2017 IMsBB Contestants
Beau Korvin Black
Beau first discovered bootblacking in 2012 with a crash course in stripping, dying, and polishing a pair of boots. It was then that she discovered the art, science, and sensuality of this new life. She takes every opportunity to learn from, and share knowledge with others. Blacking feeds her soul, gives her purpose, and allows her to get her hands dirty. She has personalized this skill by incorporating stomping and play. It is Beau’s goal to assist in bringing bootblacks to the forefront by sharing with the community the importance of leather care and just how hot it can be!
Fiona is a quiet person by nature but when it comes to stepping up she makes her voice heard. Her dedication to her community is shown with her loyalty and support those within it. She participates in annual tattoo-a-thons aimed at charity fundraising for Childhood Cancer Foundation SA – CHOC which she holds a personal connection to and supports the Golden Gays Foundation. Fiona has enthusiastically been part of SA Leather & for the past 3 years on the committee. On December 3, 2016, Fiona was chosen as the first bootblack for SA Leather South Africa.
Elisa is your 2016 Great Lakes Bootblack and 2015 Michigan Community Bootblack and is a founder of the Detroit Area Bootblacks’ Laboratory. She is a member of the gender-inclusive Michigan Band of Brothers and holds leadership positions in the Board of Education, a kinky, pansexual educational organization in metro Detroit.
She is a radical sexual outlaw who disdains hierarchy who is best described as a contrarian leather anarchist. She is a body positive, polyamorous feminist. She is a fuzzy femme piglet who demands authentic and intimate relationships that involve degradation, objectification and pain, done with love and affection.
Micky Rebel is equally at home under a boot being stomped, as she is under a boot in the stand. As Oregon State Bootblack 2015, she enjoys teaching what she loves, from boot worship to cigar play. She shines with her leather heart and the service her Sir instills in her. This Queer, Poly, Pony, little, has diverse interests and flags red and purple, on the right. She is a board member for Blackout Leather Productions, Portland Girls of Leather and volunteers with Portland Pets and Handlers. She is a Bad Girl and PDX Bootblack, co-founder of PDX BootLab.
Random is Colorado Bootblack 2016 and has been a member of the kink community since 2010. Taking care of shoes and boots in JR Air Force ROTC and Civil Air Patrol planted a seed that eventually grew into boot blacking and it was there that she found her way home to our beautiful and diverse leather tribe. Excited about the opportunities boot blacking presents to build bridges within the leather community, she is passionate about sharing the craft with new bootblacks and is always grateful to be able to teach classes on the subject.
xiaoyi teaches about consensual slavery, bootblacking, BDSM, poly and many other topics. She flags orange and Leather Worship. She is the Southwest Bootblack 2016. Seldom shy or at a loss for words, xiaoyi enjoys deep philosophical discussions. She does not retreat from difficult topics or hesitate to admit she doesn’t know something. She is often working events, but when she has a spare moment, she will often be found loving someone’s leather. Her favorite color is rainbow and favorite flower is tulips. When asked if the curtains match the drapes, she will gladly tell you ‘“ I installed hard wood.”
2017 IMsL Contestants
Alaina has been a fixture in the Philadelphia Gayborhood for the better part of a decade as a bartender and manager, making friends and family throughout the community. As Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2016, she set to work, hosting Clutch, a monthly leather and gear night, at Philly’s historic leather bar, The Bike Stop, and lending a hand at events throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Balancing raunch with warmth, humor with determination, and the love of a good bash for a good cause, she brings new life to Philly’s leather culture while learning all she can from those who came before.
Girl Complex, Ms. Alameda County Leather 2016, is a San Diego native and all around nomad who has called Atlanta, Houston, Virginia, and finally Oakland home. A leather girl at heart from the early days of childhood. She is an out and proud closet femme (at least she thinks she is a closet femme). She enjoys spending time in the presence of leather men and being a bridge between the women’s and men’s communities. She is passionate about literacy and representing for under-represented communities. She is proud to be the 25th Ms. Alameda County Leather.
Goddess Moon O’Neal
I am Ms. Los Angeles Leather 2016, the first in over 17 years. I am a black, bisexual, poly, kinky woman. I am a Professional Switch and Kinky Educator. I have emceed the LA Pup Contest 2015, judged a number of regional contests and attend DomConLA and Sin In the City annually. I have given time to events like L.A. Dog Pound, A Taste of Kink and Kinky Klaus Toy Auction; I am a proud member of Circle DayBreak with my amazing sisters. I am the secretary for the Southland Title Sisters.
Janet is Oklahoma Ms. Leather 2016. In addition to this title, she has held the titles of devoted and protective mother, grandmother, daughter, and wife. Janet began formalizing her journey 5 years ago, by attending and volunteering at many leather and kink events.
For her, the leather community has shown her how to access the strength, confidence, and essence of love that is within her. She has found love for herself through an accepting chosen family. She believes there is a place for everyone and strives to inspire others.
Mina Hart found the community in June 2006. She learned many bondage skills from Master Robert of Denver Bound and became a professional switch for Pavlovia after a year apprenticeship under Ms. Saskia.
Mina is a graduate of Journey and Leather Quest and Junior Headmaster of Journey 2016. She is the President of the SLC girls of Leather, founder of Meow Mixx- a queer women’s night, and a board member of Utah Leaf and Leather. She is a trained hypnotist, mentored for the Colorado Mentor’s Program, filmed with Discovery for Forbidden and has taught, performed and volunteered at many events.
Stela D. Love
Stela is a Portuguese, gender-fluid artist, producer and performer. A Bay Area native, finding Leather in 1996 and thriving. Stela has volunteered for numerous charities, they have been sainted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for their contributions to the community. They served as Ms. San Francisco leather 2016. Stela is a queer activist for social change through breaking the binary and making safe spaces for all. They are the Drag Daddy and Founder of the Drag King Troupe Fella-Fem this notorious gender-rebel entertains you while opening your minds and hearts to all aspects of gender.
Thomas was born in 1986, the same year as IMsL. They should have guessed, when they would play tie-up at age four, they liked bondage. Thomas went to their first fetish ball at age 25, played with intention for the first time when they were 26 and found their first Leather Daddi at age 27. This was also the year they discovered IMsL, and were the cover image for the event program. They have dedicated time and service to such organizations as Society Of Janus, FSF, Alameda County Leather Corp and designed the Grant brochure for SF Leather Alliance.