Brieana: Graphics and Program Book Designerbrieana

Brieana, slave and wife to her Master, Morgan. They have been living in a 24/7 relationship with him since 2011. Morgan & Brieana were married on February 4, 2017, surrounded by their leather and bio family. She identifies as a leather woman and has been in the lifestyle since 2003. Originally from Maryland she attended Crucible and Black Rose as her first lifestyle events as a guest of a friend that helped her learn about the lifestyle in a safe manner.

In 2007 she and her sons moved to the Charlotte area. Brieana became a contributor of CAPEX in 2008, later serving on CAPEX's board of directors for 2 years, holding 4 different seats on the board during that time. Currently serving as CAPEX's IT Team Lead, and has been maintaining their website as well as designing all their print media. In addition, she has been the recipient of Volunteer of the Month several times and Volunteer of the Year at CAPEX.

Brieana is a talented Graphic Designer with more than 20 years experience under her belt. She has her own Graphic Design business that is currently a part-time venture, and designs for both the vanilla and kink communities. She also works full time at a local design and printing company, designing banners, catalogs, brochures, vehicle wraps and so much more.

She has been walking her leather path since 2010. She happily gives back to the BDSM and Leather community and has volunteered at a local animal rescue organization. Brieana received her earned leather boots in 2012 and her leather vest in 2017. Brieana has been a Staff member with SELF since 2012, designing the SELF Program Book, SELF Ads, Title Holder Patches, Pins, Title Holder Medallions. etc. She believes in volunteerism and giving back to the community.

ladyvictoriaLady Victoria: Volunteer Assistant
Lady Victoria is pleased and honored to be joining the SELF Board as the Assistant Volunteer Coordinator this year. Victoria attended her first SELF in 2007 shortly after beginning her lifestyle and leather journey. She has always felt like SELF was her kinky home and is excited to be able to contribute to such and awesome event. She is from Greenville, SC where she owned a public dungeon, The Warehouse, for three years and taught classes on various subjects there. She is currently a member of Piedmont Area Kink, MAST Greenville and is Vice President of the Greenville Renegaydes her local Levi and Leather club. She identifies as a bi-sexual, poly, dominant female. She loves meeting new people so if you see her out and about introduce yourself anytime! You can reach her on Fetlife as LadyVictoria001.

 joelHeather S.: Lead Staff Photographer
Heather is a 36-year-old versatile queer leathergirl.  She's been involved with various Leather communities for about 13 years, 10 1/2 of which have been spent in the Atlanta area.  Her pursuit of photography is more recent, but no less integral to how she interacts with the world. Her photographs are expressions of how she sees, and fetish photography is a favorite.  She prefers to photograph people in situations involving their own sexuality and fetishes, rather than setting up "hot scenes" for shots - she loves seeing the person inside the fetish, and the fetish inside the person.

Heather lives in the suburbs of Atlanta with her owner and their three cats, who also make the list of her favorite photography subjects.  She served on the Board of Directors of Whippersnappers, an Atlanta-based TNG group, until 2009. She has presented for Whippersnappers, Frolicon '08-'10, and SELF, and has exhibited her work at Spring in the South 2008, SELF '08-'10, and Frolicon 2010. Find her on FETLIFE !

slave david stein April 2015aSir Brian’s slave david stein
Already slave-identified but completely inexperienced, david stein entered the gay SM-leather scene in 1977 in New York City, at the age of 29. In 1981 he co-founded Gay Male S/M Activists, or GMSMA, and served it in many capacities for the next 11 years (it disbanded in 2009). In 1999 he co-founded New York’s first chapter of Masters And slaves Together. Now retired, david was a professional editor and writer most of his life. In 1996 he guest edited issue #14 of International Leatherman magazine, devoted entirely to real-world gay Masters and slaves, and in 2002 Daedalus published his novel about a gay M/s relationship, Carried Away: An S/M Romance (a new edition is in the works). In 2009, david self-published the award-winning Ask the Man Who Owns Him, profiles of long-term gay M/s relationships. Some of his short pieces are available online at boybear.us, including the popular “What slaves need” and “slavery is/not.” After three short-lived M/s partnerships between 1981 and 1999 and another decade as the long-distance ward of Master Steve, the founder of Butchmann’s, david never expected to be owned again. But since October 2013 he has been in service with Sir Brian F. — then of Jersey City, NJ, and now in Wellesley, MA — and hopes to be His for years to come.

JD: Floor ManagerJD Southern Studfish
JD is a gender-queer butch and a SELF titleholder (Ms SELF 2003). When not posing next to the Southern Studfish display at the Georgia Aquarium, JD can be found hanging out among the whips in the vending area. Say hi. Have a look at JD's title year column for more information and some awesome pictures!

Happy Puppy: Harley's Crew

Back in the day, when HappyPuppy heard about SouthEast Leather Fest, curiosity got the better of him, so he attended and found his home. His involvement with SELF has ranged from party host, sound tech, and emcee torturer. Away from SELF, he co-hosts demos and play parties, helps lead a hugely successful munch, and continues to be engaged in service for the SouthEast region as is possible.

He primarily identifies as giving yet devious service top, a daring and inventive player, and an active and engaged promoter for his regional community. HappyPuppy is always looking for intriguing music, off-beat sound bites, audio equipment, and bold new ideas. He actively encourages all of the attendees to give their opinion, suggestions, and/ or advice for the show and the parties. He is always looking for ways to grow, and he cannot wait to provide the musical backdrop for his “family reunion” at the next, and every, SouthEast LeatherFest to come.

JeriJeri: Publicity Assistant
Jeri has been in the BDSM community for 22 years. Through it all, she’s had a tremendous amount of fun, built some amazing friendships, and made some colossal mistakes! For the past 19 years, she has called Asheville, NC, home, but her adventure began in Atlanta, and she still has strong ties there. Jeri has always most strongly identified as a girl, and while she’s currently eschewing labels, she’ll always be a rather (okay, strongly) opinionated s-type. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, traveling, and other adventures.

 Hypnotiq: Supply and Set Up Assistant
Hypnotiq is a proud leather woman a full member of Appalachian Women of Leather (aka: AWOL) currently serving as Secretary. She is collard to Optimus in Leather and legally via marriage. She is both Babygirl & slave. Hypnotiq enjoys playing with multiple toys and multiple boys and girls, living within a poly family. She also proudly serves house Jupiter.

Taisce: Operations Supporttaisceprofileimage
For over 15 years, Taisce has been the treasured slave of Griff. She recently moved to Atlanta from the Dallas, TX area where she was Marketing Chair for NLA-Dallas, co-founded the Dallas chapter of MDHL and previously served as a subHaven Maven. She was also a member of MAsT-Dallas and helped organize Bridging the Slash. Taisce has presented a variety of classes including Cell Phone Photography: From Selfies to Sex Tapes and Butlers Books & Mary Poppins Bags – A Practical Guide to Anticipatory Service. Taisce (pronounced tash-ka) is excited about joining the SELF team and getting to know her new home community better.

Angie: Floor Manager Assistant

Lady Steele Bio PicLady Steele: Fundraising Coordinator
Lady Steele has been publicly in the Leather community since 1999, but she has been kinky for her whole life.  She held the position of Social Coordinator for NLA – Atlanta during its last incarnation in Atlanta and has presented across the U.S. She currently resides in Atlanta where she operates her law practice that serves alternative lifestyles. Education is her passion, and, as a result, she is a co-founder of the Center of Learning and School of Success (C.L.A.S.S.).  She is also the co-founder of The Leather Coterie (T.L.C.) and the Worthless Bastards (Cigar) Club (W.B.C. – Atlanta).  Lady Steele also serves the community through being Support to the Board of the Leather Leadership Conference. When she is not presenting in person, Lady Steele shares her knowledge every Monday at 6:30 ET through her BlogTalk radio program, “The Legal Show,” which she co-hosts with renowned Sci-Fi author Bennet Pomerantz.  She has appeared three times on the KinkyCast, where spoke to the hosts on the topics of BDSM and the Law, Cigar Service and Play, and Poly and the Law.  She has also appeared on the Poly Podcast, where she again spoke about Poly and the Law.  Her BDSM and the Law podcast on KinkyCast has garnered more than 20,000 listens and downloads.

Two Open Jobs at SELF:

  1. Post-2017 additions to Setup & Supply crew (Atlanta residents preferred)
  2. PHP coder who can donate 20-40 hours to handle a few glitches and edits.

 If you're interested in working with our team, please contact Catherine Gross.

TheLittle: Fun AssistantTheLittle pic
TheLittle is originally from the upstate of SC and now lives in the midlands of SC. She loves being able to volunteer in her local kink community. Previously she has volunteered at The Warehouse, SELF, and was president of her local TNG. Currently she is on the leadership team of Little Scouts Troop 803 and the local little munch group. SELF has always felt like a family reunion and like the place she belongs. TheLittle is so excited to get to join the board and help plan all of the fun things, she can't wait to be able to get all of the fun going at SELF!!!


Christine: Media Assistant
Christine--you may know her as "Calyco!"-- is a peppy little housewife with an M.Ed. and a flair for the colorful & sparkly. She recently moved back to Central Florida with her husband, Derek, and her Daddy, Treyson. She has been actively exploring the kinky side of life since late 2010 and is extremely grateful to the Southeast leather community for being so welcoming and supportive as she begins her journey in this amazing lifestyle.

Caly spends most of her spare time with her family of twisted nerds and menagerie of rodents & cat. She is a passionate LGBTQ activist, strict vegetarian (an odd thing to find in the "leather" community, she knows!), and advocate for eating disorder awareness & body positivity. Caly's the type of girl who will try (almost!) anything at least twice; she lives for new experiences & grand adventures. 

Miss Bettie: Website/Videographybettie
Miss Bettie is a queer, polyamorous switch from Greensboro, NC. She was the 2008 Ms. Southeast Leatherfest and the 2007 Ms. North Carolina Leather. 
Miss Bettie has been active in the BDSM and Leather Lifestyles for over 12 years. She has presented for WINK, the Hickory Playground, and The Triangle Munch Group in North Carolina. Throughout the Southeast, she has presented and volunteered for the Florida Fetish Weekend, Atlanta Regional Munch, The Mark, Nashville, TN, Frolicon and SELF. She has also volunteered at Southplains Leatherfest, Frolicon, NCLC and SELF. 
She is an activist, a brat, an educator, and a leather woman. Her activism involves everything from domestic violence to sexual rights. She is also passionate about education and the transfer of ideas from one generation to the next.
Find her on FETLIFE as MissBettie.

FridayBB2015AFriday: Bootblack Coordinator
Friday is from Tuscaloosa, AL and is active in the Birmingham community with The Red Chair with fairly frequent forays to visit House Je Te Vois in New Orleans. She has been involved in the community for 3 years but interested for much longer.
Her love for leather began when she was growing up and riding horses, grew when she took care of her ex’s boots when he joined the Army in early 2000’s and saw resurgence when offered a chance to attend a small workshop in Birmingham in August 2013. After boot blacking publicly for the first time at Southern Sole in 2014, she was hooked on the energy and has now gotten to black at Southwest Leather, Frolicon, The Red Chair, and House Je Te Vois.


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