Beast & echo
Born in Germany to German and Lakota parents, Beast (He/Him) is a pansexual, polyamorous Leatherman, a Master, a teacher and a student. He is a rigger and ropemaker, pyromancer, biker, bodybuilder, musician, and Cigar enthusiast.
echo (she/they) was born and raised in England. She’s a pansexual, polyamorous Leatherwoman, a slave, switch, and a fucker of minds. echo enjoys Wicket and Cricket her sugar gliders and crochet. She is passionate about mindset, relationship skills and sociocultural theory.
Beast and echo are your International Master and slave for 2022. Together with their partner Liv, they are raising 3 children in beautiful Colorado. They enjoy sharing with and learning from others, and have found a storytelling style that allows them to share their triumphs and mistakes with honesty, transparency and humour.
Berith has been bootblacking for over 10 years, providing service at many events and bars across Canada. He is known for his technical bootblacking skills, and in addition to teaching workshops, he has had the honour of mentoring several other bootblacks in the Alberta region. He is also a co-founder of Calgary Pets and Handlers, an officially incorporated society, comprised of and for people in Calgary and surrounding area into animal role-play. As an avid bootpup, Berith views both pet play and bootblacking as a great base for community building and is happy to see the boots of anyone who may come through the door; a community is built from integrity, passion and understanding: from the sole up.
Fet Life: @Berith
Carter is a switchy, pansexual, polyamorous, trans boy passionate about education and dessert. He walked into his first munch at 18 years old, before he had even graduated high school, and has been hooked on the community ever since. Carter describes himself as a bottom leaning switch with a love of silly and playful scenes, from both the top and the bottom. He has a bubbly personality and an enthusiasm for educating others that he brings into all of his teaching endeavors. Carter has taught for various local and national kink organizations. Additionally he has taught various sexuality-related topics (including polyamory, kink, consent, and negotiation) for academic institutions.
Fet Life: @CarterBrulee
Cheryl identifies as a sexually fluid, slave-leaning, sapiosexual, masochistic, demisexual, Leather girl. She first learned about the BDSM community in an online forum in 2002, and for the first time knew she wasn’t a freak of nature. She ventured into the public scene in 2003, where she finally found her peeps. The BDSM world opened new doors to exploration and authenticity that she never imagined existed. Her path is one of mindful service with a lot ‘woo’ thrown in for good measure. Since the passing of her late owner in 2014, she has been learning how to navigate the kink world on her own again. Today, she weaves in and out of the kink world as time and energy permits.
Cheryl is proud to have served as the Arizona slave of 2014, past President of Arizona girls of Leather (AZgoL), and a past Board Member of Phoenix Area Lifestyle Society (PALS). She enjoys being a part of the Production Team of Ritual Steel, and has volunteered in the past at SWLC, Behind Closed Doors, various APEX events, served as Head Judge for Arizona M/s contest, and has led workshops in the US and Canada. She can occasionally be found at http://www.submissivecircle.com when the urge to write strikes.
Fet Life: @s_cheryl
Dan & Dawn
Dan and dawn have been a lifestyle couple since 2001 and have presented at over 100 events around North America. Not only do they enjoy teaching workshops and classes, they also share via books, specialized events, and fun consent negotiation playing cards!
They are also the co-hosts of the Erotic Awakening internet radio show, an educational podcast that explores “all things erotic”; co-founders of the Columbus Space, an alternative community center; 2016 MAsT International Member’s Choice Presenter of the Year Award winner; Great Lakes title holders (2010); creators of the Scarlet Sanctuary and Path of the Qadishti (sacred sexuality spaces); featured educators on both Kink Academy and Creative Sexuality; and mentioned in a number of books, articles, and other media.
Fet Life: @DanAndDawn @DanielBelum @dansarani
Dawn (she/her) has actively pursued BDSM-involved relationships since 1998, and joined the local Leather community shortly after. She began her journey as a service-motivated submissive/bottom, later started switching, and then made the ‘switch’ permanent describing herself as a dominant-top, with a preference for medical-inspired play and anticipatory service today.
As of 2022, she hosts Calgary’s Availables Gatherings, BDSM 101 workshops and 201+ Salon du la Nuit. She also manages the YYC Kink Discord server, home to multiple virtual opportunities for kinksters to socialize and learn during the c19 pandemic.
While Dawn’s main goal is to support (and attend!) education and create a space for others to teach and share, she has also taught a range of different lecture-style and hands-on workshops and demonstrations solo and with partners/friends.
Fet Life: @Dawn
Greycie is a bisexual, polyamorous, switchy kinkster that loves this little wonderful world of kink! First introduced to it when she was 20 and living in Calgary, Greycie took a rather long hiatus from community and lifestyle to pursue career goals, only to make a return in 2018 in Edmonton. While sensation play makes her heart swoon and breath play physically takes her breath away; she enjoys sharing her emergency medical knowledge. Her knowledge ranges from what to ask potential partners, to accessing health care and to making informed decisions for safer play. Anything that she can share to make a kinky experience safer by expanding a person’s knowledge and making the health care system not so scary is her goal in life. Well that and having the most fun ever!
Fet Life: @Greycie
Hawk & Andrew
Hawk (Pronouns He-Him-His) is a Leatherman/Transgender/
Hawk has given multiple presentations within the kink and leather communities, as well as within the medical field between 2017 and 2021. He has presented at Gender Odyssey and the University of Washington about specialized healthcare support for the transgender community and in 2019 he presented this workshop at Westcoast Bound. Hawk has also presented as part of a panel “Ask a D-Type” for The Gathering 2020. More recently, Hawk and his boy have presented his gender workshop at Liberation United Church of Christ, led a gender panel at FLAME 2021, presented to MAsT Greater Vancouver Dec. 2021, and presented his workshop as part of a fundraising event for a leather community member.
Andrew (pronouns They/He) is a gender-nonconforming/
Jesbian Bagheera is a leather femme dandy. She gets down and dirty at the SF bootblack stands as a switchy ashtray. When she is not up to her knees in shenanigans and sass, she is volunteering with littles everywhere! She has been licking leathers and force feeding cupcakes in the community since 2011. She previously held the title International Little Miss Little 2014. She was also Ms California Leather 2017. She continues to advocate for her people now in the California real estate industry where everyone can find their version of home. Home is where your boots hang.
Fet Life: @Jesbian
Jess identifies as a sassy femme bootblack. She’s been actively sharing her passion and knowledge for bootblacking and Leather care for a handful of years, and her enjoyment of doing so has not waned, but continues to grow.
Any day she is able to spend caring, wearing, or worshipping Leather is a good day, and she values the trust placed in her by the owners of each piece she gets to tend to. She is proud to hold the Western Canada Bootblack title for 2020.
When not caring for Leather, Jess gets up to a variety of shenanigans; from helping run a local dungeon, and teaching workshops, to playing with sharp, pointy things and blood. Jess has been called the weirdest in the dungeon, and to her, it is just another compliment.
Some days she looks back and thinks “how the fuck did I get here” and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Fet Life: @_Jess-
JoshInTheBox & Bri Burning
JoshInTheBox (they/them) and Bri Burning (she/they) are two leather people who began building their authority exchange dynamic in 2015 after a community service potluck at their local dungeon. Both Josh and Bri started their individual leather and kink journeys in 2010 in the San Francisco Bay Area where they have volunteered, hosted events, and presented a spectrum of classes. Bri serves Josh and is owned by Them in all aspects but one of their dynamics where Bri is Josh’s Ma’am. These two love getting nerdy about dynamics, neurodivergent perspectives, and gender and sexuality spectrums. From titleholding and handling to behind the scenes, you’ll find them connecting and seeking to grow within many parts of our community.
Bri Burning (she/her and they/them) is your International Person of Leather 2020-2022 and Northwest Person of Leather 2019! Bri Burning is a genderqueer femme, proud Indigenous Mexican, leather little, s-type, Ma’am to one, and babygirl identified person. They have been active in the SF/Bay Area BDSM and Leather community since 2010 and started their journey as a presenter in 2015 at the SF Citadel and Dark Odyssey Surrender. She is the moderator of the SF Submissive Safe Space, a leader of the Submissive Girls Night Out group, and a member of the SF girls of Leather. Her passion in kink education continuously grows in topics such as self-care, power exchange, age play, and service—which she spreads like glitter!
Maygen is a queer, polyamorous, ace Leatherwoman. Maygen has been involved with her local BDSM community in various capacities for over a decade. In that time, she helped found a local dungeon, organized various social, educational and dungeon events. Of course she’s also taught workshops, both locally, nationaly and internationally. She has a strong desire to help folks learn to do what it is that we do in a safer and healthier manner. Maygen classifies a majority of her play as ‘risk aware’, with her focuses on needles, sharps and blood, with some rough body play and wrestling thrown in here and there. Not sure what ‘risk aware’ means? Feel free to approach Maygen and have a conversation; she won’t bite (unless negotiated).
Fet Life: @Maygen
Morgan is a full-spectrum doula, hot femme bootblack, and sexual health advocate & educator, living in Vancouver, BC. She joined the scene in 2018 as a submissive, and with the mentorship of chosen family and community elders, continues to find herself in leather & service-oriented power exchange. Morgan is the co-curator of BlackChat; an intergenerational project of gatherings, community field trips, and podcasting. BlackChat is dedicated to the healing of Black people across turtle island. Morgan’s work is in service to the communities who hold her. She looks at sex & BDSM through a lens informed by sociopolitical power structures, and each person’s individual experiences with systemic oppression. As a coach, she works predominantly with people under 30, new to kink, exploring their desires and sexuality, and/or working through some intimacy stuff. She is an artist, healer, and abolitionist who challenges the status quo. Intergenerational collaboration and imagining futures are key values in Morgan’s work.
Fet Life: @babygirlmomo
Based in Edmonton, AB, ropegasm is a group of femme folk who teach rope bondage; we design our classes around modifications necessary so that all bodies can be in rope; regardless of shape, size, flexibility, expereince, and background – we believe that rope should be accessible to everyone.
♥Leah♥ identifies as a leather female bisexual switch. She has been an active member of the local kink community since 2009. Leah strongly believes in community, and providing for her community. Over the years, she has helped with a number of groups and events. Currently, her plate is filled by: YEGas, ropegasm, EDMT, and Ritual Revolution. As both a top and a bottom, Leah feels that quality education is very important, and has taught workshops for a variety of local groups and more recently at NARIX KC. She has helped facilitate classes in Alaska and Victoria. Leah feels everyone should have opportunity and access to good practices and safer techniques. She is always open to answering questions and offering advice.
NaughtySocks is a critical thinking feminist who likes to ask ‘why’ more then is probably necessary. She’s generally quiet unless she’s laughing or screaming due to painful delights. Socks is passionate about education, adventures, and the importance of curling up with a book, a cat, and a mug of tea. Bottom self-advocacy and safety are essential, as her sense of self-preservation is *occasionally* lacking. She is coming around to this switching thing, and deeply enjoys self-suspensions when there isn’t anyone around who wants to share in some violence. Currently, NaughtySocks keeps herself busy with ropegasm, a monthly bondage class that also holds sushi nights and an annual evening of performance. Having presented in a number of cities, at cons suchs as Northern Exposure, NARIX, and BeachBind, as well as locally, she is happy to nerd out at Wicked in the West. Socks is dedicated to becoming an instigator of joy, in whatever form that takes.
Rory‘s first rope experience was in a workshop in 2016. While new-ish to the world of kink, she is enjoying exploring and learning new things. Most recently, she’s learned how creative, fun, and beautiful rope can be. When she’s not tying women for her own sadistic pleasure, she can be found gaming, painting, or reading.
TetherDiva is an enthusiastic, queer switch who’s been involved in the local community since 2017. Bondage is the core of their kink. To tether is to connect, move creative energy, support, play, and of course torture and torment!! She’ll use any medium available to bind and tether, but always returns to rope for its aesthetic and ritual/creative potential. ropegasm has been home to their learning process and inspiration, and she’s thrilled to take a step towards supporting others with their learning curve.
Fet Life: @AlbertaRopegasm
Sir Guy has been publicly active in the lifestyle for over 15 years. During that time he has been honored in several ways. He is an Emeritus Board member of The Eulenspiegel Society and has served as its’ Media Representative and chair of its Community Relations, Social Activities and Volunteer Committees. He served MAsT Metro New York as its Director, Assistant Director and Facilitator for several years. He won the 2007 TES Dominant Men/submissive women Literary Contest. He has been a director of The Leather Town Hall and the New York Leather Weekend. He held the 2012 New York Metro Power Exchange title and the 2013 International Power Exchange title with his then partner. He has won the 2014 Beyond Leather Community Achievement Award. He is also Director of The Dark Lair, a BDSM education and support group for People of Color on Fetlife and Facebook.
Sir Guy delivered the keynote address at Beyond Leather 2014, and the “Our Traditions Live” speech at Master/slave Conference 2015, Sir Guy was winner of the 2014 Beyond Leather Community Achievement Award and the 2005 TES Dominant Men/submissive women’s Literary Contest, served as head judge of the Western Canada Power Exchange Contest 2015 and nominated for the Pantheon of Leather Man of the Year award among others. He was selected as a historian for the Leather History Preservation Weekend in 2019. He is the author of a uniform themed erotic collection featuring People of Color and contributing author to the anthology Our Lives, Our History: Consensual Master/slave Relationships from Ancient Times to the 21st Century. published by MTTA, Inc. He has also contributed a chapter to Raven Kaldera’s latest book, Mastering the Art of Mastery. Interviews with Sir Guy also appear in Dr. Gloria Brame’s, A Different Loving Too.
As a BDSM educator, Sir Guy has presented at more than 50 conferences, groups and organizations. He has presented at TES, Beyond Leather 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 and was the Keynote Speaker at Beyond Leather 7, Black B.E.A.T. 2009 Survivor Saturday, Black B.E.A.T. 2014, Black Rose 2006, BOLD 2014, Brimstone II, III, IV, and VI, the Black Atlanta Munch, Bucks County Power Exchange, Conversio Virium, Dom Sub Friends, BDSM Writers Conferences, Feel Me Breathe, Fem Domme Circle, GMSMA, Leather Leadership Conference 2014, L.I.F.E. in Nassau, Long Island Leather and Roses, (LILNR), Long Island Cionsensual Kink (LICK),Knot for Everyone (KFE), TES Fest, Niagara Fetish Friends, several MAsT chapters, ONYX New York/New England, ONYX Blackout 2012, The Society, The Floating World 1, 2 and 4, Transcending Boundaries Conference 2014 and many others.
He has been interviewed by various media outlets on BDSM, including the New York Times, Huffington Post, Relapse magazine, Pride Equality radio WWRL 1600 AM, Relapse magazine, Esquire magazine and foreign media like Le Monde newspaper. and avariety of podcasts.
Professionally, he has been a NYC police officer, security consultant and an EMS supervisor at Ground Zero at 9/11 and in the Hurricane Katrina rescue and recovery efforts.
Fet Life: @SirGuy
Sir Tee & little kitsune
Sir Tee and little kitsune live in a long term 24/7 Master/slave, Consensual Non-Consent dynamic. They began their journey in Power Exchange, over 27 years ago, during a time when there was little or no Power Exchange support or education available. They developed their dynamic independently and privately for many years before joining the local communities. This experience has given Sir Tee an appreciation for the support a vibrant healthy, and ethical Power Exchange community can provide.
Sir Tee and little kitsune are the founders and directors of the MAsT: Greater Vancouver chapter in Vancouver B.C., Canada. Together they facilitate regular monthly MAsT discussion nights, monthly Hellfire and aspire discussions (to provide the respective sides of the slash an opportunity to discuss and share with their peers), and host regular munches/socials for the Power Exchange community.
Sir Tee and little kitsune are also the producers of the 2020 and 2021 Pacific Rim Power Exchange (virtual) Conference, have hosted a number of weekend intensives and community fundraising events, and have presented at various events and conferences across Western Canada and through the US both virtually and in person (KinkFest 2022). Sir Tee and little kitsune have long been supporters of the Western Canada Power Exchange (WCPE) title competition; in 2019 Sir Tee was honoured to serve as Head Judge and in 2018 little kitsune served as judge.
The Master Talon & justkathy
Thista Minai is an educator, author, priestess, ordeal facilitator, and gleeful sadist. She uses her professional background in education to create high quality classes on a wide variety of topics, including sacred sexuality, the ordeal path, catharsis, impact, and needle play. With more than fifteen years of experience in designing and conducting rituals, Thista travels across the country championing the value of spirituality and empowerment in kink and BDSM.
Fet Life: @Thista
Hi, I’m 1KnottySir! I like long walks on the beach, endless mimosa and dark cho…oops, wrong profile intro lol.
Hi all! You can call me Knotty.
I’ve been in the community for almost a decade now as a Dom, rigger and occasional teacher.
I’ve previously taught classes on communication in the lifestyle, intro rope practices and emergency medicine for BDSM.
Currently I’m an active practicer in the field of emergency medicine with almost 15 years of experience. I’m looking forward to passing on some of that knowledge and helping everyone have a safe but fun time in all their kinky adventures.