SPONSORED BY SAN JOAQUIN GIRLS OF LEATHER
Our history was created decades ago and it is still being created today. The ability to look back into our past and learn how we got here is important in order for us to understand where we are going. The Leather/Kink/BDSM community is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. FLAME Conference is excited to bring together a diverse panel of people from across the community to share their history. We are sure there will be something for everyone. Please join us as the panelists share their stories and create a connection to our past.
BlueFrost, devoted slave, and wife to Mister-Blue, is the 2018 International slave titleholder and the 2017 NorthEast slave titleholder. She is the co-founder and co-visionary of the Leather Houses of Color Coalition and is the Mistress of the House of Blue. Together with her Master, she received the Pantheon of Leather Award for 2018 Couple of the Year. She serves on the board of Twisting Culture, home of the Northeast Person of Leather contest, and staff of the Master/slave Conference where she first embraced her slave identity and found her power in service. She has been active in her local community for many years as she enjoys sharing life choice experiences and information with other slaves and submissives. She routinely speaks at national conferences, special interest groups, and local munches to help further educate herself and her peers. Her journey has been amazing as she travels the country, affirming the validity and successes of living an authority transfer relationship.
Spastic puppy, native New Mexican, and high energy bootblack. Jayson has been living the leather lifestyle since 2005, but he’s always had a pumping leather heart. At a young age, Jayson’s father taught him how to shine his shoes; he was hooked at first polish. Jayson continued those traditions into the military and now shares them with his community. Jayson believes boots create the spiritual foundation of the Leather Walk, Jayson wants to ensure that everyone has access to a solid, beautiful, and polished foundation. He enjoys sharing his love of leather care and traditions with all willing to learn. Jayson loves teaching up and coming bootblacks, and, most importantly, Jayson says, “Enjoying life no matter what.” Jayson DaBoi holds the title of International Ms Bootblack 2010.
Lady D Harrison
My name is Deborah Harrison but I am better known as Lady D. I am a 30+ Lifestyle Domina, an ordained minister and a master hypnotherapist. I ran (People Exchanging People) PEP Atlanta, created PEP4POC and founded and helped relaunch the Onyx Pearls Southeast. I was Ms. Southern Coastal States Leather from 2000 to 2013. I have judged and emceed many contests, given keynotes and taught many classes throughout the country. My personal commitment is to help make this community stronger and to continue Jill Carter's philosophy of Each One, Teach One!
Master Jim, International Master 2001, is a gay leatherman who has been involved in the M/s, SM and Leather communities for more than 30 years. During that time, he and slave marsha have presented hundreds of seminars and weekend programs on Master/slave relationships across the U.S. and Canada.
Scarlett is an erudite, libertine, energy playing kinkster who’s a playful sadist grounded in values of integrity and consent. She went for three leather titles, won two and claims one of them proudly. She now produces three titles in Los Angeles alongside chairing her non-profit, The FoundNation and working as a mental health specialist in street outreach with the homeless population. She is kept together and at her best thanks to her best friend and sub, Cypher, her partner Charli, and her micro ball of orange floof, Jones the cat.
A social justice activist for more than 20 years, Q consistently strives to bring together the various communities to which he belongs. Q is a self-identified queer, gender independent, sex worker, actively and ethically non-monogamous/polyamorous, sex-positive, leather boi, and pleasure professional. 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.
Master David - Facilitator
Master David is the proud Master of His long-time slave, brynn. He is a leatherman, a sadist, a mentor, and an educator. He is the co-owner and producer of FLAME Conference. He is a founding co-head of House of Dark Shadows, a Power Exchange focused, multi-ethnic, and pansexual Leather House. He is the founding director of MAsT: Bakersfield, founder of the Bar Card Project. David is the 2017 Southern California Master, the 2018 Southwest Master and the 2019 International Master. He enjoys using the platform these titles have brought him to travel and present Internationally on a variety of topics he is passionate about and meet new people. In His free time, Master David enjoys auto racing, football, and smoking a cigar on the patio with his favorite ashtray (brynn) along with a nice glass of scotch.
Transgender Experience Panel
Love your Gender and I will love mine: Transgender Dating-Sex-Play
This is a workshop and discussion-based class. I will share some of my gender journey, and I invite folks to bring their questions and stories to share. This class is a safe space for folks to ask all the questions they have, even those not necessarily ""politically correct"" questions. I also encourage people who are on their own gender exploration to come and share their experiences and stories.
Some of the topics that may be covered include:
What does ""Transgender"" mean?
What is ""cisgender?""
You misgendered someone; now what do you do?
What's the big deal if I misgender you?
What words do you use for body parts?
What to all those different letters mean? (FTM, MTF, AMAB, AFAB, LGBTQIA+)
How to be an ally
My goal is, through education and the sharing of our stories, we will become a stronger community; and to bring a sense of celebration to this journey we are all learning about and learning from. The time for celebration is now!
Hawk (Pronouns: He-Him-His)
Hawk is a Leatherman/Transgender/Transmasculine; his gender journey is a celebration, and he began his "medical" transition later in life. Hawk has been part of the LGBTQ+ community since the late 70's, and today he is still out and proud as Queer. American sign language is his second language.
Hawk comes from a multi-culturally and multi-racially diverse family. He is currently involved in the sex positive and leather communities, and he comes to leather through his family's Motorcycle Leather Culture.
Hawk has given multiple presentations within the kink and leather communities, as well as within the medical field, between 2017 and 2020. He has presented at Gender Odyssey and the University of Washington about specialized healthcare support for the transgender community, in 2019 he presented this workshop at Westcoast Bound, and most recently, he was part of a panel "Ask a D-Type" for The Gathering 2020.
Andrew lives in Seattle, WA where he is actively in-service to Hawk. Today, Andrew identifies as part of the nonbinary spectrum, feeling closest to the terms genderqueer/genderfluid. He uses he/they pronouns. Andrew has been active in the public kink scene and leather community in Seattle for nearly 5 years. Currently, Andrew spends his free time building new skill sets that benefit his Sir, including expanding his culinary skills, developing his green thumb, and learning to craft artisanal soaps.
Celene is a kink omnivore, switch, and jack-of-all-trades in the service of mental and spiritual expressions of higher concepts through kink. . She is an energy player and believes strongly in the intimacy and connective power of kink in all its stripes. She is an in-demand activist and educator who is proud to speak and advocate for LGBTQ2S+ issues with businesses, municipalities, and interest groups around Southern Alberta.
Celene is a first degree Wiccan Priestess. She lives in Banff with her dog and life partner, Cassiopeia, who is absolutely the best dog. 13 out of 10. Cassiopeia hates kink. It worries her. And she doesn’t like noises.
Devyn Stone and His property 840
Devyn Stone and his property 840 live together in Dallas, TX. They engage in a 24/7 total authority transfer dynamic. They have been practicing authority transfer, individually, since 2004 and began their dynamic in 2017. Devyn Stone A.K.A. SirHorror (He/Him) is a transgender dominant leatherman. He is a mental health and LGBTQ+ advocate, BDSM author and educator. property 840 (it/its) is an asexual, transgender, nonbinary, slave. By day, property 840 is a mental health professional. By night, property 840 is nothing but a tool to be used by its Master.