2021 Educational Presenters

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Blane

Bri Burning (International Person of Leather 2020)

Courtney Jane

Dr. Liz Powell

Ferris Oxide (Mx. International Olympus Leather 2019)

His victor (Southeast slave 2019)

Ivarr B. (Mr. Oregon State Leather 2019)

John Pendal

JustRob

Lotus RopeWolf

Melody Anne

Mia Fine, MS, LMFT, CST

Midori

Mx Bliss

Mx. Pucks A'Plenty

Nancy Owen, MA, LMHC, CST

Parker RopeBoi

Princess Kali

Redrobin

Shay

Sir Luke (Southeast Master 2019)

Stefanos

WhiskyTangoFoxy

Willow

Blane

https://www.patreon.com/withlotusandblane

Lotus RopeWolf and Blane are romantic partners who love BDSM so much they came together to teach. Their relationship includes BDSM (D/s dynamics) and ethical non-monogamy.

Lotus is a professional dominant who specializes in rope and sensation play. Blane is a licensed massage therapist, copywriter, and professional submissive. As they grew and shared the journey along the way, they found themselves interacting with more curious kinksters around the country. Questions ranging from play partnerships and vetting to various archetypes in Kink pushed them to open themselves for consults and conversations but it was not enough. This need for information and desire for experience prompted them to curate various private events for open-minded people to learn hands-on Kink/BDSM practices and dynamics.

Together they use their skills and experience to make information accessible to kinksters at every stage of their journey. Working as collaborators has allowed them to grow in love and laughter as they share.

Bri Burning (International Person of Leather 2020)

Bri Burning (she/her and they/them) is your International Person of Leather 2020 and Northwest Person of Leather 2019! Bri Burning is a genderqueer femme, proud Indigenous Mexican, leather little, slave, Ma’am to one, and babygirl identified person. She has been active in the SF/Bay Area BDSM and Leather community since 2010. Their passion for self-love in their life and others grew within those years of exploration. Her journey as a presenter started in 2015 at the SF Citadel and at Dark Odyssey Surrender. She is the moderator of the SF Submissive Safe Space, a leader of the Submissive Girls Night Out group, and member of 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!

Courtney Jane

Courtney Jane (CJ) has been involved in the kink community for over a decade, heavily involved in the Boston, SF Bay area, and Seattle scenes. She is the founder and former organizer of KinkyCon, a NH based annual kink conference ongoing since 2009. She is also the host and facilitator of the Seattle Kinetic Discussion group, and bi-monthly skill share group on all bdsm topics. She has taught at Dark Odyssey events on both coasts, several PNW venues including Kinkfest, NELA's Fetish Fair Fleamarket, and many others.

CJ’s teaching style is enthusiastic, educational, and dynamic. She is a proud switch, little purple narwhal, and badass. Expect to laugh in any of her classes, as she brings passion and silliness, while focusing heavily on the connection and energy of every act we do. She gets to the deeper roots of our kinks, working hard to open attendees’ eyes to the bigger picture. She enjoys community building, energy play, kinky poker, and making people smile.

Dr. Liz Powell

drlizpowell.com   https://fetlife.com/users/8465227

Dr. Liz believes that great sex can change the world. They are on a mission to help you have more meaningful, pleasurable relationships in life and work, as well as the bedroom. They’re a coach and licensed psychologist (CA 27871, OR 3068) helping couples and singles develop self-confidence and authenticity in their relationships, whether conventional or non-traditional. Dr. Liz has made multiple media appearances, including in Cosmopolitan, Playboy, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio show Ideas. As a sex educator, Dr. Liz has spoken on many stages internationally including International Ms. Leather and at the Kink.com HQ. Their new book, Building Open Relationships, is the newest way they are spreading the Great Sex word. Dr Liz believes that being confident in who you are is the gateway to great relationships and great sex - and great sex, according to Dr. Liz, can change the world.

Ferris Oxide (Mx. International Olympus Leather 2019)

olympusleather.com

As a queer, trans, disabled member of kink and leather communities, Ferris Oxide, current Mx International Olympus Leather works to create/support queer and intersectionally centered spaces. Ferris is a top leaning switch and has taught workshops about communication, conflict resolution, restorative justice, cultural humility, and various hard skills at events throughout the Los Angeles area and beyond. When they aren’t stomping an eager masochist, they can be found wielding electrified knives and a wry smile.

His victor (Southeast slave 2019)

Sir Luke and his victor are international presenters who have discovered divine purpose in their exploration of leathersex, sacred S&M, and elevated service as Master and slave. When victor’s petition reached Sir Luke's hands in 2013, they took a leap of faith together and have built the most intense expression of love and authenticity they've known ever since.

Sir Luke has a strong connection to Leather history and strives to carry his uncle's legacy by building a brighter future for the queer Leather community. victor is a devoted slave who speaks against the stigmas surrounding mental health, gender, and emotionality.

At home, they enjoy their dungeon and sanctuary, where they can simply exist as Master and slave. Sir Luke and his victor are Southeast Master/slave 2019.

Ivarr B. (Mr. Oregon State Leather 2019)

Ivarr B. is a pansexual, polyamorous Leatherman, kink philosopher, playful sadist, and cheese snob. He was active in the Oklahoma community for many years until relocating to the PDX area in mid-2018. His involvement in the kink and Leather communities has included hosting events and fundraisers for a variety of causes, offering classes on topics from negotiation to the psychological building blocks of kinky play, and doing his best to make every space a Leather space.

Leather isn't just a buzzword or kink for Ivarr, it's a way of life. He is very proud to represent Oregon and SW Washington as Mr. Oregon State Leather 2019. Lately, he's been busy falling in love with the PNW and getting out to meet new kinky folks of all types. Ivarr can usually be found – club soda in hand – on the nearest patio that will let him smoke a cigar while watching the world go by.

John Pendal

http://www.johnpendal.com   https://fetlife.com/users/5734906?sp=1

Experienced BDSM educator and kinky stand-up comedian John Pendal joins us
all the way from London, England.

In 2003 John became the 25th person to win the annual International Mr Leather
contest in Chicago. Since then he has travelled extensively leading workshops,
giving speeches, as a master of ceremonies or doing stand-up comedy.
Amongst others, John has taught BDSM workshops at Beyond Leather in Fort
Lauderdale; Darklands in Antwerp; Down an Dirty in Melbourne, Australia;
Edgeplay Scotland group in Edinburgh; HunCon in Budapest; Kinkferansen in
Oslo; Leather Camp in Wichita; Lupercalia in Canada; Minnesota Leather Pride;
Mr Leatherman Toronto; Palm Springs Leather Pride; Rome BDSM Conference;
SINSations in Leather; SM Bergen in Norway; Spring in the South in Atlanta;
Tribal Fire in Oklahoma; and for twelve consecutive years at Thunder in the
Mountains in Denver.

John has been working as a comedian since 2010. He has performed solo stand-
up shows in Atlanta, Budapest, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Edmonton
(Canada), Fort Lauderdale, Melbourne, Oslo, Rome and West Palm Beach – as
well as the entertainment stage at Folsom Europe in Berlin.

He has spent the last year in lockdown completing a diploma in life coaching and
a qualification in First Aid for Mental Health. He now works online with English-
speaking clients anywhere in the world.

JustRob

JustRob (He/Him pronouns) has been involved in the public community in Jacksonville, FL since 2008. He identifies primarily as a Top and a Leatherman, but on occasion takes on the roles of Sadist, Dominant, Leader, Mentor and Teacher. He leads the committee that runs the local group Alternative Lifestyles Enthusiasts (A.L.E.), he “organizes” the weekly Taco Tuesdays event and is especially passionate about and active in the local polyamory group. His areas of experience are primarily in; impact play (everything from fists and palms to whips and everything in between), electricity (specifically the violet wand) and medical play (focused on play piercing and staples), in general he is a reaction junkie who craves blood and other bodily fluids. Overall however, his passion is helping people find their way in this lifestyle and helping those who have already found it to navigate it safely and grow personally.

Lotus RopeWolf

https://www.patreon.com/withlotusandblane

Lotus RopeWolf and Blane are romantic partners who love BDSM so much they came together to teach. Their relationship includes BDSM (D/s dynamics) and ethical non-monogamy.

Lotus is a professional dominant who specializes in rope and sensation play. Blane is a licensed massage therapist, copywriter, and professional submissive. As they grew and shared the journey along the way, they found themselves interacting with more curious kinksters around the country. Questions ranging from play partnerships and vetting to various archetypes in Kink pushed them to open themselves for consults and conversations but it was not enough. This need for information and desire for experience prompted them to curate various private events for open-minded people to learn hands-on Kink/BDSM practices and dynamics.

Together they use their skills and experience to make information accessible to kinksters at every stage of their journey. Working as collaborators has allowed them to grow in love and laughter as they share.

Melody Anne

Hailing from Vancouver, BC, Melody Anne (formally known as MelodyExtreme) is a sexuality educator, workshop facilitator, sex researcher, and all-around sensual adventurer. With over 13 years of experience in the BDSM community under her belt, she identifies as a chronically ill kinkster, masochistic hedonist, rope slut, size queen, and badass bisexual bottom. A shameless sex geek with a degree in psychology and sexuality studies, she has completed Options for Sexual Health’s Sexual Health Educator Certification program, and juggles her time between coordinating studies at a sex research lab and teaching pleasure-based workshops with unforgettable bottom-led live demos. She has presented at venues across North America including Renegade’s Rendezvous, The Citadel, CatalystCon, and the University of British Columbia. You can follow her latest musings on Twitter at @EroticEducator.

Mia Fine, MS, LMFT, CST

www.miafinetherapy.com   http://www.pnwsextherapycollective.com/

Mia (they/she) is a white, Queer, neurodivergent, non-binary femme (sometimes masc), diasbled, mountain-climbing, nerdy, animal-loving, introverted, relationship-oriented human. They are also a clinical supervisor, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, sexuality educator, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both private practice (Mia Fine Therapy, PLLC) and group practice (PNW Sex Therapy Collective).

Operating from the lenses and a student of Queer Theory, Intersectionality, and Social Justice, Mia works with people navigating eroticism, intimacy, sexual health concerns, kink, LGBTQIA+ genders/orientations/descriptors/sexualities, desire discrepancy, and non-monogamous relationships. They are on the Pan Eros Board of Directors, an adjunct professor at Antioch University, and faculty at the Institute for Sexuality, Education, and Enlightenment (ISEE). When they’re not working, you can find Mia practicing self-care by climbing mountains, spending quality time with people and pets, reading, and adventuring around the PNW.


Midori

www.fhp-inc.com   https://fetlife.com/users/62156

Midori is the author of the first English language Shibari instruction book "Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage" & founded Rope Dojo ® in 2002. In 2004 she founded ForteFemme: Women’s Intensive.
Dan Savage calls her “The Supernova of Kink.” Using her “head-heart-hands” method she leads educational and arts programs to enhance creative living, personal growth, relationship enrichment and collaborative leadership ~ from the bedroom to the boardroom.

To quote Midori… "The bedroom is a microcosm of power, leadership, communication and creativity. It’s a curious little laboratory magnifying our deep needs, elemental doubts, hidden motivations, and even the complex contradictions of the self."

Through her programs attendees tap into greater joy, confidence, engaged consent & personal accountability in their lives. Midori's decades of Sex Positive work started in the 90's through HIV education outreach.
Social Media @PlanetMidori
Classes www.fhp-inc.com & planetmidori.ticketleap.com

Mx Bliss

Mx Bliss (she/they) is a joyful sadomasochist, sensation empath, consent enthusiast, rope switch, and lifestyle quinkster (queer kinkster). She volunteers for a Portland based BDSM related consent and harm reduction collective, CARE PDX. Mx Bliss is an activist, business strategist, and negotiator. Both in vanilla and kink worlds, she speaks/presents on negotiation, innovation, inclusion, and diversity. During the Pandemic you can find her encouraging online community and/or tangled up in rope.

Mx. Pucks A'Plenty

Mx. Pucks A'Plenty has been involved in BDSM for 15 years. They are founder and Mxtress of a FemDom group Diadem-Events, founder of Polyam Day Camp, and co-host of SexualiTea, a sex positive podcast. They live to Queer Up sex ed.

They have taught at Flog'Em All in Idaho, the Bellingham Sex Positive Center, The Gathering NW, the BDSM Writers Con in Seattle, Virtual Intimacy Retreat, and Leather Reign.

They are a sex- positive & body- positive burlesque performer/producer. The Femme Daddy your mother didn't know to warn you about, they are unapologetic in their presentation. Mx. Pucks is a Black, Queer, Nonbinary educator and lifestyle Dominant being served by their service daddy and their sub the suburbs just outside of the Emerald City.

Nancy Owen, MA, LMHC, CST

https://fiercewaterfall.com/

Nancy Owen, MA, LMHC, CST is a certified sex therapist in private practice in Kirkland, WA. She has been a psychotherapist for over 25 years, and specializes in treatment of couples and individuals struggling with issues related to intimacy and sexuality. She also provides education for therapists/graduate students in the areas of kink, polyamory, and other issues related to sexuality.

Parker RopeBoi

Parker RopeBoi (IG: @parkerropeboi) is a queer rope performer and instructor known for original self-suspension techniques and daredevil performances. Parker developed their self-tying style alongside learning partner tying techniques, through their own experimentation, and through collaborations with other riggers, rope bottoms, and self-tyers. Since 2009, Parker has taught rope workshops and presented rope performances across North America and Europe. For Parker, rope is a versatile medium for enabling and disabling corporeal possibilities, presenting and overcoming impasses, instigating intense sensations, and exploring space.

Princess Kali

www.CoachingByKali.com   https://fetlife.com/users/56070

Princess Kali has spent over eighteen years exploring not only the how but the why of alternative lifestyles. Her experience working as a professional dominatrix has given her a unique understanding of the motivations behind erotic humiliation play as well as a passion for helping people participate in it more safely and enjoyably. Her dynamic and engaging style of presenting has been welcomed at more than 150 venues including kink events such as Dark Odyssey, Fetish Fair Fleamarket, Kink in the Caribbean, and IMsL as well as mainstream venues such as Harvard University and SXSW.

As the founder of Erotication.com she is a pioneer of the “kinktrepreneur” business model, creating sites such as Kink Academy, Passionate U, and Fearless Press for easy access to adult sex and BDSM education. She’s also the author of 5 books; Enough To Make You Blush: Exploring Erotic Humiliation and companion workbook, Authentic Kink, 365 Days of Kink Journal, and The Yes, No, Maybe Workbook.

Redrobin

https://www.sexwithrobin.com   https://fetlife.com/users/759251

Redrobin (she/her) is an international sex educator, intimacy and relationship coach, speaker, performer, and activist based in Vancouver, Canada. She is the author of Call Me Holly: My Years on the Pole and Polyglamorous: A Queer Mom's Misadventures and Lessons in Non-Monogamy. Her unique background as a nurse, stripper, Pro Domme, and Vice President of Metro Vancouver Kink has fueled her passions to help normalize and explore human sexuality. Host of Sex with Robin in BFAM 109.6

Shay

https://www.stefanosandshay.com/   https://fetlife.com/users/46680

Stefanos & Shay are a vivacious, unconventional D/s couple whose entertaining, information-packed classes have been called "better than a Vegas act.” Shay is the author, and Stefanos the photographer, for Tying & Flying, the first-ever book on self-suspension. They identify as pansexual polyamorous playsluts, purveyors of perversion, and alliteration fetishists! In between traveling internationally to present and perform (during non-pandemic-times), they are based in San Francisco, where they have hosted events including BENT, Twisted Windows, Self-Suspension Open Space, Kink.com’s The Upper Floor, & Bondage-a-Go-Go) and were named King & Queen of Pervert's Prom in 2006!

Sir Luke (Southeast Master 2019)

Sir Luke and his victor are international presenters who have discovered divine purpose in their exploration of leathersex, sacred S&M, and elevated service as Master and slave. When victor’s petition reached Sir Luke's hands in 2013, they took a leap of faith together and have built the most intense expression of love and authenticity they've known ever since.

Sir Luke has a strong connection to Leather history and strives to carry his uncle's legacy by building a brighter future for the queer Leather community. victor is a devoted slave who speaks against the stigmas surrounding mental health, gender, and emotionality.

At home, they enjoy their dungeon and sanctuary, where they can simply exist as Master and slave. Sir Luke and his victor are Southeast Master/slave 2019.

Stefanos

https://www.stefanosandshay.com/   https://fetlife.com/users/46680

Stefanos & Shay are a vivacious, unconventional D/s couple whose entertaining, information-packed classes have been called "better than a Vegas act.” Shay is the author, and Stefanos the photographer, for Tying & Flying, the first-ever book on self-suspension. They identify as pansexual polyamorous playsluts, purveyors of perversion, and alliteration fetishists! In between traveling internationally to present and perform (during non-pandemic-times), they are based in San Francisco, where they have hosted events including BENT, Twisted Windows, Self-Suspension Open Space, Kink.com’s The Upper Floor, & Bondage-a-Go-Go) and were named King & Queen of Pervert's Prom in 2006!

WhiskyTangoFoxy

WhiskyTangoFoxy (pronouns are She/Her/Hers) is a Rope Bondage educator and lover of fiber arts as a top, a bottom and especially as a solo practitioner. She loves the opportunity for intense practice, focus and infinite creativity that happens in rope. She has presented rope instruction and BDSM education all over the US and online, in addition to moderating online groups dedicated to Self-tying.

Willow

https://www.patreon.com/TheWillowShow   https://fetlife.com/users/582959

Willow is a queer sadomasochistic switch who will never tire of rope, blood, or feet (and why yes, all three at once IS an option!) Kink is a core part of who he is and what he does, followed closely by ethical sluttery and a love of learning. As a medical professional and professional pervert, Willow seeks to meet each person wherever they are in their personal adventure. After 13 years of goofy, intense, and unforgettable play, he can certainly say, one person’s torture, is another person’s Tuesday!

Willow has a flair for getting others hooked with his approachable, engaging, and always entertaining teaching style. Willow has embraced online education and garnered an international following on The Willow Show. He shares his infectious excitement through a wide variety of hands-on classes, which you can see alongside his other shenanigans on Patreon and Fetlife: https://linktr.ee/TheWillowShow