renee - 2017
Renee's interest and exploration of BDSM and Leather was sparked in the mid 1990's. She came into the lifestyle as a submissive, but soon realized that to her core she is a slave and Service is her path. A combination of community involvement and personal study helped to establish a strong foundation for her slavehood, solidifying her belief system.
While living in Interior Alaska, Renee was active in the Fairbanks community. She helped organize social and educational events with Fairbanks Royal Order of Sick and Twisted (F.R.O.S.T), and traveled south to Anchorage to assist with several parties, weekend intensives, and Northern Exposure.
The Drive of Service and her desire to better connect her two communities led Renee to run for Ms. Alaska Leather in 2016. With the title came change and opportunity! Renee strongly believes that when one door closes, another opens. A move to Anchorage and travel to events in the lower 48 re-ignited the desire to understand, learn, and share her love and value of Leather with her Alaskan community. This also began her journey to document and preserve Alaskan Leather History, with special focus on Alaska's Leather Women.
Currently, Renee's joy is found in elevating her community. In addition to being Ms. Alaska Leather 2016 and 2017, Renee is involved with several Anchorage organizations. She is a member of The Last Frontier Men's Club, who sponsor her title. She was a Plank Holder member of ACAL, The Alaska Center for Alternative Lifestyles. For Northern Exposure, Renee worked part of the production team as registration lead. She also works with Alaskan Aids Assistance Association on the volunteer committee to produce the annual Fetish Ball fundraiser, and is an avid supporter of The Imperial Court of All Alaska.
Syn - 2016
Originally from Seattle WA, Syn has been a member of the kink community for eight years. For the last three she has called Minnesota home. Charter member of the Twin Cities girls of Leather, Syn serves as their Vice President. She can often be found out at Atons events and with the Twin Cities boys of Leather. When not having kinky good times she is a moderator for the MN Rufflebutts, a club for Lolita Fashion enthusiasts. Syn loves scary movies, books, and long walks through Sephora.
Penelope Jones - 2015
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!
Sarah Humble (WILL Pro Temp) - 2014
Sarah Humble conducted interviews as WILL Pro Temp during the 2014 title year.
angel - 2013
angel is a slave identified queer leathergirl who lives in Santa Rosa, CA. She first found the community in Los Angeles in 1995 before relocating to Northern California. Currently a member, and the treasurer, for both the girls of Leather and The Exiles, you can often find her at events organized by either in SF or the East Bay. angel organizes and hosts two Santa Rosa munches as well as hosting various kinky events as able. She serves as the Membership Director for MAsT International, Co-founder of MAsT: Santa Rosa, Organizational Director (The Exiles) and finance chair for the SF Bay Area Leather Alliance, the Secrety Judge for the Ms SF Leather contest 2013, Judges’ girl for NWLC and the event’s volunteer coordinator, Judges’ coordinator for Sin-in-the-City, contest coordinator for SCCLA Leather weekend, has begun facilitating cross-community roundtable discussions and has presented her class on ‘Survival Skills for the single submissive/slave’. She enjoys meeting new people, making new connections and sharing the passion she feels for this lifestyle with others – please feel free to say hello! She finds that in her service to the community she gains understanding, depth and growth on her own journey.
angel is honored to be the current Women’s International Leather Legacy (WILL) titleholder. The title’s purpose is to document, primarily through interviews, the women’s community and our histories. She has been enjoying her travels to numerous events, meeting many woman and having a chance to add to the work already started with the Women’s Leather History Project at the Leather Archives and Museum.
Angel Propps - 2012
Angel Propps is a sex positive feminist, Riot Grrl musician and submissive leatherdyke. She is an internationally published writer of horror and erotica as well as Southern Gothic flavored tales that have been included in literary anthologies. Her poetry has appeared in various arts journals. She is a freelance editor for several presses and is enjoying (finally) being able to wear pajamas to work.
Angel is Ms. SouthEastLeatherFest2011 and was honored to be announced as First Runner Up at International Ms. Leather 2012. She is a national presenter, teaching classes on various kinky subjects across the US while traveling in the company of her beloved butch dyke Daddy, OB. Teaching classes allows her to express herself and to reach out to those who share her passions.
Angel was a bass player and lead guitarist during the late 80’s and early 90’s, traveling across country in a van with her band mates and her then- infant daughter, learning feminism and self- dependence as well as DIY ethics from a multitude of different people, an education she is eternally grateful for.
She is an avid advocate for the homeless, she was outraged by the sheer number of homeless veterans living on the bridges that span the river between Phenix City Alabama and Columbus GA, and often walked those bridges helping to fill out paperwork to ensure her people could receive assistance, until the city closed most of the bridges to pedestrian traffic and her people were forced to move on.
Tracy Wolf - 2011
Tracy Wolf is a bisexual polyamourous switch who found the leather community while living on the east coast in 1999, and a dominant she met through a personal ad asked her to attend a Black Rose workshop. Tracy was overwhelmed by the way the leather community opened its arms to her. She was relieved to discover she wasn't alone in her journey in the BDSM/Leather/Kink world. Tracy's called the leather community home no matter where she's lived ever since.
Tracy studied English as her undergraduate degree, and frequently writes for community newsletters, as well as for her personal pleasure. She’s excited about competing for a title that would make use of this skill!
Along the way, Tracy has been active in organizations including Alameda County Leather Corps, the Exiles, Threshold, SoJ, OCLA, LARAWW, and GLASC. She learned skills and traditions from many of the best teachers within our community--leaders, mentors and presenters within those organizations. Tracy has the most sincere gratitude to those who have put themselves in service to the community to teach the next generation--they have contributed to her completeness as a person and taught her how to possess and use her own personal power.
To give back to the leather community, Tracy shares her culinary knowledge and skills. She's produced food for many beverage busts and fundraisers, as well as the annual Bay Area Volunteer Appreciation party. She is currently creating “The Leather Community Cookbook”, so please contact her with your favorite recipe!
Recently, Tracy was honored to serve the San Francisco Community as Ms. San Francisco Leather 2009. In that capacity, she was proud to represent the community in the San Francisco Pride Parade, Mama's Leather Walk, Dore Alley and Folsom Street Fairs, as well as Bay Area Contests including Mr./Ms. Alameda County Leather, International Sir-boy/International Community Bootblack and Northwest Master/slave.