Doctor Bubbles and KitKat Ann
Doctor Bubbles and KitKat Ann met at Beyond Vanilla in 2018, and found a kindred spirit in each other. Since then, they have gone from playmates to best friends, and eventually established an M/s dynamic and romantic partnership together. Their dynamic is based on integrity, trust, respect, growth, balance, and improving the world around them. In 2021, they were named the Texas Power Exchange titleholders and went on to be named the 2022 International Power Exchange titleholders. As titleholders, they view it their duty to help promote positive and healthy power exchange dynamics.
“The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place.” – Helen Keller
TrixWolf (they/them) is a Gender Queer omnisexual creole that has been involved in the BDSM lifestyle for sixteen years and in Leather for fourteen years. They lead and teach locally in their kink group, LOTUS and created an annual BDSM/Leather conference called Vision, which is the first of its kind in the area. Trix has taught at events such as Beyond Vanilla, Leather Bar Night, and SELF. They are a volunteer at PACE (pride event), Trans Advocates in Louisiana, and various other pride groups. There is a special place in their heart for educating the vanillas, LGBTQ advocacy, BIPOC inclusivity, and they are especially passionate about kink centric education. Trix is a cancer survivor and actively lives with Fibrosing Mediastinitus, which fuels their belief that dynamics should be tailored for anyone and everyone. Trix is Head of House for LotusWolf Clan and proud to be nurturing a handler/beast relationship with Sir_K-Wolf and a Master/slave dynamic with Parasox. They are honored to have built a family space and proudly proclaim that the LotusWolf House is a "Shelter for the Strays and Home for the Heart"
Blk_Diamond and His_amira
Blk_Diamond has been an active member of the St. Louis community for more than 12 years and with his slave, His_Amira, is the 2022 Midwest Power Exchange title holder. A jack-of-all trades, Blk_Diamond is best known for his skills as an impact and rope top. His own unique style of impact play is based on over 15 years of martial arts training and emphasizes body mechanics, timing and rhythm. As a rigger, he combines Western ties with more traditional Shibari techniques to create functional and challenging sequences. His many other passions and talents include knife play, fear and mind-fuckery, wax play, and of course, power exchange, M/S and Gor. As a lifelong learner, he is always adding to his sadistic arsenal, and invites you to join him and add to yours! As an instructor Blk_Diamond ensures his classes are interactive, and with his trademark sadistic sense of humor, you are sure to leave with several good laughs in addition to a new outlook on play.
His_Amira, with her Master, Blk_Diamond, is the 2022 Midwest power exchange title holder. She has served at her Master’s side as his collared slave for the last 3 years, and is honored to be his co-presenter. She is an experienced rope and impact bottom with insights on active bottoming and developing communication skills. She is most passionate about connecting with other s-types on the topics of power exchange, and enjoys sharing knowledge on all aspects of service and surrender.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Her Royal Highness SourPatch (she/her) is a demisexual Brat (with a capital B) and switch. SourPatch failed miserably to keep her mouth shut as an s-type and now embraces being the center of attention and finding trouble wherever she goes. She naturally fell into an M/s dynamic with her Daddy, Metalbyte, when they first met during a 3 am pancake run after a local munch; the rest was history. SourPatch takes pleasure in having run of the house and being an “Alpha slave” who bosses others around.
SourPatch has been an active member in her local community since 2016 and currently serves as the leader of East Texas TNG and Little Scouts Troop 903. As an educator, she has been able to teach on mind fuckery and ethical bratting, and facilitates discussions for new members to grow in their own journey.
Tinker is a fur-ro-ro-rocious Blue Heeler mix that came bounding out of her little closet in 2016, leaving debris all over the Dallas/Fort Worth area. As a volunteer for multiple events located in Dallas such as Beyond Vanilla, South Plains Leather Fest and ILSB-ICBB, as well as the local Dungeon, Sanctuary for the Lifestyle Arts, she found a home that made her feel welcomed and safe in Texas. As a graduate of the Dallas submissive Mentors Program in 2017, a member of the Texas Puppy Club, a caffeine pusher for the Staff since 2017, and runner-up for the pup races of Beyond Vanilla for the last three years, Tinker enjoys being the center of attention for moments at a time, however, she much prefers feeding her heart and soul by being helpful and of service to those in her community. This hyperactive and cheerful mutt thrives on doing her best to make others laugh and feel comfortable (except for the squirrels).
A self-declared puppy Princess, Tinker has returned from her sabbatical to delve into her education as a budding horologist. In her free time, she fine tunes her skills in leather crafting, battles ghouls as a level 3 cleric, practices her pup noises with her bio dogs, loves up on her Owner and, finally, catches up on her sleep. As time allows, Tinker would like to make new friends and learn new ways to play in her backyard.
Pup 101: Digging In
Phoenix and Lucky
Phoenix identifies as a queer, heteroflexible, polyamorous primal predator, Daddy, Protector, Dominant, Master, Owner and Sadist, and he has a pervasive love of Power Exchange and prismatic interpersonal dynamics. Phoenix has a passion for breaking the mold of traditional dynamic boxes through kink theory crafting and helping others affirm their truest selves as the D/ of the TXPE title and International Power Exchange 2023.
lucky (they/she), identifies as a queer, polyamorous, hedonistic energy sexual. Her passions are for Community and service in all forms. They have a deep affection for primal, dark age and pup play and knows how to have a bloody good time. She is the collared slave to her Master and is honored along with her Daddy to be the /s side of the 2022 Texas Power Exchange and International Power Exchange 2023.
Beast & echo
A Gentleman and a Beast, immigrant and Indigenous, Beast (He/Him) is full of surprises. He’s a Lakota/German, pansexual, polyamorous Leatherman, piercer, rigger, pyromancer, biker, musician, and cigar lover. Born and raised in England, echo (she/they) is a pansexual, polyamorous Leatherwoman, a slave, switch, and a fucker of minds. echo enjoys her sugar gliders Wicket & Cricket, and crochet. International Master/slave 2022, Beast and echo are raising 3 children in beautiful Colorado with their partner Liv.
Miss Velvet Steele & Master Todd
Miss Velvet Steele (she/her) is a dominant, cisgender, heteroflexible Leatherwoman with a penchant for electricity, scalpels, and needles. She is the proud owner of her slave, Master Todd (he/him.) They share a passion for Master/slave relationships that are built on service, commitment, and love. In the dungeon, they enjoy all manner of sharp and pointy things. As educators, they enjoy making folks think and long-held assumptions and hope to inspire reexamination of your beliefs. Miss Velvet currently serves on the board of NLA-Dallas, volunteers for the Mentors Program, and is part of the Beyond Vanilla planning committee. Master Todd is honored to have served as the 2013 Southwest Master and currently serves as the Regional Director for the Southwest Region of MAsT International.
Since the mid-70′s Hardy has been an active in the leather community as a gay activist, author & speaker on aspects of the SM/Leather scene.
He is author of several books including, Playing with the Family Jewels, Soul of a Second Skin and Shouts in the Wilderness as well as a contributor to the Dallas Voice newspaper and Drummer Magazine. Professionally he is marketer and filmmaker. His documentary on the leather lifestyle “LEATHER” has won numerous awards and appeared in festivals around the world.
The recipient of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Leather Leadership Award, he was also awarded NLAI’s Man Of The Year award in 1999 and in 2007 he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Leather Association International. His other awards include the Marcus Hernandez Lifetime Achievement Award from Pantheon of leather and the Jack McGeorge Educator Award from MsC..
Hardy currently serves as Co-Chairperson of the board of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance in Washington, DC. Since April, 1995, he and his boy Patrick have been living together in Dallas with their feline partner Merlin the Cat
Dory (she/her) has been a kink community member for nearly 30 years both in Texas and DC. She has a wide variety of experience when it comes to play, relationships, and negotiation. Most recently she has been running her Kinky Good Times series of classes in San Antonio. As a self-proclaimed "sensual sadist" Dory firmly believes that BDSM should always be a journey of community, camaraderie, and mutual satisfaction. Besides "Girls are yummy" her life's mantra is "If you aren't enjoying yourself why are you doing it?"
Princess Asshole and Kris Odhran
Princess Asshole (she/they) and Kris (any pronouns) hail from Austin, Texas. They were immediately bonded by their love of heavy blood play and Leather origins. PA identifies as a switch, though she is honored to be Kris' submissive. Kris identifies as a Dom and Daddy to PA. Both coming into the relationship as tops made the power exchange dynamic super spicy, but at the end of the day they both love the dynamic they have created. They are the founders of Bat City Leather in Austin, Texas.
Kris came up in the Leather bar scene nearly 20 years ago and brings a different perspective of community engagement and risk aware play. You'll see Kris and PA play a lot with blood and sharps but Kris also loves heavy impact (especially canes), pegging and fisting!
PA is just your run-of-the-mill asshole trying to do weird stuff to people and have a lot of laughs in the process. She is a creative by trade and tends to bring that creativity to her own brand of sadism or really just dig her own hole under Kris' needles. She's also honored to have been Rocky Mountain Person of Leather from 2019-2021 and Producer of the Heartland Person of Leather contest.
They both have a passion for effective communication, neurodivergent inclusive education, and making space for the more taboo sides of kink. Kris highly values kindness while PA has a love of service, and together you get two people who want to make sure you have the best experience possible.
The Goddess Rulz & Dr. Bob
The Goddess and Robert J. (Dr. Bob) Rubel are kinky research nerds. This Leather hierarchical poly Master/slave duo takes indecent pleasure from translating “defined, repeatable processes” from the worlds of social science, psychology and business, and apply them to interpersonal dynamics as an act of service to the Alternative Lifestyle Community. They manifest this service mission mostly by writing books and presenting worldwide.
The Goddess (fueled by her force-multipliers, Dr. Bob, his BBG, and Sinfully Sill) is Ms. Texas Leather 2023, Directrix of MAsT-Austin and founding board member and current President of Onyx Pearls Lustre Southwest. Together with her beloved boy (Dr. Bob), they host a lively monthly international Zoom gathering called, “Dinner with Goddess and Doc.” Previously, she was host of "The Leather Line" radio show (KPFT, FM 90.1-Houston). Goddess is a proud family member of ‘The Family,’ the oldest BIPOC Matriarchal Leather family.
Dr. Bob, proudly owned and in service to The Goddess, received the 2008 Pantheon of Leather’s Community Choice Award (man) and is an author, educator & photographer. An educational sociologist and researcher by training, he has written numerous books (and even two SM skills DVDs). Dr. Bob delights in being “Daddy” to his own adorable slave, BBG.
VintageKinkyDoll has been active in the lifestyle for 21 years. She is a participating member in the scene of numerous locales and very active in the Houston and Texas scenes. She has been Chairman of the Board for HPEP, a member of HEAT, Eros, Italia Fetish and SCK. She is best known for her presentations and demonstrations on dollification, degradation, objectification and 50s Household, from a submissive point of view and learning.
Her vanilla life is filled with family, friends, being a business owner and serving the community by serving on a few too many vanilla committees and boards.
Theladygoon joined the scene in 2014, exploring this thing we do. Starting off as a submissive, she grew into her own identity as 24/7 Brat to her husband which culminated in 2017 when she became leadership of Longview RACK. While hosting RACK events, she introduced the first primal hunt, annual naughty gift exchange, and annual educational campouts. Through her service to the community, Theladygoon discovered her love of both pain and pleasure within the kink community. Little did she know that one wax play scene would change her life forever. She became obsessed and devoured any information available until she was confident enough to put her academic knowledge into action by experimenting and making her own candles in her kitchen. Magic happened and Pan's Haven Candles & More was born in 2018. In the last few years, Theladygoon has attended and vended at various conventions and clubs around the country to educate others as well as continuing to grow and serve her local community in many capacities.
Get Waxy With It
Roan is a gender-queer (they/them) pan, poly, sadomastic switch Leather person. They have been in the lifestyle 20+ years, semi-active in the DFW area for 9 of those years and found their home in Leather in 2022. They are currently a Pledge for The Lotus Wolf Clan out of Shreveport, Louisiana. Volunteering and education is what drives Roan to the core as giving back to the community has always been their place. They have volunteered in many kink places such as Beyond Vanilla, Vision, SPLF 22, Whips in the Woods and teaching at their local dungeon, the Infliction Hall. They also volunteer at local wildlife rescue, animal shelters, Veteran Assistant programs and food banks of America. Roan is an advocate and a safe place for many people in need including but not limited to - military veterans, domestic violence, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC. They look forward to growing more in knowledge and in chosen family as they share space and a seat at the table with you.
Da Kollector (Carl from Philly) is a CIS gendered heterosexual male Dominant. His pronouns are he, him and SIR. DK has been practicing and participating in the BDSM community for over 20 years. He is a co-founder of Philly Black Munch, and the owner operator of a custom engraving paddle business, Da Kollector’s Kollection. DK resides in Philly and while his primary interests and expertise lie in knife play and primal play, he is a cigar enthusiast and also has varied experience across a wide array of kinks, and fetishes. DK has served as a protector, mentor, and friend to many, as well as a host for several Men’s Lifestyle Roundtable discussions. DK also hosts Storytime for littles, cigar events, and most recently virtual spoken word events. He enjoys reading, spending time with his family, and sharing and educating the community whenever possible.
Playing with Sharp Things
Sir Prussian Fire
Sir Prussian Fire (He/Him) is a pansexual, Father, Army Veteran and Leatherman.
He has been in the Leather lifestyle since 2010.
He considers himself a Sadist and Energetic Hedonist.
He has been embedded in the Austin, Houston and Dallas community since 2010, and up until 2014 he was serving in the United States Army.
From 2010 to 2018 identified as a Slave (capital on purpose) in relationships and Switch in play.
In 2020 he began topping over and as of 2023 has begun the Masters path.
He and His slave, lucky, live in Houston Texas.
He has a strong passion for all elements of life with a special love for Fire and Blood.
He believes that blood is very much the element of life and essence, and is a powerful conduit for energy and connection. He believes fire is the element that is ingrained in us to fear, but through what it destroys, it creates new life and purpose.
He is a strong proponent of RACK, PRICK and SICK.
He is a life long student and continues to share knowledge with all those around him. He has been teaching different perspectives and techniques for play in the aspects of fire, blood play, scarification, and other edge play such as rainbow play, waterboarding, Humiliation Degradation and Objectification (HDO) and CNC. He also has a passion for education related to Motorcycle Club Leather, Energy and Power Exchange, Cathartic play and Stoicism in Leather.
Maria started her journey at a younger age and by stumbling into the kink/bdsm lifestyle, found structure and guidance that was really needed. As she grew in her own way, she learned of leather and has never looked back.
Since around 2009, she has taught single tails, fire play, and flogging at local dungeons for several groups, (fourth Friday, silk, freaky first Friday, and kink or bust.) as well as different events ( Kansas City Pride, Mr Missouri Leather, Route 66/ OKC Kink Weekend, Austin Kink Weekend.) Maria was presented with her Sir's cap by Sir Lacey in 2014. In 2017, she came out as her true authentic self and has learned to lovingly embrace who she is. Since then she has been using her journey as a transgender woman to help others understand and learn the struggles and encounters she deals with on a daily basis. She can often be found volunteering her time and services at events. Eager to impart her knowledge, she encourages anyone who has interest or questions to feel free to approach her.
Let's Take A Crack At It
Kinky Irish Cowboy
KinkyIrishCowboy’s (he/him) passion for serving the community is demonstrated through volunteering, operating bootblack stands, and teaching classes. He helps guide beginners and seasoned members of the bootblack community as the 2020 TX Leather Bootblack. Currently serves as the NLA-Dallas Education Director, member of House of Tender, Historian for the Ft Worth Leather Corps, Custodian of the Ft Worth Annex of the Carter Johnson Library and Collection, and former co-leader of WICK’D.
E.I. Saint (He/They) is a being composed of primarily oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus equipped with an energy force that allows him to masquerade as a human. He is Lawful Evil, Slytherin, an INTJ, a Kitty, Demisexual, Allokinky, and Leather. Former president of Dallas Discipline Corps and associated with many other clubs over the past 15 years. E.I. Saint has taught from Seattle to St. Louis on topics that are generally considered irreverent and edgy.
Troy Pony & Pony LaZorra
Madame Navia is a Leatherwoman based in Dallas Texas and has been a mentor and community group leader for over 16 years. As a professional disciplinarian, she has experience bringing Behavior Modification, scolding, humiliation, predicaments, roleplay, and funishment skills to spanking and non physical playtimes. She is a Lifestyle Dominant and Leatherwoman who prefers to take on an educator role to ensure good safe kinky fun for all.
The Commandant is a Dominatrix, and kink educator. Being active within lifestyle BDSM for the past 9 years online and in real life she has gained quite a bit of experience with how these relationships work. The Commandant keeps an open mind to all walks of life, all situations, and addresses common issues within BDSM and it's subsets head-on. The Commandant brings a scientific, logical, and yet empathetic light to their BDSM education. The Commandant educates with passion, guiding their clients to effectively strengthen and elevate their BDSM expeditions to new heights.
With the 9 years of BDSM experience, a knack for making meaningful connections with audiences and an insatiable appetite for helping others maximize their potential, The Commandant knows how to rock a platform, connect with a crowd and provide education and enthusiasm for learning so that others can effectively do the same.
The Commandant's down-to-earth humor compels audiences to laugh while they learn. They engage with groups from the moment they step in front of them and leave them with empowering tools and focused mindsets that they will use long after the night is through. The Commandant is passionate about people, learning and BDSM. She is especially inspired to help people take their exploration within kink – and themselves – to unprecedented levels.
Switch Jake has been involved with the BDSM community since 2001. A very long time ago, Switch Jake came out to his parents. He we subsequently asked to leave the family and never come back. It was the BDSM community that gave Switch Jake a sense of purpose and meaning. He has taken that energy and hopes that the community as a whole is proud of what he has become.
As an educator he has taught all over the United States and Canada on a variety of topics. Not solely limited to BDSM venues, Switch Jake has also taught in vanilla establishments including colleges and universities for any groups that want to learn more about the BDSM and leather lifestyles.
As a leader, he is formerly one of the directors for Colorado Leather Fest.
As an entertainer, he is the host of a BDSM podcast (Kink in the Chain) under the pseudonym Rope Squirrel where he gives relationship advice and interviews people anyone of interest to kink and BDSM and leather communities.
The Lone Star boys of Leather is a social and education group based in Dallas. We offer our members a place to find fellowship with other male and masculine submissive through through education and service.
LynnLA has enjoyed her journey in rope since 2009. Starting out as a sub she quickly realized that was not how she identified.Opportunities she has had include leading SoCal Shibari, DFW Bound, Permian Basin Kinksters and TRG, doing demos teaching for SILK and hosting a local rope share. Embracing laughter is a hallmark of her scenes.
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Malcolm and Farrah
Malcolm entered the lifestyle in 2007 and began an amazing journey of personal growth, Mastery and Leather. Malcolm is a polyamarous Leatherman, Master, sadist, presenter and producer who is passionate about education and volunteering. Malcolm has had the honor of teaching classes on Power Exchange dynamics, play techniques, and scene creation at Dallas TNG, NLA Dallas, WILL, Bridging the Slash, Dallas Mentors Program, and other amazing groups around Texas. Malcolm graduated from the Dominant Dallas Mentors Program in 2010 and after a few years he was invited to be a Mentor and eventually became an Administrator until the end of 2017. Malcolm was involved with Beyond Vanilla for twelve years, he spent the last eight of those years as Co-Director. Malcolm is currently the Co-Producer of the Texas Power Exchange Contest.
Farrah Bonnot, MS, LPC: Farrah is a therapist and sex educator and member of the kink, LGBTQIA+, and polyamorous communities, who combines extensive education in the field of mental health with lived experience in kink, power exchange and ethical non-monogamy. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy and her planned dissertation focuses on the critical issue of distinguishing between consensual sadomasochistic relationships and abuse or intimate partner violence.
Through her clinical work, academic research and presentations, she strives to promote a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics involved in BDSM relationships and to help dispel harmful stereotypes and stigmatization of the kink community. With a passion for inclusivity and social justice, Farrah is committed to supporting the well-being and empowerment of all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship structure.
Master Thaddeus Twist
Master Thaddeus Twist is a decorated military veteran. He is an honored member of the Genus Indigo Leather Family and heads his own Leather Household, The House of Twisted Creations. He is the Master of his most prized possession, slave bunnynichol Twist, served by kay danni Twist and His protected treasure Loyalty Twist. He is a National presenter, Keynote speaker, Texas mentor and your Heartland Person of Leather 2023!
In 2005, Persephone (she/they/fae) burst out onto the BDSM scene with a determination and thirst for knowledge that has not let up. Over the years, she has taken the opportunities to learn at every turn, always seeking to deepen her understanding and skill set. When asked how they identify, they motion widely to the right side of the slash, finding fulfillment in various roles in that arena.
With her thirst for experiences, Persephone has become an accomplished event planner, co-leading for TNG early on in her BDSM journey (a decision that taught them much about their desired roles in community involvement) and helping to organize and perform events for a fetish performance group known as the Gloryhole Girls. They have also performed burlesque at Beyond Vanilla as well as other venues and worked in several adult toy stores. Fae has worn many hats, as a leader, a follower, a performer, "Vana White", event planner, note keeper, moral support, demo bottom, presenter and mentor, and model as well as has also pursued her hobbies of aerial silks, yoga, art, dance, and anything else she can get her grubby lil goblin hands on.
Passionate about sharing her knowledge with others, Persephone loves to teach on topics such as consensual non-consent, breathwork, and the intersection of BDSM techniques with other communities. Her strong opinions and love of learning make her a dynamic and engaging teacher, and her commitment to serving the leather community through sharing knowledge is close to her heart.
Wonder Woman is a Leather and Lego loving Little stuck inside a switch that identifies as a Femme Domme. Though a Missouri native, she has called Oklahoma home for 19 years, the last 5 of which she has been part of the leather and kink community in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Wonder is known for body painting, sensory play, topping as a little, hitting people with her rubber chicken and advocating for safety, knowledge and acceptance of alternative lifestyles. You can find her participating in events at her home dungeon, ThatPlace, and in local groups like Dommy Daycare, Kinky Coffee, Let’s Talk Leather, NLA, and Wonderfully Wicked Women of Oklahoma City and Witchita. She has planned multiple Littles events, been asked to teach and talk about being Little, show off her unique toy box and has led discussions of her experiences of abuse, pre and post kink, In 2022, Wonder Woman was gifted her very first leather vest from the Community for finally embracing her leather heart and is running for the title of Ms Route 66 Leather at Kink Weekend in OKC. Woman runs her own maker business called Wonder of Whimsy and leads a 24/7 alternative lifestyle. Her desire is to further the legacy of leather by putting herself out in the world to share all the joy, knowledge, love and acceptance that she has learned from those that came before her.
Littles Lego Party!