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.
She lives in Denver, stole the heart of her Muse and loves Berkley and her Broncos.
Phyllis to holds two titles, Ms Rocky Mountain Leather 1999 and American LeatherWoman 2001. Having traveled nationally and internationally with these titles to promote Thunder in the Mountains and the American Brotherhood Weekend, she raised awareness of the BD/SM Leather lifestyle and of the importance for tolerance within our community.
She contributes to the Leather Community as a mentor, volunteer, judge, tally master, presenter, producer, facilitator and wherever she is needed.
Phyllis identifies as a Butch Leather Dyke and is a long time Leatherwoman and player. She has been in the leather community since 1997 and proudly lives her lifestyle wherever she may be, even in Texas. Moving to Austin, she was accepted as a member of the oldest Women’s Leather Club in Texas, Bound by Desire and enjoys being a part of this leather family.
MsDDom lives in Atlanta; but is a transplant from Colorado, which she still calls home. A BDSM-novice in 2006, MsDDom began her public entrance into the lifestyle community in 2008 upon relocation to Atlanta, by attending local munches and local events. MsDDom gives back to the kink and Leather communities through peer-mentoring; presenting topics on power exchange dynamics, service, and BDSM play; creating educational forums/series; participating on BDSM panels; creating/maintaining club websites; and volunteering at cons and events. She has presented at DomCon Atlanta, WILL, Atlanta BDSM Workshops, Beyond Leather, Georgia Femme Dommes, Power eXchange Summit, and The Red Chair. MsDDom is also an advocate for creating and holding spaces for people of color and women.
An active Leather Woman in the Atlanta community and a member of MAsT Atlanta Metro and HardPink Sisterhood, MsDDom is the founder and leader of Black FemDoms-Atlanta and the Black Atlanta Munch, founding member and Road Captain of Women in Leather Atlanta (WiLA), southeast coordinator for Women of Drummer, co-leader of Georgia Femme Dommes, co-mentor for the Atlanta Mentors Coalition, and recipient of the 2016 SouthEast LeatherFest Community Award. MsDDom and and her slave CreamDream, who is also very active in the Atlanta lifestyle community, both volunteer for the Carter-Johnson Library Atlanta Annex and share their time with other lifestylers when traveling across the U.S. and in Canada.
Victoria Windsor wanted boots and a leather jacket in high school, but finally acquired them in her early 20's. This proved that the desire for leather is innate, even with no previous knowledge. Now with more than 20 years of playing with whips and fire, many hours of volunteer time, and more drama than the change room in a strip bar, she decided to store the various (and much appreciated) community awards on a shelf (MLT 2009 Impact Award, Spearhead 2010 Appreciation Award, MLT 2011 Courtlan Forsey Award, HOTF 2013 Impact Award, 2013 Pantheon Community Choice Award), and take some time to pursue and enjoy her kinks in private. You can take the leather loving girl out of the Eagle, but you can't take the love of leather out of the girl... Although much more guarded than she used to be, she will venture out now and then for special events and dear friends. If you see her wandering around holding, she's most likely holding an iPad and intently watching people (to add to the growing number of stories and voices that run through her head), say hello and share a chat. As a writer in day to day life, she firmly believes that everyone has a story, and it deserves to be heard. We're all in this together here after all, we all share the same secret that makes us unique in our twisted difference. We celebrate the fact that we don't like vanilla sex, therefore we want a cookie!
Bikkja Amy is the new Co-owner/Producer of DESIRE and the Contestant Coordinator for IMsL/IMsBB (2007- current). She has been creating mischief in the San Diego and Central Valley Leather Communities for the last 17 years. True to her Capricorn nature, she jumped right into her career as a Kinky Woman when she first moved to San Diego in 2000, by becoming a member and board member of Leather and Sisterhood (L.A.S.H.) She then became Knight of Leather 2002. She facilitated the San Diego Women’s Leather Rap group and co-founded the Modesto Women’s BDSM Forum in 2004-06. She became Southern California Leather Woman (SCLW) in 2006 and sat on the board until the title retired in 2015. Bikkja was on The Leather Realm committee at San Diego Gay Pride from 2007 to 2017. She has the honor of being Mama’s Bikkja. As a player, she is a true Switch who is particularly fond of blood. She spends her time in San Diego with her wife, Naria, her submissive and partner “toi”. She is also “Moomie” to her little boi, and Mommy to her 2 cats and 2 dogs, as well as a household of assorted pervs.
“Wish” Linda Fisher is a Leather-identified open-sexual femme. She tested the waters in the public community several times in her early life, and immediately besieged by “uber-Doms”, just as quickly retreated to her private life knowing she was alone in her soul identity with her perverse and profane sexual interests, alternative relationship needs…and insistence on direct honesty and living in integrity. After a lifetime of scaring off and rejecting hookups, dates and potential partners, she once again somewhat reluctantly stepped out in the public community in 2006 looking for kinky sex and is ever grateful and humbled to have found home and family in Leather and the alt-sex communities.
Wish has since served the community in many capacities including as Ms. San Diego Leather 2012, as staff for many conferences and events and as a volunteer at many more. She has worked to raise substantial funding to support community members in need and devoted many years of work with the Leather Cares Coalition and the Leather Heart Foundation. She is the recipient of multiple awards in recognition for her service to the community.
Primarily outside of the spotlight these days, Wish continues social justice cause work and supports leather-kink community events and individuals in need, often in partnership with her sash husband, Aaron. She finds the power of intense connection, power dynamics, hot leather-sexuality and emotional/spiritual aspects of her play, friendships and relationships in her life most fulfilling; and, has recently welcomed and embraced her Crone, finding much joy in serving as a mentor, guide, supporter and encourager of women in and outside of kink and leather. She is thrilled to once again participate in the WILL weekend and honors the women stepping up with a willingness and passion to contribute to and preserve Leather women’s history.
Master Jim, International Master 2001, is a leatherman who has been involved in the SM/Leather community for over 20 years. During that time, he has presented seminars and weekend programs on Master/slave relationships across the U.S. and Canada. Master Jim is one of the owners of South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave weekend (www.southplainsleatherfest.com) held in Dallas each year and is a co-owner of the International Master/slave title contest held at South Plains.
Although Master Jim is well versed in many SM tools and techniques, he is most interested in the dynamics of Master/slave relationships. For Master Jim, the psychological, emotional, and mental elements are the core – and the most fascinating part - of these relationships.
Master Jim identifies sexually as a gay leatherman; however, he is comfortable being served by persons of any gender or sexual orientation. Currently, he is the owner of a biological female slave, slave marsha, who has been in service to him for over 20 years. Master Jim, slave marsha, and slave marsha’s mate, Cougar, live together as a leather family. Master Jim also has a Sir/ boy relationship with boy alex from Toronto and he has Keith as a man in service.