Have you heard about all the amazing events happening at SELF 2017?! There will be movies, play parties, ribbon cuttings, and southeast premiers. You don't want to miss a single minute of the action starting with the Opening Night on Thursday, June 15. Register now, before registration closes on May 20th, and join us for SELF 22, Mixology!!
boy Randi has been with the SELF team since 2010 and is continuing to enjoy the evolution of both his person and his place in service. He is privileged to have the opportunity to work with a great group of people all year long in order to create the SELF experience. boy Randi has taught classes in leather care, bootblacking, gender issues, BDSM 101, Dungeon Etiquette, Dungeon Monitoring, and various life skills such as time & stress management as well as goal setting and personal growth. In his spare time boy Randi loves watching Dr. Who, NCIS, Criminal Minds & Glee, reading, attending musical theater, playing with his dog, and finding new and exciting ways to be engaged in the world around him. He can be found on Facebook, Twitter, & Fetlife. Contact Randi
Boypup Max lives in Winter Garden, FL. Max enjoys many kinks and fetishes including cigar play, nipple play, boot worship, belly worship and food play just to name a few. He is collared to his partner Mitch. Max has been involved in the leather community for over five years. He is Co-Founder of Arizona Leather Bears and Cubs, Founder of Central Florida boys of Leather, member of the Phoenix boys of Leather, previous member of Tampa Leather Club, and previous associate member of First Coast Leather Society. He has held the titles of Tampa Bay Leatherboy 2013, Florida Leatherboy 2013 and American Leatherboy 2015.
Max has always had a huge heart for charity work. He was a member of the Royal Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Alamo Empire and served their Majesties as Count del Sol and then Duke de Valero for Reign 24. He was a Postulant with the San Antonio Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and is now with the Orlando Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Boypup Max was the Coordinator for Southwest Leather Bear Weekend in Phoenix, AZ in 2012, 2014 and now again for 2017. He served as Coordinator for South Central LeatherSir, Leatherboy & Community Bootblack in Dallas, TX in 2014 and 2015. Max is the Producer for the inaugural Louisiana LeatherSir, Leatherboy & Community Bootblack. He is the Contest Manager for Mr GayDays Leather in Orlando, FL.
He has had the honor of serving as a Judge for several contests over the years. He is excited to be back at Southeast Leatherfest and to get to help choose their new representatives. Max wants to congratulate the outgoing Southeast Leatherfest title holders on a great year.
Flossie is the proud member of Columbia Leather Order, and proudly promotes FF&C as she did during, before and continues to do so after her title year as Ms SELF 2013.
She has attended many classes, and learned from many individuals in the community. She believes you can learn something positive from almost anyone. She loves and promotes the sensuality, sexuality, and energy of play. Some of her favorite things to do are: Florentine, singletails, needle play, foot worship, takedowns, and hands-on spankings.Her favorite saying “I don’t care what you are! Male Female or anywhere in between, if you got a hole I got something for you."
Friday is SouthEast Bootblack 2015, a title she proudly earned at SELF. She is from Tuscaloosa, AL and is active in the Birmingham community. The New Orleans community has also earned a special place in her heart thanks to the people there and has become one of her favorite cities. Friday loves traveling to various events and likes to take the opportunity to get her hands on leather and hear its stories by those that share its life. When not getting super dirty with some hot leather, she also likes to go on photo adventures, play in rope, and spread love in the form of baked goods.
Girl Complex is the current International Ms. Leather 2017 and is a self-described proud, black feminist and womanist. Growing up in San Diego, Girl Complex had to dissect racial relations all while riding a skateboard and boogie boarding. She spent some time trying to understand why her friends had messed up views of black people when they knew her (she blames white supremacy). A product of her environment, Girl Complex has been able to define what it means to be a black, kinky girl on her own terms. Crafting her ideas of blackness from rap videos and television, she is the perfect mix of fun and “What you’re not going to do is”. Her trigger words are "divisive" and "Well, Actually". You can catch her sunbathing and listening to Yacht Rock, or watching anime in Oakland, CA, or youcan lowkey stalk her instagram @Girl_Complex, Twitter @YourGirlComplex, and Facebook Aisia Jones.
Being raised in the Leather community, Northwest slave 2016 and International slave 2017, girl j has always felt a deep connection to service. she expresses this through her devotion to her Master and by sharing her personal experiences with other submissives/slaves. girl j is also passionate about sharing how she navigates serving her Master who is both an elder of the community and has Multiple Sclerosis. she can frequently be found behind the scenes volunteering, serving her Master and the community. her personal goal is to show as many TNG-ers that longevity in a service or Power Exchange Dynamic is attainable and incredibly fulfilling. When not presenting or volunteering, girl j can be found traveling the lower 48 states with her Master in T/their semi truck with T/their dog Zach and cat Spirit.
Goddess Sadie Hawkins; a lifestyle professional FemDom of color currently home based in Phoenix, AZ via Atlanta, GA; is the CEO of Sensuous Sovereignties, Carib X Consulting Group LLC., Secret Shangri-la Arizona & SadieÕs Herbal Remedies; FDA certified as a Master Herbalist in 2006. Goddess Sadie is a fourth-generation West Indian Medicine Woman, ordained Minister and an initiate of Alchemical Healing functioning in the Native American & Afro-Caribbean Obeah tradition. She performs rituals and ceremonies for various communities nationwide. Goddess Sadie also functions as a Kink Aware Sex Educator, Therapeutic Consultant, Psychosexual Intimacy Coach, Mentor, Corset Distributor, Polyamory Activist, among other things...This lovely Libra Lady identifies as an Alpha Feminine Female, Pansexual, & Polyamorous. She is also a Fetish Model & Fetish Performance Artist, who has been interviewed on numerous shows including; Dr. Susan Block's Speak Easy, Playboy Radio, My Eyes Your World, Ethnic Kink, Documentaries, the ÒDominatrix DiariesÓ, & All In A DayÕs (Sex) Work, along with most recently interview for The Femme Domme Mystique. Goddess Sadie is the former director of a weekly Talk Radio Show and a lifelong advocate of Sex Workers Rights. Goddess has worked as a phone actress, relationship enhancement product distributor, substitute school teacher, nanny & currently a professional Dominant. Currently, she is studying to become a Certified Hypnotherapist. She is an active member of APEX (Arizona Power Exchange), MAsT (Masters And slaves Together) Phoenix, & serves as Executive Mistress of Club FEM (Females enslaving males) Arizona Chapter. Goddess Sadie also serves as Executive Board Member of ONYX Pearls Southeast chapter; a Leather Lifestyle Sorority for Women of Color, as well as Facilitator & Co- Founder for Black B.E.A.T. Atlanta chapter (currently know as BAM / Black Atlanta Munch). Goddess Sadie loves to travel & is always zealous about tomorrow.
Grizz and his slave Mara often say they don't do easy. With 40 years of combined experience in bdsm communities, they are fervently exploring the darker edges in M/s and S&M while maintaining a healthy dynamic with each other and their primary partners. When they aren't running Bare Trap Steel, or MAsT Atlanta Metro, they can be found teaching classes of the 201 variety on everything from service dynamics to heavy S&M and energy play. Or you can just follow the sounds of delicious pain to some dark corner and watch them dance. Grizz has been active in the Atlanta community for over 10 years and is the current president of MAsT: Atlanta Metro. A Sadist, Dominant and Master with a keen interest in service and edgeplay. Sadistic rope play and primal impact scenes are his favorite. He is happily polyamorous with a wife and a slave. When not engaged in community activities he enjoys all sorts of adrenaline inducing activities from motorcycle riding, breeding and raising horses to flying airplanes in a formal life. He is the perfect combination of evil scientist and caveman. Mara identifies as a Slave with a big S and is proudly owned by Grizz and happily engaged to her primary partner. Grizz and Mara have a CNC dynamic that treads the edges of normality. She has been a former titleholder, presenter and producer in the Leather community, and is currently the Education Director for MAsT International and the President of the MAsT Atlanta chapter.
Ignixia is an international kink educator and leather-woman who is the owner and sole-operator of the award-winning Adrenalize LLC, a business designed around creating custom, quality leather goods that are affordable to all. She has used her skills as a leatherworker to create the Kinkability toy line, first of its kind fetish gear designed for those with disabilities. As someone who lives with chronic pain, along with her partner, she uses her experiences to help others with chronic pain through an online support group and classes designed to make daily life and kink easier to manage. While leatherwork has provided a means to live, education and outreach fuel her passion for life. When not traveling to teach at kink conventions, she volunteers 2 days per week at the local dungeon as a DM and educator. Locally she has also been a founding member and Co-Chair of NLA-Orlando, Co-Founder of WiLO (Women in Leather Orlando), Co-Creator of CFL Littles, and supporter of WinK (Women in Kink), Dominant's Roundtable, and multiple under 35 groups. Yearly she donates products to multiple events' charity funds and recently created the Kinky Coexist design reminding us to always work together.
Jah is a long time activist around people of color(Black and Brown specifically, trans and non conforming communities, gender and immigration issues,. He is a co founder Transisitahs-Transbrothas, the first conference for trans people of color. Jah has done individual and panel discussions on varying trans and gender non-conforming topics throughout the years. Topics have been anything from basic gender to how to approach sex with trans individuals. He is the founder of Safe Haven, an internet safe space for transmen of color who have been or are still in abusive relationships.
Due to recent unexpected changes in our federal government, Jah has come out of semi retirement to help those within the trans community and particularly the trans community of color, to get through the next four years.
Jah is a member of ONYX since 2010 and is currently the secretary for the ONYX SE chapter. He is a member of Mufasa’s Pride and the House of Optimus Prime. Jah is in the process of developing his own House as well.
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. Lady Steele has presented at DomCon – Atlanta, NEAAL (Dallas), SAADE (Austin), BADD’s 2013 Seminar (Dallas), the Pragmatically Kinking Munch (Dallas), MDHL - Dallas, the Dallas Poly Potluck (Dallas), The Red Chair (Birmingham), Upstate TNG (South Carolina), Frolicon (Atlanta), Southeast Leather Fest (SELF) (Atlanta), the Eagle – Atlanta, 1763 (Atlanta), DragonCon (Atlanta), Sex Down South (Atlanta), M.A.R.K.S. semi-annual Camping Trip (McDonough), SUBMIT (Atlanta), InfinityCon (Atlanta), ConNooga (Chattanooga), the Sandy Kinksters (Sandy Springs), the Houston County Munch, and Atlanta Poly Weekend.
Master Daemon (Rarius Daemon in Gorean circles) has been involved in the Gorean world since 1998, where he began his path under Master Luther and was under his tutelage for seven years. As part of his training, he began instructing others in 2000. Master Daemon ran his own school in Texas where he trained both Masters and slaves for many years. He has presented across the U.S. on various practical, relationship, and intellectual topics. He currently resides in Atlanta and Co-Founded the Center of Learning and School of Success (C.L.A.S.S.) with his slave. He is also the Co-Founder of both The Leather Coterie (T.L.C.) and the Worthless Bastards (Cigar) Club (W.B.C. – Atlanta). Master Daemon has presented at Frolicon, SELF, DomCon – Atlanta, ConNooga, the Atlanta Eagle, 1763, the Sandy Kinksters Munch, and at the Heart of Georgia Rocks. He is Red Cross certified in First Aid and CPR (with a focus on AED training for adults and infants). He also has extensive advanced wilderness training as well as survivalist training, which uniquely qualifies him to present on safety in the lifestyle as well as more advanced practical topics. Master Daemon is ordained by the Universal Life Church, and now that marriage equality is a reality, is once more officiating weddings. He also officiates collaring ceremonies, poly commitment ceremonies, and other nontraditional events.
Lawrence Fox has been in leather over 20 years. Last new member of Crucible MC in Pittsburgh and later PMC as Treasurer. He moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1996 to work at LeatherWerks. October that year Dungeon series by Leather University, with Lawrence as Secretary. In 2000 took over presidency for another 5 years, also creating SM High and Indulgence. Young Leathermen of South Florida, NLA Florida, SPICE and Secretary/ Webmaster for the LA& M, presenter at SELF13. He has presented workshops for several Florida leather bars, clubs, and organizations; particular pride is GoLeather, a pansexual group for newcomers and the New Guard chapter of SPICE. Current associate/webmasterof South Florida Minotaurs.
Lil Stevie resides in Columbia, SC. He stepped head first into the lifestyle in 1996. He has been a active particapte in the BDSM and Leather communities since. He feels fortunate and privileged for the people he has met and spent time with. Honored for the love, the knowledge, and the experiences they have shared and helped shape who he is today. He is proudly a full patched member of Columbia Leather Order. He enjoys traveling thru out the Southeast to leather events, runs, and conventions.
Liza and her slave, Jody, (International Master and slave 2011) have been living in a committed M/s relationship for almost 15 years. Liza came to power at Woodstock and has been kinky since. She is a member of Mama's family (Mama's Horsewoman), Portland Bad Girls, San Francisco Exiles and MAsT, serving as an officer of MAsT International. She has always been interested in teaching and training. Among her pupils have been horses, dogs, dolphins, children and inmates. Jody came out as a leatherdyke and slave in 1980 in Los Angeles, founding Leather and Lace, an early women's leather group. She is a member of Mama's family (Mama's Space Cadet), Portland Bad Girls, San Francisco Exiles and MAsT. They have taught in the US and abroad, judged contests, organized events, keynoted and have received numerous awards, including MAST International's 2012 Presenter of the Year.
Master Dan and boy Alvin have been together for over 30 years. Throughout their years together they have mentored Sirs and boys in the fine art and science of BDSM. They both approach dominance and submission with respect and light heartedness; they are really fun guys! They are the founders of Atlanta Dominion an all-male play party in Atlanta and frequent presenters at the Stations at 1763.
Mistress Varii is a healthcare professional and well respected in her field. Among her professional accomplishments she has had a private individual practice, has consulted to both business and medical groups, conducted many types of intensive retreats, and lectured nationwide to groups as large as 20,000. She has a speaking style that is both informative, and relatable. While her involvement in the BDSM community at large started a few years ago, she has been in the scene all her adult life, and has maintained a 24/7 power exchange dynamic with her submissive husband for over 30 years. In recent years she expanded into a poly relationship and is now also served by her boy, "uzerfriendly". She thrives on intense energy exchange, and has many kinky interests. Some of her primary interests include: bondage in any form (rope is a specialty); impact in most incarnations (whips are an addiction); cbb /cbt; anal play, and violet wands.
Ms. Noel; Raised by the Last Great Southern Belle, Ms Noel learned formal etiquette at 7, and animal training at 2. Unsurprisingly, those skills translated to humans on her introduction to BDSM at 19. Ms. Noel is a Lifespan Sexuality Training facilitator, former Board Member for Whippersnappers Atlanta, and was Ms. Southeast Olympus Leather 2011. Also a Southeast Regional Operating Committee member for LLCXVI 2012, she now trains legal and IT professionals, rides motorcycles, and attempts to keep up with her 5-year old son.
Mufasa Ali has been a dedicated member of the leather community for more than 20 years! He is the founder of the Men of ONYX, ONYX National Council Chairman, Patriarch of Mufasa's Pride, Mr World Leather 2006/2007 and the ONYX Leatherman 1997. He is the founder of the People of Color Caucus at IML & BlackBeat, the Leatherman of Color title, a nationally known contest judge and leather community educator/presenter on such topics as People of Color in Leather, Impact play, Leather Family, Leather Protocol, Spirituality & Leather, Spanking and Paddling. Mufasa is a Daddy, Dad, Papa and Sir to his leather boys and sons. He currently resides in Chicago with his husband, their 3 sons and dogs.
OB Hamm's been named Pantheon Business Person of the Year, was Mr. SELF 2012 and American Leather Woman 2013. He's a whip fan with a massive collection of those toys. As a former vendor and educator on the subject OB has taught classes across the country, and he's always looking for new and interesting ways to play with whips, and the people who love them. OB's very excited to be bringing a whip class to SELF!
RAK; An Atlanta-area therapist with knowledge and experience in the areas of sexual, gender and relational diversity. Providing individual therapy that is LGBTQIQ-affirmitive, sex-positive, polyamory-friendly and kink-knowledgeable. In addition to therapy services, I often provide talks and lectures on a variety of topics, most often on sexual, gender and relational diversity. These may be to other mental health professionals, or to the public. Licensed as a psychologist in the State of Georgia, I have been providing therapy services for over ten years, and have been in private practice for five. I consider my practice open and accepting to all, and have a particular emphasis on the importance of multiple identities in the lives of my patients. This includes knowledge and experience in areas of sexual, gender and relational diversity including sexual and affectional identity/orientation, transgender issues, queer theory, BDSM and kink, polyamory and other non-monogamies.
Sarina is a pansexual, gender fluid, primal who has practiced D/s relationships for 10 years. As a lifestyle educator, her goal is to support other lifestylers in their journey of self-exploration, specifically in the areas of relationships, emotional play and humiliation. As a Psychologist and sex educator, she specializes in alternative sexual practices. She has proudly hosted Florida TNG, The South Florida Dominant Round Table, and co-moderated The South Florida Community Munch.
Big Red is an equal opportunity Gender-Queer, Queer Mother, Woman of Color, sadistic Femme Daddy, who is a performance and Erotic 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 Community and Lifestyle events.
Sir Guy is a proud Brooklyn native who has been out in the New York kink scene for well over a decade. He lives in a 24/7 power exchange relationship with his slave harley. He identifies as a poly Daddy and Master. In addition to being a uniform enthusiast, he is a former New York City police officer and New York State certified Emergency Medical Technician who has participated in rescue efforts at Ground Zero and at Hurricane Katrina. With a lifelong dedication to serving and helping others, Sir Guy volunteers his time to supporting and educating those in the BDSM community as well, particularly other kinky People of Color. He founded The Dark Lair which he hosts monthly as a safe space for BDSM education geared toward PoC and covering a wide variety of topics. Outside of the scene, Sir Guy also volunteers much of his time to help others with weekly groups devoted to assisting people with developmental disabilities enter the workforce and serving many hours as a docent at the 9/11 Tribute Center in lower Manhattan where he shares his personal story about the events that happened that day, provides tours of the area, and works with school groups to teach the next generation about what happened there in 2001.
He is an Emeritus Member of the Board of Directors of The Eulenspiegel Society (TES), member of MAsT Metro New York and MAsT Edgewater Park and an Associate Member of ONYX NY/Northeast. He has presented for over 30 organizations or events across the U.S. and in Canada and was honored to deliver the keynote address at Beyond Leather in 2014, the Our Traditions Live speech at Master/slave Conference 2015, and serve as head judge for the Western Canada Power Exchange Contest in 2015. Sir Guy was winner of the 2013 International Power Exchange contest, 2014 Beyond Leather Community Achievement Award and the 2005 TES Dominant Men/submissive women's Literary Contest. He is the author of a uniform themed BDSM erotic collection featuring People of Color entitled Sharp Interrogations: Erotic Tales of Uniform Discipline and more recently had the privilege of writing a chapter on the history of People of Color in consensual Master/slave relationships for the book Our Lives, Our History: Consensual Master/slave Relationships from Ancient Times to the 21st Century. Interviews with Sir Guy also appear in Dr. Gloria Brame’s Different Loving Too.
Both in and out of the BDSM community, Sir Guy aims to educate others, give back to all of his communities, and inspire others to do the same. He believes that while members of any community are diverse and unique that by finding commonality, utilizing those individual strengths to build each other up, and standing together as a united whole, a group is made stronger and better as is each individual member.
slave adeena started her journey over... now a lady never tells her age! The calling through the slave path grew her passion for protocol, rituals and the building of authority exchange relationships. She served in a Master/slave relations for six years and has served two Trainers.
slave adeena has grown in her slave and Leather path. This has led her to serve in a variety of ways. She is the current International Person of Leather 2017 , the 2015- 2016 Heartland Person of Leather, and she is serving as the Assistant to the Director for Regional Representatives of MAsT (Masters and slaves Together) International. She is a full member of Blue Max C.C. St. Louis. She was the founder, owner and Executive Producer for Show Me Leather 2015-2016. She has presented at various BDSM clubs and conventions throughout the United States. slave adeena continues to grow with each encounter and is always looking for ways to cross lines and build communities.
When asked what drives her, Tina replies, “I love my commitments to our community. I recently identified my involvement with organizing leather/kink events as my own personal fetish. I LOVE seeing people connect, have fun and feel a sense of belonging. I thrive on that.”
Finding leather over ten years ago, her early experiences as NDD/s BootCamp Management Staff, a Brimstone Minion and as Director/Founding Board Member of MAsT Wilmington, DE inspired her to take on more leadership roles in the local and national communities.
Tina has leveraged the knowledge gained and contacts made Co-Producing the 2014 Leather Leadership Conference-Philadelphia and 2010-2013 Philadelphia Leather Pride Nights into current success with: Philadelphia Leather Alliance – President since 2013, Philadelphia Women’s Leather Bar Nights – Co-Founder/Coordinator since 2013, Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman & Bootblack Contest – Co-Producer since 2015 and Event Producer for Drummer North America since its inaugural event in 2015.
As a community influencer, focusing on gender and sexuality inclusion, she made the decision to have the eligibility criteria to compete for North American Drummer, Drummerboy and Drummer Bootblack reflect those values. Her future holds working to further values of inclusion among the communities and continuing to create spaces that foster Making Play Happen.