Big Red



Big Red is an equal opportunity sadistic Femme Daddy, who is a performance and Spoken Word Artist celebrated for her ability to “wear many different shoes”. In one pair of those shoes she is dedicated to facilitating personal and communal connection and healing, and in another equally empowering and self-embracing pair of red stilettos she works on various ways to encourage, support, and evoke opportunities to accept and create verbiage, experiences, and culture that is raw, creative, authentic, sensual, deeply intense, and intent on empowering, healing, and transforming self, relationships, and communities.  With a proven and long standing commitment to education and training, one of her current passions is creating new community connections while presenting and educating at various Lifestyle events. 




Isaac Cross is a teacher, presenter, and alt-sex theorist from Denver, Colorado. With a background in psychology, Cross has focused his study and education on philosophical and psychological aspects of BDSM, but also teaches various practical skills and techniques in both structured and casual settings. Cross has previously presented at events and venues across North America and Europe, including workshops at The Armory (home of Kink.com) in San Francisco, California, the Beyond Leather convention in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the Northern Exposure regional conference in Anchorage, Alaska, Lupercalia in Edmonton, Alberta, and the Rome BDSM Conference in Italy. He has also served as the Director of Educational Programming for the Denver Sanctuary, Dungeon Monitor Coordinator for Beyond Leather, and Executive Director for the Colorado Center for Alternative Lifestyles. Cross’s writing has been featured in a variety of publications and websites, including XCBDSM.com, where he serves as the Managing Editor. Cross can be reached by email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by searching XCBDSM on Facebook, Twitter, and Fetlife.






Dr. Evil and Ms. Julie Spanks


The Doc is a sexologist of sorts and an instructor in all things kinky and sex positive. He travels with his grrl, Ms Julie Spanks a great deal to teach and to have intense experiences, plus create and enjoy positive energy with like-minded individuals. He’s not perfect, just perfectly evil. Dr. Evil has taught for many years at numerous events and venues including Thunder in the Mountains, DESIRE, The Floating World, the SF Citadel, Wicked Womyn, KinkFest, SWLC and Beyond Leather. Dr Evil and Ms Julie are honored to return to Beyond Leather for another dose of positive energy!






Artist, performer, passionate pervert, dynamic Daddys grrl, blossoming presenter of kink, established professional Domina, and Community-minded human being. Ms Julie has been fascinated with Dominance, submission, service and sadomasochism for quite some time. Once a dungeon owner heavily involved in the Portland Community and Leather Leadership, Julie is now grateful to take a seat at her Daddy's side to explore the finer nuances of submission and surrender from behind the Zion curtain in the great City of Salt.






 Kevin and katie

Great Lakes Power Exchange 2016


Kevin and katie have lived as Master/slave for the last 14 years, and enact the relationship using an Executive model. They are the recipients of the 2016 & 2017 Great Lakes Power Exchange title.


As a retired psychologist, Kevin guides their focus on helping people create, maintain and optimize their relationships and personal growth. Their rollicking presentations mix humor and honesty.


Kevin and katie present internationally, including Lupercalia, Winter Wickedness, Spanksgiving, Sin in the City, Beyond Leather, Power Exchange Summit, Master/slave Conference, and Leather Leadership Conference. They delivered the Keynote for Power Exchange Summit IV. They like orgasms and boardgames. 



Lady A


She has been in the lifestyle for over 20 years, actively exploring the nuances of kink from Southeast Asia to Latin America, and many locales in-between, she has developed a multicultural attitude towards BDSM, kink, and relational dynamics. Today, she is a member of the Houston Scene, involved in a diverse array of projects, groups, and community activities, including NLA, HPEP, HGoL, Houston Pony Play, Houston Mentor’s Alliance, Houston GLBTQ Caucus and many others.  She has served on a variety of Boards and in a variety of leadership positions for the past 15 years, often focusing on education and outreach.  She is best known for her presentations, demonstrations, and discussions on EdgePlay, Non-Medical Staples, and Breathplay.



As a published vanilla author, mother,  volunteer and foster for numerous animal rescues, a martial artist, and active Buddhist Wiccan, she shares her life with a loving husband, slave, daughter, dogs, cats, ferret, and extended Leather Family.






Master Jon and slave amendah

Great Lakes Master/slave 2015



Even after years of a committed Master/slave relationship, Master Jon and slave amendah occasionally chuckle at their decade-long protest of never being anything but good friends. However, that same time, investment, and humor formed the basis of a transformative relationship inspired by the intense personal dedication of bushido, the samurai code.


Master Jon and slave amendah hold the titles of Great Lakes Master/slave 2015, Illinois Master/slave 2014 and 2015. slave amendah is the director of MAsT: Buffalo Grove. In the minutes they have between events, they unwind with recreational breath play, emotional sadomasochism, rope bondage, impact, and fire play.






 Master Oakman and slave diamond

International Pony Play Grand Champions 2012

Master Oakman, a Leatherman and Educator, has been in the Lifestyle since 1992. He collared (2001) and branded His adoring slave diamond in December of 2002 and they have been together ever since living a 24/7, M/s, BDSM Lifestyle. slave diamond has been in the Lifestyle since 2001. Master Oakman and slave diamond are past Presidents of S.P.I.C.E. Master Oakman in 2004 & slave diamond in 2007. Past Presenters at Community Link, Y Not, The Florida Bash 2006 & “2007” (where He re-branded slave diamond) & 2011 - 2013, Florida Power Exchange 2015. They have also presented at Beyond Leather 2008 - 2015. They have educated many with their classes on Branding, Florentine Flogging; Whip play/Cracking, Knife Play, Scene Dynamics, Pony play as well as a Communication class for relationships in the Lifestyle. They competed in the 2011 Intl Pony Play Championships at Beyond Leather and won Reserve Grand Champion and Sexiest ponygirl. They competed in 2012 International Pony Play Championships and won Intl Grand Champion and Best Horsemanship! Master Oakman and slave diamond now Co-Direct the International Pony Play Championships held at Beyond Leather. Together they founded Sf.Community10, A BDSM Club in South Florida formed in 2010 as well as South Florida Pony Corral and Whips in Oakland Park groups. They host Groups at SFC10 such as the Beyond Leather play parties, Women of Leather Florida, The South Florida Littles, The South Florida Bondage Club, The South Florida Rope Group, The Critter Ark and the Fetish Foto Club of South Florida.


Together they founded Sf.Community10, a BDSM Club in South Florida formed in 2010 as well as South Florida Pony Corral and Whips in Oakland Park groups. They host Groups at SFC10 such as the Beyond Leather play parties, Women of Leather Florida, The South Florida Littles, The South Florida Bondage Club, The South Florida Rope Group and the Fetish Foto Club of South Florida.



 Master Obsidian and slave namaste

International Master and slave 2010


Master Obsidian is chapter founder and Director of MAsT (Masters And slaves Together) Austin and is Region Representative for the Southwest Region of MAsT International. He served on the Board of GWNN (The Group with No Name) Austin Texas and moderator of Black BEAT Texas for 7 years. He and his devoted slave namaste are International Master and slave 2010, Southwest Master and slave 2010. Master Obsidian is a published author with articles in BDSM publications covering M/s and BDSM lifestyle and philosophy. 2009 nominee for the Pantheon of Leather Man of the Year award, he has also been honored to mentor novice and seasoned Dominants. Master Obsidian has been in the lifestyle for over two decades,  is the owner of slave namaste and the Master of House Obsidian in Texas. 


slave namaste is honored and privileged to be the 24/7 slave of Master Obsidian. she has counseled, mentored and taught on Surrender, Internalization of slavery, spirituality and submission. Her writings on surrender and absolute slavery have been featured on web sites and in books including the "Art of Slavery" Edition of the Power Exchange Reference Series. She is Founder and co-moderator of various lifestyle groups, including one geared specifically for slaves in TPE relationships as well as running a blog/website with a focus on excellence in service called Service Savoir Faire. she possesses a great passion for aiding her fellow slaves in the lifestyle, Domestic Service, Protocols, Spirituality and The Art of Surrender.




 Master Orindil and fallible_being

Master_Orindil was one of the original 12 signatories of the National Leather Association- Orlando; holding the position of Program Chair. Though no longer a member, he devotes his time as being the Co-Founder of the Florida Critter Romp Munch, Founder of the Leather House Bionbyr, which coordinates social events, fundraisers and education to the Leather community. He also participates in the Florida League of Gentleman, monthly fundraising to help the GLBT Center of Orlando with the Boots @ Barcodes event, - as well as running a business with Fallible_being. Master_Orindil also gives of his time as a supporter of various 'vanilla' organizations that help abused children and battered women.


Fallible_Being, entered the public BDSM scene in 2010. One of the original 12 signatories of the National Leather Association- Orlando; holding positions as the Domestic Violence Chair & Co-Historian. As an independent member of NLA, she finds time for participating in Women of Leather Florida, organizing the yearly Pups & Littles Field Day, monthly Florida Critter Romp Munch, monthly fundraising to help the GLBT Center of Orlando with the Boots @ Barcodes event, coordinating social events with the Leather House, Bionbyr- as well as run a business with Master_Orindil. She also gives of her time as member of the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom, Women In Leather International & is supporter of various 'vanilla' organizations that help abused children & battered women.


Master Talon and kathy

International Power Exchange 2016


Master Talon and kathy  successfully combined his two decades of Leather life and her background as a kinkster into a living example of a functional, fun filled, ever-evolving power exchange relationship.


Master Talon was recognized as a member of Mama’s family (Mama’s Talon Sharpe) and as Pantheon of Leather Community Woman of the Year in 2016. He and his girl served as Florida Power Exchange Titleholders in 2015 and International Power Exchange Titleholders in 2016. Passionate about power exchange and building strong, connected communities, they focus on community service through education, support and open sharing of their knowledge and humor.









Miss Rae

Ms. Southeast Leatherfest 2009


Miss Rae has been very active in the South Florida community since 2000. She resides in Ft. Lauderdale and has enjoyed a 24/7 D/s relationship with her pet, chris since 2006.  Miss Rae has been the Pack Leader of Women Of Leather Florida (W.O.L.F.) since she started the group with some friends back in 2003.  An educator at heart, she has loved having many opportunities to teach classes on Caning, Dungeon Etiquette, Rhythmic Beating and Red Flags along with leading discussions on D/s relationships, Negotiations and more.  After having volunteered at Beyond Leather for the past 6 years, she is looking forward to teaching her favorite topic, Caning, during the 2014 event.  In addition to winning the title of Ms. Southeast Leatherfest in 2009, she was happy to also receive the Pantheon of Leather awards for both Florida Regional and Community Choice Woman in 2010.  Currently, her and her pet are on the committee for the Ft. Lauderdale Leather Pride Weekend and Miss Rae also sits on the board of directors for this event.  Miss Rae welcomes you to join her at her Caning class so you can experience the love she has for this often underrated toy.



 Mistress Mayhem 



Mistress Mayhem is a photographer, educator, gypsy, hedonist and lifestyle Mistress. She grew up in the NorthEast, followed the rules, and did what was expected. She traded the white picket fence and her safe, corporate design career in Boston at the age of 32 for the life she lives now. As an active participant in the Madison scene with 18 years of experience in BDSM and attending events all over the country, as someone who delves deep into the mind of her play partners she has something unique to contribute as an educator with her talent of "Mind Fuckery”. 







 MsDDom and CreamDream




MsDDom has been involved in Female Led Relationships long before she knew it was categorized as a lifestyle relationship dynamic. An active Leather-identified lifestyler in the Atlanta community, MsDDom is the founder/leader of Black FemDoms-Atlanta, founder/leader of WiLA (Women in Leather Atlanta), and is a co-leader/founding member of the Black Atlanta Munch. MsDDom and her slave CreamDream, who is also active in the Atlanta lifestyle community, are known to travel and share their time with other lifestylers across the U.S. and in Canada.








CreamDream is the slave-property in an M/s dynamic with his Master-Owner MsDDom. His belief is that male s-types should be both confident and comfortable in their approach to BDSM/lifestyle participation. He lends his time sharing BDSM-related information as leader of the Male Sub's Munch and co-leader to the Black Atlanta Munch. An active supporter of the lifestyle, he is a member of MAsT Atlanta Metro and participates in lifestyle communities in other cities when traveling with MsDDom.  





Ms. Kendra

Ms Leather Pride Indiana 1996 

Indiana Ms Olympus Leather 2002


Ms. Kendra hails from Indianapolis, Indiana. A transplant from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, she has spent her entire adult life in the leather community. Ms Kendra owns slave garrett who has been an owned slave for almost thirty years. Ms Kendra has received the Pantheon Leather Woman of the Year award as well as the Ms Leather Pride Indiana 1996 and the Indiana Ms Olympus Leather 2002 titles. Ms Kendra received the Golden Paintbrush Award in 2010 from Butchman's in Phoenix. Working with contests and titleholders keeps her busy as she travels around the country with the Great Lakes contestants as they compete at International contests as well as continuing to encourage leather folk to step up and represent their states in contests in the Great Lakes region. 



Having come from a very religious background and having a father who is now a retired minister has had an impact on her desire to speak at events and conduct workshops. She has done numerous workshops that included how to find a Master or a slave, how to be the best Master or slave you can be, building communities to work together, how to find good contestants and keep them, anal fisting, flogging, fire play, caning, bondage, wax play, water sports, anal toys, how to shop for the best toys, how to work with people from different communities and what is it like to be a titleholder. 




Ms Willowkat, Ranell and Aren 

International Power Exchange 2015

 Ms WillowKat heads a complex and growing leather family. She brings her creative passion for healing to work as a shamanic priestess, Master, kinky caregiver and midwife to the dying. Nicknamed “the hurricane”, she’s known for her dynamic teaching style and passionate commitment to life.


Aren is a graduate of Leather Quest, and was Junior Headmaster for Journey SF 2016. Aren brings a unique combination of queer leather sensibilities and trickster energy to their work and play as journeyman priestess, writer, leather educator, and slave. Aren balances introvert tendencies with an intricate polyamorous life.


Ranell identifies as dominant, slave, leather dyke, and mystic. She is a Board Member of the San Francisco Dykes on Bikes and an Associate Producer for Ms. San Francisco Leather. Balancing monastic leanings with a polyamorous lifestyle, Ranell is blessed by deep connections to those spirits who touch hers.




International Ms Bootblack 2008





Q is a self-identified queer, gender nonconforming, actively non-monogamous, sex positive, leather boi. It’s well known that flirting is Q’s default mode of communication. He can often be found with a charming smile on his face or looking mischievous with the other bois.


On rare occasions this boi might even be found dancing on a table, for the right amount of money…for charity of course!








 Robin Pyro and redwarrior

International Community Bootblack 2010


Robin Pyro is a dark Sadist who has been out in the BDSM community, starting in South Florida over 10 years ago.  He loves rope, fire, and anything that elicits a scream or rush of adrenaline.  He is the proud owner of redwarrior and lives in Anchorage, Alaska where he serves as President of Tooth & Claw, the local Leather motorcycle Riding Club.


redwarrior is a saucy, switchy slave owned by Robin Pyro for over 6 years. She has served her community as Southeast Community Bootblack in 2010 as well as International Community Bootblack 2010 and was honored as Pantheon of Leather Woman of the Year in 2011.  She loves boots, bootblacking, fire, whips, and all things sharp and stingy.  She’s a wild woman at heart and loves living in Alaska with her Master and riding her Harley.







 Sir Top

Southeast Master 2010


Sir Top, SE Master 2007, is gender fluid and has been active in the lifestyle since 1999 as a Dominant and Master.  He was presented the “Leather Archives & Museum Chuck Renslow President’s Award 2010”, Pantheon “Couple of the Year Award 2010” with slave bonnie and the "Jack Stice Community Award 2009”.  Sir Top is in a successful 24/7 M/s relationship with collared slave bonnie, since 2002. Sir Top loves educating and paying it forward in his teachings. Sir Top resides in FL and was a nurse on the heart team. Now retired from the field he still has a strong precision for needles, creative needle play, and decorative cuttings.


Sir Top is co-owner of Beyond Leather, Top’s Boot Camp, the International Power Exchange contest and the International Pony Play Championships. Sir Top has presented at events all over the country, judges International contests, has been an emcee since 2008 and is passionate as a keynote speaker.




 Sir Vick

Indiana Ms Leather Pride 2016


Sir Vick, Indiana Ms. Leather Pride 2016, is a spiritually oriented Native American energy worker and Reiki Master with roots in Blackfoot and Cherokee traditions and practices. He is also a southern gentleman leather-dyke with a soft heart for his chosen family, a deep devotion to his partner Lady Elsa, and a seriously sadistic streak in the dungeon, where he delights in needles, knives, and electricity.


Sir Vick is an active member of NLA Indianapolis and Andromeda, and enjoys hosting play parties, building dungeon furniture, and cooking huge southern-style meals for friends.  He currently serves as the Producer of Indiana Leather Pride. 





slave bonnie

Southeast slave 2010



slave bonnie, SE slave 2007 was presented with the “Leather Archives & Museum  Chuck Renslow President’s Award 2010”,Pantheon “Couple of the Year Award 2010”,  "Jack Stice Community Award 2009” was born and raised on Long Island, NY and has been living in FL since 1988. slave bonnie has been part of the lifestyle since the late 1970’s (for kinky fun).


Today slave bonnie has a successful private practice as a neuromuscular specialist in pain management and is co-owner of Beyond Leather, the International Power Exchange contest and the International Pony Play Championships. She has presented all over the country since 2003 and judged many contests.







New York Metro Power Exchange 2014



Snoflak has been in the lifestyle since the 80′s and practices a High Protocol, Old World style of D/s. Having spent most of her life as a slave, her current path has brought her to the "other side the slash". Her 30+ years experience allows her to hold a deep understanding of both the D and s/type mindsets.


Snoflak creator of Feel Me Breathe, a BDSM education space in the Hudson Valley, NY. She is a visionary, civil rights activist, ordained minister, lifestyle mentor/coach. Snoflak  has presented at  Montreal Fetish week 2016, West Coast Bound CA, 2016, Dark Odyssey Winter Fire, C.O.P.E, LILNR, TES. TES FEST, La Domain, Paddles, DSF, Apex ,La Fortress, Beyond Leather, and is the 2014 NY Metro Power Exchange Title Holder, and Co Producer of  Northeast Power Exchange.







 Spike ~ Rope Track


A BDSM player for nearly 20 years, Spike doesn’t play with one aspect of BDSM, he enjoys playing with them all. A rope artist, a whip aficionado, a sub, a Daddy, a pony; he enjoys being all of them.  Spike’s wry sense of humor and timing ensures a lively conversation at any event. He resides in Madison, Wisconsin with his Mistress: Mistress__Mayhem.


Spike has presented at Shibaricon, Madtown Kinkfest, COPE, Beyond Leather, and Twisted Tryst. When he’s not playing with rope, Spike enjoys cracking whips, being a DJ and spinning fire. 





Tatu ~ Rope Track


Tatu is a Rope Artist whose passion is teaching the Japanese Rope Art style. He has traveled to Japan to learn diretly from Japanese Masters such as the iconic Arisue Go and others.
For the past 20 years he has taught locally and traveled to numerous conventions around North America, Europe, Australia & Japan teaching & performing. He has taught many weekend intensive workshops, has performed at events and has been featured in news articles. 
Tatu is assisted by his partner of Japanese ancestry, Sumi Fujiwara.







 Vi Johnson

Viola Johnson, known as Vi, was born in 1950 in New York City and grew up in Roselle, New Jersey. Vi attended Rider College (now Rider University), receiving her Bachelors degree in Education. After graduating, she became a housing director at Montclair State University, where she met Jill Carter, who would become her partner. Vi and Jill have been together for 40 years at the time of writing this finding aid. Vi is an author of vampire and SM-based books, Dhampir, Child of the Blood: A Vampire’s Babybook and To Love, to Obey, to Serve: Diary of an Old Guard Slave. She founded and is the Librarian of the Carter/Johnson Leather Library, a traveling library of books, magazines, and other material related Leather, fetish, and S/M history and communities. 

Vi became involved in organizational SM activities in the mid-70s when she and Jill attended a meeting of The Eulenspiegel Society. Vi has been a member of Tulsa Uniform Leather Seekers Association (TULSA), Lesbian Sex Mafia, and National Leather Association International (NLA-I), among others. She has served as a board member of the Leather Archives and Museum, NLA-I, and many other organizations. As evident in Series 4 of this collection, Johnson has served as a judge, producer, and/or speaker at many Leather contests across the United States. Among these was the Ms. World Leather contest (MsWL), founded in 2000 by Jill and others. Vi served as Judge, Head Judge, or Judge Emeritus throughout the six-year tenure of the MsWL contest.