Inside the Leather Jacket...
Presented by Sarah Humble
Saturday April 21st, Sarah Humble will host an in-depth interview with women in our community as part of the IMsLBB Productions, Women’s International Leather Legacy (WILL) and the IMsL Foundation history collaboration series called Inside the Leather Jacket. The goal of the project is learn more about women we have heard about for years and now get to know them better.
For 2018, we will hear from Lainy and Julia who hail from Seattle and together have a combined 60+ years of experience and involvement in the Leather scene. They are founding members of both Outer Limits, Seattle’s original Leatherdyke club, as well as Powersurge, the first International Leatherwoman Conference held in Seattle in 1992. We will learn more about these amazing women in the coming months and be sure to join Sarah on Saturday at lunch to meet them!
Lainy and Julia
Lainy and Julia hail from Seattle and together have a combined 60+ years of experience and involvement in the Leather scene. They are founding members of both Outer Limits, Seattle’s original Leatherdyke club, as well as Powersurge, the first International Leatherwoman Conference held in Seattle in 1992, which continued for several years.
Lainy continues to sit on the board of WSMLO and Julia continues to gather Leatherfolk to meet each other and to cultivate and grow our worldwide Leather community.
Each have taught many workshops, classes and one-on-ones over the years; sharing their knowledge with others. Together they acknowledge that the energy and love that they have gotten in return far outweighs anything they may have given.
Both believe strongly in building an inter-generational Leather community around them and have worked hard to forge a shared bridge between the elders and the youngers. In addition, they strive to focus on intersectionality to strengthen the worldwide Leather community so that we can better understand, unite and level the playing ground and the inequality amongst us.
Celebrating 28 years together and still very much in love, notwithstanding both being Tops and having very different proclivities in style and play. Although they both find fun in inflicting pain in many ways, Lainy aka Dr. Danger, specializes in bloodsports, fire play and lots of laughter and hilarity. Julia enjoys using canes, slappers, sensory deprivation, and above all, scenes that have a psychological edge to them. Mommy and Daddy to some, Mom and Dad to others, they very much cherish these special relationships from over the years.
Lainy and Julia want to thank IMsL and are very honored to be part of this special opportunity to share their collective history and experiences through Sarah Humble’s ‘Inside the Leather Jacket’.
Sarah found leather sex in 1980 at a conservative southern university and found the leather community in 1988 at Mid Atlantic Leather. In 1992 she co-founded Females Investigating Sexual Terrain (FIST) in Baltimore. In 1994 she was Ms Baltimore Eagle and became the first American Leatherwoman a few weeks later.
Sarah was one of the first two female associates of COMMAND, MC, is an associate of Low Country Leather and a lifetime member of WILI. She cofounded Play House Studios & Gallery, the first full time public play space in the Mid Atlantic region. Sarah was Leather Editor of the Baltimore Gay Paper for 5 years and won 3 Pantheon of Leather awards. In Mama's Family she is known as Humble Sarah.
Sarah has judged many local, regional and international contests including IMsL, IML (2011), ABW and International Mr Drummer (1995). She is Head Judge Emeritus of Women's International Leather Legacy (WILL), an event that promotes and preserves women's leather history and is held in Dallas each August.
In 2010 Sarah co-founded the Women's Leather History Project (now Program) at the Leather Archives & Museum. She served on their Board from 2011-2016. Though she left the Board, Sarah remains committed to making sure the stories of women's lives continue to be recorded and documented.
Sarah is a proud clean and sober leatherdyke living in Denver, Colorado with her dog Berkley. Go Broncos!
Inside the Leather Jacket is a joint IMsL Foundation, IMsL Productions and Women’s International Leather Legacy (WILL) ongoing program.