Tyesha Best

About Tyesha Best

Tyesha is first and foremost, a Leatherwoman. She is also a Queer Femme Tomboy, forever student, writer, a lover of history, teacher, musician and "paper schlepper" with an outgoing nature leads her to volunteer her gifts and talents wherever needed. Tyesha has lived in the DFW and surrounding areas for the past decade and officially calls Dallas her home though she currently lives in Wilton Manors, FL. An ex military brat, she knew about her sadomasochistic nature even while a young girl living in Italy and is grateful for the opportunities to discuss and demonstrate her thoughts on it. She also enjoys talking and teaching on generational and minority issues. Tyesha has served as NLA-International Policy and Procedures Chair, President of the Dallas girls of Leather and Leatherati.com as their Calendar Editor, Staff Writing Correspondent and Contributing Editor. She still serves NLA-International and now serves as Editor for Leatherati.com and Registration Coordinator for Gender Odyssey. She has served on many other boards and committees including Beyond Vanilla and Women in Leather International and Dallas Fresh Leather. Tyesha believes that evolution does not happen without knowledge of the past, neither does it truly evolve fully without the help and creativity of the future. She knows that wisdom and foresight have no age limit. When people understand this, history will be repeated less, solutions will be achieved faster and the Elders will have the ability to go on vacation. She is grateful for the mentors and close friends and family that continue to help the growth of her Identity and journey.

Leatherati Woof Series: Socialize! Oh, the places you’ll go…Online and Offline!

Editor's Note: I've compiled a list of website pages of which if, regardless whether or not one is new or seasoned to the pup culture; you can start socializing online with the various pup clubs, contests, and communities. Then once you connect with them online, pup out, mosh out, hang out with your fellow pup and handlers friends offline! Don't see your event, contest or club listed?? Email me at tyesha@leatherati.com and you will be added!

By |October 22nd, 2014|Clubs, Community, Contests, News|0 Comments

Leatherati Woof Series! Welcome to the Mosh Pit!

"Here at Leatherati, it is my goal to showcase as many aspects of the Leather, BDSM and Kink Communities. Our community is diverse with a plethora of sub groups- one being the pups and Handlers/Trainers. The pup community has been around for decades, and in recent years an influx of individuals joining this subgroup has propelled this subculture to the forefront nationally. New local clubs, social media groups and contests have sprung from in various cities across the country. The pup community, like all of our other sub communities, is not without its challenges."

By |October 1st, 2014|Community, Current Affairs|0 Comments

Leatherati Woof! Week: Call for Contributions

 

Leatherati  Woof! Series, will be making its debut starting the first full week in October 5-11. Leatherati needs your  help to pull this amazing week off!  Here is a little of what we need:

Clubs:
All pup and handler clubs can submit info about their clubs and members. A short feature for each club will be accepted. What […]

By |August 25th, 2014|Community, News|0 Comments

Leatherati S-E-X Series: The Intimacy of Leather

by Tyesha Best
 

When our proud Leatherfolk talk about our culture, especially in our speeches and in social media rants, we talk about brotherhood and sisterhood and our bonds that hold us together. We lament at times about the lack of integrity and honor from some of our peers. We turn noses up at irresponsibility […]

By |August 9th, 2014|Opinion, People|0 Comments

Let’s Talk About S-E-X! Leatherati Series Call for Submissions

Let’s Talk About S-E-X!- Call for Submissions
Our next Leatherati Series will be about SEX! When introducing what our Leatherati S-E-X Series will be, we first must define our subject.

Taken from several dictionaries, sex is defined as:
Sex (seks)
Noun- 1. Physical activity in which people touch each other’s bodies, kiss each other, etc: physical activity that […]

By |June 23rd, 2014|News|3 Comments

Never Say Never Book Review- A Call to Explore More!

Never Say Never- Tips, Tricks and Erotic Inspiration For Lovers, grasps at your hand and guides you through exploring how sex can be when thinking outside of the box. Starting at the simpler fetishes and heading towards the deeper, edgier fetishes including 24/7 submission. Never Say Never, a diverse anthology, teaches you that exploring […]

By |June 20th, 2014|Books, News, Opinion|0 Comments

Leatherati Presents: HIV/AIDS Series

Welcome to Leatherati’s newest series: HIV/AIDs. In this series you will hear from a select few individuals of our Leather Community who offer their personal stories, views on the newest medications available, the controversies surrounding PrEP and more. These group of individuals opened up their hearts, their time and very deep emotions concerning this […]

By |May 5th, 2014|Community, Current Affairs, News|1 Comment

50 Shades of Kink-A Solid Starting Point For New Kinksters

Tristan Taormino has written a near pamphlet sized book divulging some of the most absolutely necessary concepts needed to navigate kink, for those fresh perverts seeking to navigate BDSM with ease and confidence. 50 Shades of Kink, is a sex-positive introduction of the more artistic passions of sexual activity that allows for a bite-sized […]

By |May 3rd, 2014|Books, Entertainment, News|0 Comments

LA&M to Show “Family Tree” Exhibit in June

The Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M) will be featuring a two-part exhibition starting on June 13th lasting 6-months till mid-December. A Leatherwoman of many talents, Hromovy, will be the featured artist as the LA&M makes room for her work, “Family Tree”, a fresh photographic portrayal of our Leatherfolk.
Hromovy’s “Family Tree” is an installation piece […]

By |May 1st, 2014|Art, Entertainment, News|0 Comments

Leathermen Paper Dudes Book Oozes of Leather Yumminess!

 

Leathermen Paper Dudes is a fun companion to Thom Magister’s Biker Bar: Bikes, Beer & Boys, of which if you haven’t purchased sexy work, you should! Magister once again shows his talent of camera and Photoshop expertise, creating an enjoyable collector’s book that portrays Leathermen as paper dolls. These paper man dolls come with […]

By |April 26th, 2014|Opinion|0 Comments

April 27th Deadline Approaches for Next Leatherati Series!

 

Leatherati’s Next Series will be on HIV/AIDS. The GLBT community was very heavily affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which resulted in extraordinary losses of many of our brothers, sisters, club members, clubs and history in a very short period of time. Though we have come a long way since its first discovery decades ago, […]

By |April 22nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Erotic Evangelist Lee Harrington Set to Release New Shibari Book

Though he calls himself a nerd and others call his work Erotic Macramé or Shibari, I call him an Erotic Evangelist-a world traveler, teaching the gospels of sexuality and spirituality, working endlessly to erase boundaries and stigmas separating the two. Lee Harrington is releasing his catechism on more advanced Shibari that answers all the questions […]

By |February 22nd, 2014|Books, Interviews|0 Comments