POC Leather Pride Flag created by Tyesha Best
An open and honest discussion of the current obstacles, challenges, and successes of Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color in the Leather and kink community, by those living it every day.
The aim of this discussion is to acknowledge our struggle while also diagraming our path forward toward the diverse, inclusive, and ultimately expansive community we all want and deserve with concrete, actionable ideas and solutions.
“Defining Our Journey”
Humbled and honored to be the owned slave and reflection of Sir Thaddeus Twist. Taking great pride to be a member of the House of Twisted Creations and the Genus Indigo Leather Family led by my Leather Mother - The Goddess Indigo. bunny nichol embraced the vision of Sir Thaddeus Twist to not only bring honor to His name but to also be the change we needed to see in our Leather community for other BiPOC. This journey has not been easy but it continues to be a labor of love. Leaving room to grow and learn while leading with service and integrity.
Coco is a little leather bootblack who’s been an active member of the community for about ten years and has earned the title of Southeast Bootblack 2017. Coco considers bootblacking, ageplay, and emotional masochism to be her top three passions and has utilized these passions as tools to serve her community. She truly enjoys being able to provide leather care and education to those who need it. Beyond all of that, she is a glitter addicted, rope loving, cigar smoking, overall fun little girl.
Mister-Blue, along with his slave BlueFrost, was the 2018 International Master/slave titleholder and the 2017 Master/slave titleholder for the Northeast region of the United States. He is the senior Master of the House of Blue based in Southern Maryland, Deputy Director of Operations for the Master-slave Conference (MsC), Vice President of MTTA, and board member of the Leather Houses of Color Coalition (LHOCC). He has been publicly active in the BDSM Lifestyle for more than a decade. For many years he has taken on various roles and responsibilities in the community as a Mentor, Presenter, and otherwise genuine source of knowledge in the way he has navigated through Kink, Leather, and BDSM. As a part of his commitment to educating himself and others, he has spoken about the relationship aspect of the Master/slave model at national conferences and Leather events, local munches, and special interest groups.
Ms. Cat is a fierce Femme Domme and a Leather Mommy that loves to teach and produce events in the SF community for almost 20 years now. She is the Co-Coordinator of The Exiles, the Founder of the Piercing Guild; a Play Piercing Educational Intensive, a Director on the SF Bay Area Leather Alliance Board for 8 years and former producer of the Ms. SF Leather Contest. Ms. Cat was 2019’s Leather Marshal in the SF Pride Parade and in 2017 she was awarded “Woman of the Year” by her SF community. Ms. Cat specializes in teaching on Pet Play Dynamics and Play Piercing and enjoys human animal training, primal play and fire play. Ms. Cat focuses on building symbiotic M/s and D/s practices with mentorship qualities and traditional values through community relations, volunteering and teaching. Her biggest turn-on is a desire for growth. Ms. Cat is a mistress of many talents and a woman with a great passionate drive. Ms. Cat has presented on various Pet Play subjects for IMsL 2019, FLAME 2020, NW-PAH’s Paw & Pounce 2020 and featured on SEA-PAH’s BIPOC Panel for Pets & Handlers 2020.
Mr International Olympus Leather Randal (Boy Glovez) entered the world of kink and leather later in life and considers himself a high energy Brat. Fully cognizant that brats get a bad reputation of disrespect, he finds that in the right situation, the playfulness adds to the dynamic. He is a true switch with submissive tendencies who flags Black,
Hunter Green, Grey, Light Blue, and Navy Blue, all to the middle. In addition, he enjoys many other fun things. Before winning the Olympus Leather 2019 title he was Mr. Great Plains Olympus Leather 2018 and Mr. Route 66 Leather 2016. Randal’s community involvement includes Team Friendly Oklahoma Inc.; TULSA; NLA OK and International; SEMP (Submissive Educational Mentoring Program); Kink Weekend OKC and the Route 66 Leather competition. Randal is Mamas Playful Panda. In addition to working in community organizations, he has created and delivered classes
for both the Kink Community and for the business community. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? By the way, Randal loves cake.
Sir Phoenix Black
Sir Phoenix Black is a cis-gendered, poly, heterosexual, leatherman, kink performer and BDSM educator. He identifies as a Dominant, Daddy and heavy Sadist. As a fetish performer his specialties include fire play, all forms of impact play (especially singletails), fire impact and knife play. Based out of Atlanta, he has presented at national conferences such as Sex Down South, Beyond Leather, Flame Conference and local events such as 1763 and the Atlanta Eagle. He is a mentor with the Atlanta Mentors project, an alumni of the Masters Dominant Consortium, a Dungeon Monitor. His philosophy of "Love what you do, Do what you Love" is what motivates how he moves in the world of Leather.
WrathDaddy is the 2019 and 2020 Heartland Person of Leather, a horror and erotica author, former heavyweight kickboxing champion, former MMA trainer, former owner and proprietor of The Bacchanal, and a badass motherfucker who enjoys doing badass shit with other badass motherfuckers. WrathDaddy has been a full-time and active member of Austin’s BDSM community since 2013, though he has been in and out of the kink community since 1991. Since then he has been a board member at large for GWNN (Group With No Name) one of Austin's oldest and largest BDSM groups, from 2015 through 2016, co-chairman of the GWNN Bash in 2015 and 2016, a mentor in the Austin Mentor's Program, and has presented workshops for SAADE and other local and national groups on topics ranging from the Daddy Dom/ baby girl dynamic to rough-body play, Diversity and Inclusion, knife-play, and Chokes for Sex and Submission. In 2019 he was a judge for the first Leather Littles competition at Show Me Leather. He is the author of Kinky Adult Bedtime Stories (For littles, babygirls, and bois) and All The Kinky Kinksters From A to Z, as well as the erotic horror novels 400 Days of Oppression, Master of Pain, and the BDSM dark romance novel, Fight For Me.