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 resides in San Diego with her wife, Naria, 3 cats and 4 dogs, and a household of assorted pervs.
Presenting: Body bags
An active member of groups, public events, and activities, boy CJ has been a service provider, presenter, contest judge, tally boy, event organizer, mentor, and group leader. CJ has been presenting on a variety of play, relationship, and leather topics for over 16 years. He has presented across the country from Alaska to Florida, NYC to Portland, Oregon. Boy CJ enjoys teaching and providing service at the large national events and loves attending and teaching at the small events such as ones held in a Harley shop or sharing her leather journey at a Bar Night.
CJ holds the title of 2011 Northeast slave. He also has been staff at the Washington DC dungeon The Crucible, and he is an alumnus of Master Taino's slave Academy. In addition to lifestyle activities and events, boy CJ enjoys agility work with his border collie, SCUBA diving, sailing, camping, SCA events, and any hands-on building project. Growing up as a tom boy, CJ has always identified as a bio female with masculine energy and except for a short hippy hiatus (yes that means long hair and bell bottoms) and a failed attempt to fem up once in a relationship, he still identifies as a tom boy/Leather boy. CJ currently lives in Washington DC with two bears in her leather family.
Presenting: Tomboy to Leatherboy
Smiling Sadist DaddyCrone Leenie is a long-term body worker / energy runner and has been in the leather world since early 90's. Leenie began Dancing with Whips in 1998 and has not stopped. Starting in Boston as a member of MOB (Massachusetts Orgasmic Bitches). S/he has taught/presented for MDG in Asheville, the Women's Winter Bash in Atlanta, MBK in Myrtle Beach, SELF, DESIRE, Mayhem Vancouver BC, Wicked Women, The Conservatory in PDX, Sagacity in Victoria BC, Threshold in LA, Lupercallia Edmonton, Alberta, Apex in Phoenix, Indigeo Conception and the land of Woo SWLC.
In workshops Leenie shares her style, which s/he gleaned from various whip enthusiasts such as, Bob Deegan, Boomer, Sebastian, Roger, Stan and special nod to Wayne of Atlanta. Thank you all for sharing your passion!
This Dance is of spirit, body and mind for Leenie, who revels in the intentions created. Keep Dancing!
For further information about Leenie please feel free to check Fetlife page DaddyCrone.
Presenting: Straight Razor! Its sexy as hell folks!
Ferdinand, a big black Percheron, was sired in April 2011 at Beyond Leather. His first pony parade was in April 2012 and has since befriended Littles at IMsL and WILL, demonstrating his counting tricks. His dressage debut at Equus was in 2015 to the Overture of 1812, available on Youtube.
Presenting: Finding Your Inner Animal or Animal Handler
Jesbian Bagheera is leather femme dandy. She switches as a cigar aficionado and can be seen getting down and dirty at the SF Eagle bootblack stand. When she is not up to her knees in shenanigans and sass she is volunteering with The San Francisco Little Scouts, The San Francisco girls of Leather, and The Exiles. She has been licking leathers and force feeding cupcakes in the community since 2011. She previously held the title of International Little Miss Little 2014. She currently holds the title of Ms. California Leather 2017. She continuing to advocate for Leather Littles everywhere as well as building her education directory V.I.V.I.D. Leather for POC visibility.
koneko has been walking a kinky path since 1991, having served both men and women on her journey. Since 2002, she has been in blessed service to Master Neko and in his leather family of Blood and Ice. She is a bi, poly, leather slave who loves M/s & kink education. koneko is also Wiccan, first initiated over twenty years ago and an active teaching elder in the North Texas since 1999. During her Leather path, she has been given opportunities to serve the community through a number of venues, such as volunteering at: Dallas Sanctuary, Fourth Friday, led and taught at DFW Bound, Darker Paths, The Bound Rose Society, and currently, she is part of the leadership team for NLA-Dallas, Beyond Vanilla, South Plains Leatherfest, MAsT Dallas and leading and developing the Mentors Programs. She’s presented alone and with her Master at a variety of events including South Plains Leatherfest, Southwest Leather, Beyond Vanilla, BED, Bridging the Slash, GWNN Bash, September Surrender, CTC Weekend, DFW-Alt, TNG-Dallas, SAADE, NEAAL, WICK’D, Touch of Leather, RenFyre and other local venues. She is a producer for Mr. & Ms. Texas Leather and has produced Mr. & Ms. Great Plains Olympus Leather. She is also a minister and conducts ceremonies in the community such as collarings, handfastings, weddings, and memorial services. She has keynoted for events sponsored by NLA-Dallas and the Dallas and Austin Mentors Programs. She loves dancing under the moon, bottoming to her Master’s wild scenes, spending time with her sexy butch, serving and educating privately and publicly, having a full life, and enjoying the journey she is on.
Polyamory with Purpose
Ms Constance has been actively involved in the BDSM/Leather community since the mid-1990’s. She is the Founder of the Louisville Munch as well as its hostess for ten years, founded the first MAsT chapter in Kentucky, and was christened as “Louisville’s First Lady” by her community. She and slave drew hold the titles of Great Lakes Master and slave 2003. Ms. Constance serves as Special Events Director for the Great Lakes Leather Alliance and produces the Bluegrass Leather Pride Contest in March.
She regularly works with Leather contests and holds regular public and one-on-one contest prep sessions with contestants. You can find her blog at www.msconstanceexplains.com, and she has several books available on Amazon, including the Leather Contest Primer for Contestants.
Burn and Sting: Canes and Crops
Female Masters in a Male Leather World
Ms. Diana has been in the lifestyle for over 40 years. She is a past Coordinator of The Threshold Society (Coordinator Emeritus), on the board of the Los Angeles Leather Coalition, an educator with The Center for Positive Sexuality, and an Executive Committee member of Southern California Leather Woman. Most of her time has been spent in southern California, but she has been known to “get around”. She refers to herself as “an equal opportunity Bitch” and says neither gender nor gender choice determines who she “interacts” with.
She has presented across the country, in Hawaii, and in the United Kingdom on Alternative Lifestyles, and is the Founder and originator of “The Tactile Celebration – A Sensory and Sensuous Journey”. Her presentations include numerous skill improvement and personal enrichment type formats. She has been an educator for 50+ years. Her degrees include a BA in Theatre and an MS in Psychology. Ms. Diana continues her counseling and life (and lifestyle) coaching today. Most recently, she has done presentations on How to Approach a Femme Domme; Negotiations; Choosing the Right Partner; Are You Getting More Now But Enjoying It Less?; Spanking; “Before Stonewall – an Historical Perspective”; Sensation Play; Public Speaking; Hot Wax; Clothes Pins, Clamps and Zippers; The Seduction of Knives; Caning; Flogging; You’re a Senior and Kinky – Now What; The Fine Art of the Mind Fuck; and several others.
She feels privileged to have been invited to lecture and participate on numerous panel presentations at colleges, universities, and organizations around California and outside of the state (including DESIRE – LeatherWomen Unleashed, Leather Leadership Conference, The Threshold Society, The Lair, DomCon, The Center for Positive Sexuality, Behind Closed Doors, Kinky Kollege, LICK [Ladies In Charge of Kink]), Paradise Unbound, Women’s International Leather Legacy, and views these as opportunities to not only educate and correct myths and misconceptions, but to give back to the community she loves. Education seems to be the dominant theme in her life. She has also been privileged to be invited to judge leather contests locally. In addition, she was given the Person of the Year award by the Los Angeles Leather Coalition at the Southland Honors of 2009 and has been nominated as both Woman of the Year and the Community Choice Award/Woman for the Pantheon of Leather Awards 2014, and the Ms. Diana Lifetime Achievement Award by Leather H.E.A.T. in 2015.
Honor Your Mentors
Painting Pictures Together
Naria Lei B. Jordan is Southern California Leather Woman (SCLW) 2013, and Ms. San Diego Leather 2002. She is the new Co-owner/Producer of DESIRE. She is a longtime Radical Sex Perv Poly Daddy who has been involved in the Queer BDSM Community for 32 years as a practitioner, organizer, activist, and educator in the Kinky Arts. She co-founded two Women’s-only leather groups in Washington, DC–Lesborados and S/Mazons. She was a co-founder, editor, and writer for the collectively published “Black Leather…In Color” and was the facilitator of the Women’s BDSM Rap in San Diego from 2007-2014. She was also the Co-facilitator for the Women’s BDSM Forum in the Modesto/Central Valley area from 2004-2006. A writer, national speaker and presenter, photographer, and fancier of Fine Fierce Femme Women, Naria is a relentless sex educator, a misunderstood yet flaming Pisces, a true Water Tiger, and always enjoys pushing the envelope–as often as possible! She spends her time in San Diego and Orange County with her primary partners, Bikkja Amy and Brigette, as well as 3 cats and 4 dogs, and a household of assorted pervs.
Presenting: BDSM Play and Sexuality When You're 50+
Penelope Jones is a saucy little minx who will drive you insane with her naughtiness and cheek! A published author of erotic poetry and lover of all things mathematical and historical, she loves to share her life adventures to help others possibly navigate a sometimes overly political world, and find happiness in kink and leather!
Penny’s currently the Vice President of Tulsa girls of Leather, Volunteer Coordinator for Twisted in Tulsa, and has helped organize volunteers for the past 9 years at Tribal Fire as well as several other events in recent past.
Penelope self identifies as...wait for it— herself. There really isn't a label that describes her fully, so she’s known as the slave that wasn’t. For the past 8 years, she has been blessed to be a part of a Leather-Family that spans across states and even countries. Penelope’s been spanking it since 1996, and has no plans of stopping any time soon!
Presenting: Back-Porch Conversations can lead to hot sex and history in the making...
Colorado slave 2016
slave luna is from Denver, Colorado and served as the 2016 Colorado slave. she is owned, collared and married to Master Seykou and is the First Lady of the House of Nia.
slave luna is a member of one of the founding Houses of the Leather Houses of Color Coalition, co-creator for the Lighthouse BDSM monthly phone in, serves as the co-director of MAsT: Denver Females and is an active member of MAsT: Fort Collins.
she is known for her open, honest and transparent heart. For always being her authentic self with a service driven focus and uplifting outlook on the empowerment and education of submissive and slaves. she speaks passionately about transparency and honor within dynamics, self worth and confidence in surrender and being proactive and vigilant in service.
Service Seen Through Your Minds Lens
slave marsha, International slave 2001, has been involved in SM for nearly 18 years. She has been in service to Master Jim of Dallas for almost 20 years as his slave, and prior to that, another 1 ½ years as his “woman in service.”
slave marsha frequently assists Master Jim in presenting seminars on Master/slave relationships across the U.S. and Canada. Among other projects, slave marsha is a coowner of South Plains Leatherfest – International Master/slave Weekend (www.southplainsleatherfest.com) in Dallas, and is one of the coowners of the International Master/slave title contest.
slave marsha has long viewed slavery as a “calling.” Those who are called to slavery do not respond to the call because they can do nothing else – they respond because for them, nothing else will do. For slave marsha, slavery offers a way of life in which she can best use her strength, talents, and intelligence in service to another.
slave marsha identifies sexually as a Femme leatherdyke, however, her desire to serve transcends sexual orientation, making it possible for her to happily serve Master Jim, a gay leatherman. As a Femme leatherdyke, slave marsha is grateful that Master Jim allows her to have a romantic partnership relationship with Cougar, a Butch leatherdyke. In July 2006, slave marsha and Cougar were united as life mates in a Union Ceremony officiated by Master Jim. Since early 2007, Master Jim, slave marsha and Cougar have lived together as a leather family. One of slave marsha’s favorite forms of service is riding her 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe with Master Jim, while singing “Born to be Wild” and playing with Maximum Red Storm “Ryder” (a miniature Australian Shepherd) – the only one in the family who has to do what she says.
Presenting: If I Could Save Time in a Bottle: My Twenty Years as a Slave
A horsewoman her entire life (no surprise that her Mama’s family name is Mama’s horsewoman), Liza had no name for the pony play she experienced at her all-girls summer camps throughout her youth. Currently, she is the proud trainer of the handsome stallion, Ferdinand (her slave, Jody’s alter ego.)
Presenting: Finding Your Inner Animal or Animal Handler
Tyesha Best has been in the Leather Community for over 10 years now. She began her journey as an online Gorean slave on collarme.com. With prompting from a college fraternity sister, Tyesha went to her first TNG-Dallas meeting, a group for kinksters under the age of 35, and became an offline kinkster. She continued to look for more education and joined National Leather Association-Dallas chapter as well as Fresh Leather where she was the education chair, a committee within NLA-D for Leatherfolk under age 35. She then joined the board of the National Leather Association-International as the Policies and Procedures chair of which has been on the board for that organization for the past 7 years. Tyesha has also used her skill set of organizational restructuring, bylaws, and Policies and Procedures editing and creating and has served as a consultant for many organizations including WILL, WILF, NLA-I, Houston girls of Leather, and others. She also served as bylaws chair for WILL and WILF for a short period of time. Tyesha was also the calendar editor and then assistant editor of Leatherati.com.
Tyesha is one of the founding members of Dallas girls of Leather as well as an aid to other girl groups that formed in past years. Tyesha has volunteered and judged for several contests, lending her voice as a non-titleholder, anthropology loving, and self-educated historian. Tyesha teaches a variety of classes that speak to women's Leather History and iconography, Race and Race Relations, Intersectionality, Social Media and Branding, and Women of Drummer.
Currently, Tyesha is currently Media Coordinator of IML Inc, the 3rd woman to wear the Wingman as a back patch. She is also Asst. Editor in Chief of leatherati.com, Co-Chair of Bylaws Committee for Southeast Onyx Pearls, and Secretary of National Leather Association-International. She also has three Mama's Names: Mama's Licorice Lesbian, Mama's Queer Femme Tomboy, and Mama's Chicken Massager. She also holds a Pantheon Of Leather award for the Florida Region. She also is the winner of the NLA-International's Steve Maidhof Award for her services on an Internationally.
Tyesha currently resides in Wilton Manors, Florida and is Beta to her Sir, Kirk Ruben and her Alpha, William Ferkel.
Women of Drummer Magazine and other Unsung She-roes
Wish Linda is a Leather femme-dyke hard core kinky sadist/switch with an equally wicked and agonizing soft touch. She is knowledgeable in a wide variety of play techniques with a great deal of direct experience from both the top and bottom sides. She finds the power of intense connection, hot leather-sexuality and emotional/spiritual aspects of play most fulfilling…but is rarely averse to an extremely hot purely physical scene as well.
Wish stepped out in the public community in 2006 and has since served in many capacities including as Ms. San Diego Leather 2012, working as staff for a number of major 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 also finds much joy in serving as a mentor, guide and supporter of women in kink and leather. Wish is the recipient of multiple awards in recognition for her service to the community and is honored to be a member of Mama’s Family as “Mama’s Wish”.
Guided Open Discussion: Feminism/Power and M/s, D/s, Pain Dance
Skill Share Workshop