Madame Butterfly is Pacific Coast Power Exchange 2016 with Hawk. As a Shibari rope top, she adapted rope suspension to diverse body types. Since her 2013 stroke, she continues to enjoy suspension bondage bottoming, benefiting from her own techniques. Madame Butterfly enjoys throwing a singletail, and all things Harry Potter.
A leatherdyke living her motto of, “be radical”, Sarah was the first American Leatherwoman. She’s judged all the major contests and remains Head Judge at WILL. A co-founder of FIST and the LA&M Women’s Leather History Project/Program, she served on the LA&M board from 2011-2016. 50 Words = 37 Years.
Have you ever watched a sexy fantasy on stage and not get aroused. Have you engaged in a scene and not get anything out of it? Just like how see gender, sexuality is not necessarily black and white. Our sexuality is a spectrum we are turned on by many different things. In this class we will discuss some of the various degrees of asexuality and we describe it in terms of our community.
Ashley is a Black Queer genderqueer witch, writer and educator. They are re-emerging in leather as a Dominant/Mama Switch owner to a sweet, spirited boi. Ashley is a freelance writer and creator of Black Unicorn Tarot reading cards in Brooklyn, NY where they reside.
Arli is a fierce, fat, queer, Femme Leatherdyke who has been active in the Leather community for over 30 years. She is a masochist, submissive, sadistic, an age player, a dominant and a mean mean Lady. From Vancouver, Canada Arli has been presenting for last 16 years.
Coco is a little, a leathergirl and the Southeast Bootblack 2017. She enjoys emotional masochism and ageplay as well and over the years she's become committed to spreading information about her passions through educations. You can find her at cons or groups presenting classes or in the bootblack stands.
Bri Burning is a femme, queer, slave, babygirl, masochistic identified human. Active in the SF/Bay Area kink community for over seven years. The passion for self-love, service, and many dynamics in her life and others grew within those years of exploration.
Dr Evil is a sex-positive instructor with an emphasis on medical play, the psychology of D/s dynamics as well as the spiritual and ritualistic components of BDSM. He travels with his grrl, Ms Julie Spanks a great deal to teach and share memorable experiences with like-minded folk.
Lascivious - As the Founder of Retrofrolic. I thoroughly enjoy facilitating the exploration of all things sensual for everyone in the community. Providing a playful environment and witnessing others' pleasure is my purpose. The use of all things electric, introducing individuals to electrical play and promoting risk-aware, consensual play are my specialties.
Flame - Having experienced electrical play as a bottom, in its various applications, provides great insight to share with others. Negotiating and providing meaningful feed back is essential for the best experience possible.
Juicebox is a Bay Area queerdo who thinks communication is sexy! She’s a lifelong perv with over a decade of professional experience teaching theater and making performance art. She enjoys bewilderment, whimsy, and dissecting comedy for science and social justice.
Miss Julie Spanks is an Out and proud kinkster, dynamic Daddy's grrl, well-established pro Domme and Community-minded human being. Ms Julie has been fascinated with games of power and control for quite some time. Grateful to now sit at her Daddy's side while exploring the finer nuances of surrender in the City of Salt.
Ms. V, IMsBB 2007 was the first woman of color to win the title. From the SF Bay Area, she’s a member of the San Francisco Leather Community. A graduate of the Journeyman 3 Academy, a member of the Exiles. She currently serves on the Board of the IMsL Foundation.
Smiling Sadist DaddyCrone Leenie is a long-term body worker/energy runner and has been in the leather world since early 90's. S/he has presented at over 20 events around the US and Canada.
This Dance is of spirit, body and mind for Leenie, who revels in the intentions created. Let's Dancing!
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 effects within our most closely-held spaces. They are very excited to continue the work done in collaboration with the non-POC caucus last year.
Rachel Bowen is a community educator, writer, theater/event producer, relationship coach, alternative officiant and mother of two young adults. She started teaching radical consent to her children when they were young and became a community educator on the subject in 2012. Consent work is part of her passionate mission to change the world for the better. She particularly enjoys helping parents, couples and small communities navigate the challenges that come with practicing consent in their daily lives.
Andre is an educator, performer, journalist, and professional slut 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, writes about the intersections of sex work, queerness, politics and non-monogamy and is the reigning polyamory pundit at IAmPoly.net and a pleasure professional for O.School.
Ignixia is an international kink educator and leather-woman. She teaches on a range of soft-skill topics, such as consent, communication, and sexual identity as well as teaching hard-skills like medical play and body modifications. Back home she volunteers at the local dungeon weekly and helps run/support numerous group
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.
ae 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.
IMsL2016 LasciviousJane is a power-femme switch, kinky burlesqueer, and sex educator, and is perpetually covered in leather and glitter (a bootblack’s worst nightmare). A multi-award winning performer/producer, in the past decade she has performed on leather, drag, and burlesque stages across the USA as well as her home country Canada.
Lolita Woolf is a creepy, kooky, kinky queer Princess who discovered the BDSM scene back when “online” meant the phone sex lines. An activist who defends sexual freedom for all consenting adults, she spreads the word about BDSM, sex and poly, and helps the community grow and flourish. Yet, her goal remains "to have fun." www.LeatherYenta.com She/Her/Sir!
Steven / Carnal_Knowledge is a returning presenter at IMsL who holds leadership positions with Las Vegas Pride, Building Blocks: School for Kinksexuals, and the local dungeon. He is always on the lookout for good ice cream and new friends. Want to start a conversation? Ask him about Building Blocks or compliment his slave.
Cricket casually dabbled in the community five years ago before really delving in to make change by the supporting her eventual Master in the creation of Building Blocks, the BDSM educational program in Las Vegas. That was when kink turned from an occasional hobby to a lifestyle. Ever since then she has been very interested in the outreach and educational side of the community. She takes great joy in teaching others what she knows, while still remaining eager and excited to learn more.
Pony is IMsBB 2009, a naughty librarian, a top leaning switch, a lover of oil tans, and a stickler for library materials being returned on time. She likes thoughtful conversations about books, musical theatre, and fisting. The proud owner of 2boys- 1 two-legged one: Sam, and a four legged one named Ziggy, she is also served by her faithful minion, Moxie. She is subject to a permission department (Bootpig) and is poly, princessy, and practically perfect in every way. Don’t sneak up behind her, but please do stop at her chair for a shine or ask for hugs!
Mufasa Ali is the founder of the Men of ONYX, ONYX National Council Chairman, Patriarch of Mufasa's Pride and Mr World Leather 2006/2007. He has received many awards, founded of the People of Color Caucus at IML & BlackBeat, the Leatherman of Color title and is a nationally known educator/presenter.
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.
Dr Danger, WSMLO board-member, founding member Outer Limits Leatherdyke club and Powersurge International Leatherwoman conferences, has been in Seattle Leather for over 35 years. Whether playing, educating, mentoring or inciting capers, you can be sure it will involve integrity, a laugh, bloodsports, fireplay, a leather vest, boots and a bowtie.
Ms. WillowKat is Pacific Coast and International Power Exchange 2015 (as a triad), and a Pro Dom, shamanic priestess, Master, kinky caregiver and midwife to the dying. Nicknamed "the Hurricane", she is known for her dynamic style of teaching; performing; and holding ritual space. Her singletail skill is grace personified.
Loren walked into a Levi/Leather bar in 1980mumble and walked out inexorably changed. Formerly from the San Francisco bay area she’s taught a number of workshops for various kink/Leather organizations and hopes to do more in her new home in Oregon. She favors fire, electricity, power dynamics and good manne
Pawlish loves learning & mentorship, especially about communication skills and challenging perspectives. He’s a puppy, Bootblack, and Sir/Daddy; favorite hankies (all left) are navy, red, and houndstooth. (Ask about others!) Find him wagging, polishing boots, and snacking on something he’s baked. Pawlish lives in Cincinnati with his husband, Bamm-Bamm.
Sar Surmick is the director of the Consent Academy in Seattle, WA and a Marriage and Family Therapist working with identity issues and couples. Sar specializes in Non-Monogamy, Sex & Gender, Trans* Clients, and BDSM/Kink. Sar teaches as a sex-positive educator focusing on Communication, Identity, and Consent.
Sid, aka the Bastard Prince, has been playing for 30 years. Ran the infamous Studio Q (Secrets of the City); founding member of Canadian Mayhem. Sid’s slave catherine described her Master as a gorgeous, evil stone butch top with a strong whip arm, a perilous aim, and a dangerous imagination
A social justice activist for 20+ years, Q consistently strives to bring together the various communities to which he belongs. Q self-identifies as queer, gender nonconforming, a sex worker, actively non-monogamous/polyamorous, sex-positive, a leather boi, and pleasure professional. It’s well known that flirting is Q’s default mode of communication.