2 years, Lydia ran for IMsL 2014, placing as second runner up.
She had many personal wins whilst competing both locally in her home town of Sydney, Australia & Internationally at IMsL 2014 San Jose. The most memorable was being able to proudly & equally stand alongside her IMsL Class of Sisters.
It was a wonderful feeling to have been so warmly accepted & embraced internationally for purely being herself, an experience that remains with her to this day.
In 2016 Lydia was honoured to become one of the first Australian members of Mama’s family, something that she had humbly aspired towards becoming part of for years & she is looking forward to welcoming more locals from Oz into the family in the future.
If Lydia had to identify it would be as a Queer Leather Femme Service Top, who openly embraces being a Misfit among misfits.
Part of the Sydney kink scene since her early teens. Leather, kink & fetish mesh equally into her everyday life. Her play preferences are as vast as her creativity, ever evolving, learning, sharing & discovering, if you want to know more, just contact her.
In her local community she enjoys encouraging, mentoring, volunteering, educating, door bitch duties & DM within the Leather, Kink & Fetish communities, ofttimes demystifying leather & introducing many new people to the scene. She is part of many local organisations not only & including- Sydney Leather Pride Association, Uber Services, Twisted Sisters Aus & Nz, WAQK, MAsT Sydney.
In the everyday world Lydia is the owner & designer of Divine Bespoke, predominantly a millinery business, that is most notable for its unique High Femme Leather creations.
boy Patrick is a queer, switch femme, otter. He has a passion for leather care and empowering education. boy Patrick enjoys experiences with others and thrives off of sharing energy, both in and out of the dungeon. He has the honor to serve as the International Community Bootblack for 2016.
Dr. Liz Powell is a psychologist and coach with a passion for working with LGBTQ, BDSM, and Non-Monogamy communities. Dr. Powell works with these communities through her private practice in San Francisco. She is a proud disabled veteran who loves helping people question their assumptions.
Tina Horn produces and hosts the kinky slut podcast Why Are People Into That?!, and is the author of two nonfiction books, Love Not Given Lightly, and Sexting. Her writing has appeared on Jezebel, Vice, the Toast, the Rumpus, the Slutist, Refinery 29, and the Establishment, and in the anthologies Girl Sex 101, Glitter & Grit, and Best Sex Writing 2015. She is a Lambda Literary Fellow and the winner of two Feminist Porn Awards. TinaHorn.net / @TinaHornsAs
Smiling Sadist Daddy Crone Leenie, a body worker/energy runner, has been in the leather world since 1991. Leenie began Dancing with Whips in 1998 and has not stopped. S/he has presented on the East/West coast and Canada over 20 events. This Dance is of spirit, body and mind. Let’s dance!