KinkFest Educational Presenters
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Andie identifies as a masochistic polyamorous slave with a strong dominant side. Humiliation play and D/s are passions for Andie and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.
Asha Lerae has been a part of the Consent Academy since 2018, teaching established curriculum, creating new workshops, leading discussion groups, and acting as a consent advocate and consultant. She stepped into the role of co-director in 2022. She is passionate about consent education as a way to reduce trauma, promote pleasure and eroticism, support accountability, and foster cultural change that balances autonomy with responsibility. Asha is also an AnteUp! certified sexuality, gender, and justice educator, a somatic sex educator, certified yoga teacher, certified abortion doula, and domestic violence support group facilitator.
BetwixtBlushes (She/Her) is a bottom leaning rope switch who is known to respond to suffering with giggles and laughter. She is passionate about providing bottoming education as part of tying classes and has helped a few Denver area riggers get several unexperienced couples learn how to create fun scenes and suspensions through Studio Friction’s curriculum education. She has bottomed for a couple dozen performances around Colorado and once in California.
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 is a service-oriented submissive and an occasional silly sadist. He has a bubbly personality and an enthusiasm for education that he brings to all of his teaching endeavors. In addition to teaching for local and national kink and leather organizations, Carter has taught various sexuality-related topics (including polyamory, kink, consent, and negotiation) for academic institutions.
In his 25 years as a lifestyle Dom, performer, and BDSM educator, Danarama's experience includes three years as Director of Kink.com's educational site, Kink University, and many years teaching BDSM and sex/intimacy classes online and at worldwide conferences. He is also a founding member of the Two Knotty Boys rope bondage instruction duo, co-author of two best-selling rope bondage books, and rigger/director/performer in hundreds of fetish and instructional videos. Dan has also co-directed and performed as a Dominant for other websites, including Sex and Submission, The Upper Floor, Dungeon Sex, and Sexually Broken.
Dr. Liz Powell
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 who helps people develop self-confidence and authenticity in their relationships of all kinds. Dr. Liz has made multiple media appearances, including in Cosmopolitan and Playboy. As a sex educator, Dr. Liz has spoken on many international stages, including the AASECT Annual Conference, International Ms. Leather, and the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit. Their book, Building Open Relationships, is a practical how-to for non-monogamy. 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.
As a queer, trans, disabled member of kink and leather communities, Ferris Oxide, current Mx International Olympus Leather, works to create and support queer and intersectionally-centered spaces. Ferris is a dominant switch and has taught workshops about communication, conflict resolution, cultural humility, disability, 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.
Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti is a writer, public speaker, presenter, panelist, and a frequent podcast guest. She is also a breast cancer survivor. In fact, it was her cancer diagnosis in 2013 that helped her realize how short life is and served as the catalyst to her coming out as sex-positive, bisexual, and polyamorous. Gloria has participated in panel discussions and has done presentations on shame, polyamory, intersectionality, and autism at various schools, colleges, and conferences all over the United States and parts of Canada, including West Coast Bound Kink Conference (Coquitlam, BC), Center for Sex Positive Culture (Seattle, WA), and The Gathering NW (Issaquah, WA - VIRTUAL) and is currently working on a memoir.
Jonn Ireland lives in Seattle and has been involved in the BDSM Community for twenty years. Personal erotic connection through impact play is his specialty. To help others learn his techniques he has been conducting Whip and Spanking Workshops in Canada the USA and Costa Rica for about fifteen years. His main focus is teaching people to master the specific awareness and approach needed to do a Hot and Safe whip scene and also to develop the control and precision required to use specific whip strikes in those scenes. To develop a wide range of techniques and accuracy requires the personal instruction John offers in his classes.
Lark (she/her) is a queer, polyamorous, submissive woman living in Colorado. Long admiring the Leather community from afar, Lark began participating by attending her first Colorado Leatherfest in 2019. She has participated in the Denver kink scene since 2008, and is also a professional historian and teacher. Lark enjoys asking ‘why’, helping people embrace and experience the things that make them happy, and creating things out of wool, silk, and (of course) leather.
little kitsune is a Japanese Canadian leather woman who uses she/her pronouns. She lives as a slave in a long term (26 years) 24/7 Master/slave, Consensual Non-Consent dynamic with Sir Tee. little kitsune co-directs the MAsT: Greater Vancouver chapter in Vancouver B.C. Canada with Sir Tee, and co-facilitates regular monthly MAsT discussion nights, munches/socials, and leads aspire discussion nights for the s side of the slash. she also co-produces the Pacific Rim Power Exchange Conference (2020/2021), various community fundraising events, and has presented at various events and conferences across Western Canada and virtually in the US. In 2018 little kitsune was honoured to serve as a judge for the Western Canada Power Exchange (WCPE) title competition in Edmonton, Alberta (Hosted by Wicked in the West).
Lubegirl (she/her) is a Rope Switch out of the NYC area. Bubbly, personable, and passionate about kink education on both sides of the slash, her goal is to break the stereotypes and myths of Rope (particularly synthetic) one class at a time. Playing on both sides of the rope since Summer 2015, Lubegirl is currently the leader of the NYC chapter of Hitchin' Bitches and a facilitator of the NY Rope Collective. She uses her platform to encourage other female identifying kinksters to learn the basics of rope while facilitating a safe space for bottoms of all orientations, sizes, and identities.
WrathDaddy is the 2019 Heartland Person of Leather, a horror and erotica author, former heavyweight kickboxing champion, former MMA trainer, owner and proprietor of The Bacchanal (Austin’s community dungeon), and a badass motherfucker who enjoys doing badass shit with other badass motherfuckers. He has been a full-time and active member of Austin’s BDSM community since 2013, though he has been in and out of the kink community since 1991. Since then he has been a board member at large for GWNN (Group With No Name), one of Austin's oldest and largest BDSM groups, co-chairman of the GWNN Bash in 2015 and 2016, a mentor in the Austin Mentor's Program, and has presented workshops for SAADE, GWNN, Desert Dominion, Flame Conference, Wicked Grounds, Threshold, Master Slave Conference, Oklahoma Leather Fest, and many other local, national, and international groups.
Mx. Pucks A'Plenty
Mx. Pucks A’Plenty is "The Them Daddy that your mother should have warned you about." They are a burlesque performer and producer based in Seattle and were named Seattle Pride Magazine's Influencer of Fall 2021. When they aren’t burlesquin’, Pucks is a sex educator, an active sex worker activist, and one of the National Coordinators for #OldProProject. They have taught at Leather Reign, Virtual Intimacy Retreat 3, The Gathering NW, the BDSM Writers' Con, and Thrive Conference. They have also been a guest speaker at Brown University, Planned Parenthood of New York, the University of Washington, and Antioch University.
Pony Tromper (he/him) is an enthusiastic ponyboy and educator who has been active in the leather and pony play scenes for nearly 25 years. Tromper believes in community service-through-deeds; to that end, he strives to present a positive, visible example of dependable character and community service to the Pony Play and broader Leather & BDSM communities. He is deeply honored to serve his community as the North American Pony ‘20/’21 title holder.
River Dark is a Leatherdyke hailing from Vancouver, Canada. In 1982 she realized she was a lesbian and in 1991 she admitted to herself that she was a kinky - in hindsight she realized she was both queer and a pervert as far back as she can remember. In 1995 she started writing (& publishing) porn for the pleasure of her Master. Spurred by her frustration with the quality of the classes she was attending at the time, she started teaching in 2005. Now, when not engaged in her Muggle life, she travels with domenique, her slave of 12 years, presenting workshops and creating scenes. Over the years they have presented at many local, regional and international events & organizations. River dreams of finally finishing the anthology of erotic fiction and essay she has been working on and of a world where her dyke, poly, kinky, M/s heart is not incongruent with her Muggle life.
Robin Beatch (Redrobin)
Robin Beatch (she/her) is an international sex educator/coach/consultant based in Vancouver, Canada. Former stripper, Pro Domme, nurse (cardiology, psychology, and sexual health), and currently hosts a radio sex education show. Her career has involved speaking at universities, conferences, and various organizations on topics such as sexual health, research, body positivity, LGBTQ+, BDSM, and consensual non-monogamy. Her passions are to help normalize and explore human sexuality without shame or judgement.
Sara Blaze is a lifestyle Fem Domme, a professional Dominatrix, and anything but typical. As an event producer, educator and community leader, Sara is engaged, passionate, and tireless. Through her event production company, Encrypted Events, Sara produces a variety of kinky and sex positive events as well as Westcoast Bound, an annual weekend long event focused on BDSM education. Sara is the past President of MVK Alternative Lifestyle Society (“MVK”), BC’s largest BDSM not for profit organization, which, until its closure in 2021, focused on promoting outreach and education and produced over 120 events every year. Sara served as MVK’s President for five years and sat on its board of directors for 10 years. As an educator, Sara has taught locally with Westcoast Bound, Indigeo, MVK, Taboo, SFU, ConvergeCon, and Pandemonium in the Prairies and in the US at the the Gathering, Sin in the City, and Northwest Leather Celebration.
Shay Tiziano is a vivacious femme switch and renowned self-suspender known for her unique, dynamic performances and fun, attainable, and risk-aware approach to kink education. She is the author of the first-ever book about self-suspension and a guide for kink and sexuality educators. Based in San Francisco, Shay has over a decade of experience presenting across the US and internationally. In her home community (during non-pandemic times), she produces over 20 events a year, including BENT, the Bay Area’s biggest dungeon party, Self-Suspension Open Space, and acclaimed bondage and fetish performance event Twisted Windows.
Sir Tee is a black, butch, leather Master who uses the pronouns He/She. Sir Tee lives in a long term (over 26 years) 24/7 Master/slave, Consensual Non-Consent dynamic with His/Her girl little kitsune. Sir Tee is the director of the MAsT: Greater Vancouver chapter in Vancouver B.C. Canada, and He/She facilitates regular monthly MAsT discussion nights and regular munches/socials for the Power Exchange community. Sir Tee also leads monthly Hellfire discussions to provide those who identify on the left side of the slash an opportunity to discuss and share with their peers. Sir Tee is the producer of the 2020 & 2021 Pacific Rim Power Exchange Conference and weekend intensives and fundraising events. He/She has presented at various events and conferences across Western Canada and virtually in the US. Since 2019, Sir Tee has been the Head Judge for the Western Canada Power Exchange (WCPE) title competition in Edmonton, Alberta (Hosted by Wicked in the West).
Stefanos is known for teaching classes that are entertaining (they’ve been called "better than a Vegas act") and packed with useful and applicable information. He identifies as a purveyor of perversion, pansexual polyamorist playslut, and alliteration fetishist! He is all kink all the time, hosting or producing kink events including Bondage-A-Go-Go, Twisted Windows, Legion of Sin, and Kink.com’s The Upper Floor. He has performed, presented, and hosted around the country and internationally, often with his partner Shay.
The Carnie is an experienced and licensed professional who has been working in the industry performing body piercings and body modifications since 2010. The Carnie has toured all over the country with national tattoo conventions, as well as lectured internationally on hook suspension and needle skills. He approaches each client and their experiences as unique and personal and pays careful attention to the specifics and details of each client's modification, a quality that is reflected in his work. He is also a performer and owner of an entertainment company that features circus, fire, sideshow, and suspension acts.
TheDude (He/Him) has been called a jolly sadist by many of his play partners. He plays hard and laughs while doing it. He can often be found playing and occasionally performing in Colorado area events. He enjoys taking bottoms through challenging suspensions with lots of transitions, as well as rough housing and making those less than compliant eel types feel utterly helpless. He is also one of Studio Friction's regular educators.
Mistress Wiley Wolfe (she/they) is a Professional Dominant, Human Animal Handler, and Primal Daddy based in Los Angeles. She began her professional journey at Sanctuary Studios LAX, training alongside top Dominants to become the deliciously cruel Mistress she is today. She is the Co-Founder of SoCal Creatures, an inclusive pet play group, and Quench, an LGBTQIA+ munch, as well as the creator of Instinct LA, a primal community and accompanying support group. During the 2020 pandemic, she launched the Wolfe Academy of Kink, an online education initiative featuring presenters from around the country. Her own workshops have been welcomed at venues and events including Black Thorn/Sacred Muse, IMsLBB, Dark Odyssey, Dungeon East, FLAME Conference, Wicked Grounds, and more. She delights in utilizing her lens as a gay genderqueer person to empower inclusivity, ethics, and gender-euphoric f*ckery in BDSM.
Wintersong Tashlin is a presenter, spirit worker, and photographer who has been teaching and running rituals for close to two decades. His classes cover a variety of erotic, spiritual, and sexual topics with special focus on genitorture, needle play, polyamory, roleplaying, communication strategies, and playing with unusual fetishes, as well as LGBTQ issues, trans/cis relationships, disability, and both erotic and non-erotic spiritual practices. Winter’s extensive presenting history includes kink/BDSM, LGBTQ, and pagan events, as well as appearances on the Vice Guide to Sex, The History Channel, UK5, and the Risk! Podcast. His photography work centers on the queer and kink communities, and his spiritual work has a strong focus on ordeal and transformation.