Photo of Kermit by Brooks K Peterson
“Consent is sexy” is true and a cute catchphrase, but more than “sexy,” it’s necessary. Non-consent in any manner is a violation. It is a core value of mine. I needed something else that was true to my personal integrity.
I knew I loved it in general and have stumbled around the country at shibari & leather conventions since the early 2000s. I was looking for more than a basic understanding of safe words and how to use a flogger. In 2016, I found that in my leather family, an education program operating out of Salt Lake, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. I completed our six-month 201 program, “The Journey,” and then our 18-month 301 program, “Leather Quest.” I could finally put my thirst for knowledge and chosen family to good use as a student, instructor, and mentor periodically.
I sit at this time as the Student Advisor and Program Director for our 101 leather program, “Vegas Toolbox.” I’ve been a Student Advisor since 2018. We host free, donation-based classes on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at The Nunnery. I spent too many years feeling around in the dark and seeing people proudly represent the worst sides of what I believe is beautiful. My big hope is that I can shave some time off of other people’s searches. Help them make new mistakes instead of repeating mine and continuing the cycle.
Photo by @the.hadley.heart aka Lauren McWilliams
Where can we find you?
Outside of the standard classroom, usually throwing a party or in a dungeon. I run kink tastings regularly through events like Stiletto (goth & industrial night headed up by Night Weapons) and pansexual nights at Hawk’s Gym before its closure. I’m a massive exhibitionist, so I’m easy to spot doing my door-to-door salesman routine with a rolling case of debauchery. You can surprisingly cram a lot of fetish furniture in a hatchback. Keep an eye out on Instagram & Fetlife to find out what idea I’m pushing next.
My pronouns are It/Its because It is what It is. “Filth are my politics. Filth is my life.” (Divine)