2017 Judges & Tallies

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IMsL Judges

Sarge

sargeSarge, a leather “futch” (Femme-Butch), loves blood play, energy play, foot play, and fisting. She is a founding member of the Gang Bang Girls; an all female group that helps women to live out their gang bang fantasies. Sarge presents internationally and volunteers for various leather clubs, production companies, events and organizations. She is a co-founder of a leather family called the House of AndOr, which focuses on fundamentals of leather life and volunteering. She has a passion for teaching and learning and is in service to her community. In 2015 she kicked off a community mental health awareness campaign with leather dog tags, called You Are Not Alone. Wearers of the tags know they can talk to others wearing them, about mental health. She hopes that suicide rates will decrease with this awareness. Nominated for Pantheon of Leather Woman of the year in 2015 and 2016 and winner of Southern California Regional Pantheon of Leather Award in 2016, she is Ms. San Diego Leather 2014-15 and International Ms. Leather 2015.

Lydia Joie Divine

lydieA 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.

Mark Frazier

markMark Frazier has been involved in the Leather and Kink Lifestyle for almost 30 years and has a huge passion for teaching and sharing community history. Mark has had the privilege of owning several leather and gay nightclubs and had also served as a Leather Titleholder. He has held board positions and memberships on numerous, prominent local, regional and International organizations.

Through the years Mark has been honored with many local, regional, international and lifetime achievement awards and accolades.

He currently resides in Palm Springs where he is loving it “hot”.

Schon

schonSchon 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.
Schon has a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology and is currently working on completing her Doctoral Dissertation towards her degree in Education. Her dissertation, The Impact of Language Skills of African Americans Towards Attaining Leadership Roles, is a study of how language might influence African Americans achieving leadership roles within American businesses.
She has been married to Deborah Hoffman-Wade for 28 years. Our family consists of Mike Gelfand, Deb’s boy, Oscar de la Dawg and 2 cats, Bert and Ernie. We all live happily together in Richmond CA.

Tigger

tiggerDavid “Tigger” Bailey is proud to be Mr. New Jersey Leather 2016. He also has the distinct honor and privilege of serving our diverse communities on a larger scale as your current International Mister Leather 2016. A Massachusetts native, Tigger grew up on the east coast and attended MIT graduating with a degree in Management Science. Tigger slowly migrated west from Boston and has called New Jersey home for the past 15 years. He is privileged to have found 5 amazing men to love unconditionally and build a strong non-traditional family (3 Sirs, 3 boys, and lots of lube).
 
Tigger shares his polyamorous life openly and empowers others to live in a way that is truly authentic, regardless of boundaries or norms. He is a proud collared Sir to his extended leather family where public service is valued and encouraged. His message of leather, love, service and non-traditional families has ignited conversation and reexamination of what it means to be a kinky leather person in a time of hetero-normative pressure to assimilate.

Tina Horn

tinahornTina Horn is a writer, teacher, media-maker, queer punk, and true karaoke believer. She produces and hosts the kinky slut podcast Why Are People Into That?!. She is the author of two books — a collection of nonfiction stories about sex workers called Love Not Given Lightly, and a guide to the ethics and etiquette of modern relationship communication called Sexting. Her writing has also appeared on Vice, the Toast, the Rumpus, the Slutist, and the Establishment, and in the anthologies Girl Sex 101, Best Sex Writing 2015, and Unshaven.
 
Recently, she has been working as the creative director of ThreeL media, developing books by Jiz Lee, Maxwell Lander, and Siouxsie Q. Tina’s workshops on dirty talk, sex worker self care, and spanking have been featured at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, the Pleasure Chest, Kink.com, Lesbian Sex Mafia, International Ms Leather, the New School, and the Feminist Porn Conference. She is a LAMBDA Literary Fellow, the recipient of two Feminist Porn Awards, and holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence. Born in Northern California, Tina now lives in Brooklyn with a very sweet bear. @TinaHornsAss / TinaHorn.net

Viviane

vivianeViviane discovered the kink scene in 2005. She has worked on marketing and social media for a number of kink events including the Floating World, Dark Odyssey, International Ms. Leather, Lesbian Sex Mafia, Pleasure Salon and Leather Pride Night. Most recently she joined the staff of IMsL as marketing and social media lead when Sharrin Spector took over as producer, She is also East Coast operations manager for Midori’s Rope Dojo and ForteFemme weekend intensives.

IMsBB Judges

slave tabitha

tabithaslave 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.  she ran for the title to increase the visibility of transgender women in the leather/kink community. slave tabitha currently is serving on the IMsL Foundation Board. During her title year she travelled over 50,000 miles to represent the IMsL/IMsBB organization at local, regional, national, and international events. She is the founder of #AskMe for transgender awareness.  slave tabitha serves as team lead for the bootblack lounge and is the  graphic designer for Southwest Leather Conference. her artistic, sexual and spiritual expressions are wonderful experiences that she enjoys during her bootblacking exchanges. slave tabitha’s artistry also takes form in donating her design skills for organizations and individuals in the leather/kink community; including Leatherati.com, the Women’s Leather History Program at LA&M, Midwest Bootblack Roundup, and Southern Sole. slave tabitha was honored to receive the Mr. Phoenix Leather 2013 Community Unsung Hero Award and the SWLC Volunteer of the Year award for 2014.

Erick Joseph

erickErick Joseph is proud to have served the community as the first ever Alaska State Bootblack and now currently as International Mr. Bootblack 2016! His passion for bootblacking stems from his discovery of all things leather at the Alaska Center for Alternative Lifestyles located in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. For Erick, bootblacking is a fulfilling form of service to his community, as well as a way of helping others preserve the positive energy of their leathers. Most importantly, he enjoys the sexiness and connection that a good boot scene can encompass.
 
Erick’s goal is to continue to cultivate and promote the bootblack community while bringing a FUN and positive face to the International Mr. Bootblack title.
Erick enjoys traveling, meeting others, and creating bonds with community members for future endeavors.
 
He describes himself as a dedicated, hardworking, loyal, and FUN Bootblack with a special interest in service and blacking from the lap!

Tyesha Best

tyeshaTyesha, 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.
Tyesha has held several leadership positions over the years, helping found several groups and serving on numerous boards. Currently, she is grateful to be a part of International Mr Leather Inc serving as their Social Media Director, helping to keep the masses connected to current and past International Mr Bootblack and International Mr Leather titleholders. Advocacy is passion she enjoys dearly.
Her family comes first! They include her Sir Kirk Ruben, her Alpha William Ferkel, and Brother Jacob McManus. All can be found hard at work, whether teaching or playing.
Affectionate nicknames include Lil Lamb and Media Maven.  Tyesha also holds three Mama’s names: Mama’s Licorice Lesbian, Mama’s Queer Femme Tomboy, and Mama’s Chicken Massager.
Tyesha is grateful for all the persons who have kept her on the kinky straight and narrow path to include her former guardian and mentors she has grown to cherish and respect even more as each year passes. She now enjoys the task of passing on all that she has learned, to the next generation.

Tally Masters

Phillip Wolf aka Boymeat

boymeatPhillip Wolf, more popularly known as Boymeat, is a native New Yorker. Discovering The Eulenspiegel Society (TES) at the age of 19, he quickly became an active participant and presenter in the New York SM scene. A former TES board member, he also holds memberships with the Gay Male SM Activists (GMSMA), the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) and the Leather Archives & Museum. He also was active with New York’s Leather Pride Night Committee.
 
Best known for his outreach to the younger members of our community, he co-created the concept of The Next Generation (TNG), specialized groups serving young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 who are interested in SM. Boymeat was the co-founder of both TES-TNG and GMSMA-TNG, groups that helped kick off the national TNG movement. He also helped organize the first 3 national TNG conferences – Chickenstock in 1999, Second Coming in 2002, and TNG3: BDSM in the Big City in 2003. He has presented on TNG and other issues at multiple Leather Leadership Conferences.
 
Also known as a SM educator, he has taught at almost every major educational event in the United States. He has taught SM, role play, fetishes, and relationships at TES Fest, Black Rose, South Plains Leather Fest, Dungeon 701-901, Portland Kinkfest, and many others. He has also been asked to teach to students at New York University and Columbia University. Finally, he presented keynote speeches at SM Odyssey’s Folsom Fringe 2007, Rio Grande Leather 2007, TNG4: Bound for the Bay in 2008, and South Plains Leatherfest 2012.
 
Boymeat is honored to have experience on the title circuit as a judge both at Ms. World Leather 2006 and South East Leatherfest 2007. In addition, he appreciates the chutzpah it takes to run for a title, having run for Gotham Leatherman 2000. He served as Tallymaster at International Mr. Leather 2008, and his latest and greatest honor was being named Head Tallymaster for International Ms. Leather.
 
A bisexual, polyamourous switch, with a penchant for foot fetishism, incest role play and piss play, Boymeat is rumored to be the quite the sadist. An aspirational handcuff collector and leather history slut, he is the man who nerve.com said “makes the Marquis de Sade look like Pat Boone.” He happily resides in New York with his fantastic wife and two cats. Also, his wife is amazing. #thatisall

Counselor Ochumaré ONYX

counselorCounselor Ochumaré ONYX, is also known as Sir Benjamin to his boy and handler to his pup. He is also a member of Mama’s Family as Mama’s Sweet Honey Bear.  Counselor Ochumaré is the President and one of the six charter members of the new ONYX Great Lakes Chapter, which is based out of Michigan and Ohio. supports the Northeast Ohio chapter of Mr. Friendly, has participated in regular round table discussions on the Leather and BDSM/Pansexual communities in his hometown of Cleveland, OH.  He previously had the honor of being a judge at Mr. Kentucky Leather held in Louisville. He has done demos on handlers and pups within his organization and believes the growing Pup/Handler dynamic provides a unique opportunity for all of us to learn about acknowledging, respecting and responding to the core humanity that exists in us all in a non-verbal way. He strives to help those garner the strength of character needed to confidently represent themselves in the leather community, but more importantly, be healthy mind, body and spirit. He is very honored to support IMsL in this role.