"The happiness flows as we exchange our travel stories, share the judges table, sit with each other in our classes, and help with fundraisers. But what happens when we come home from our social and political activities, close our front doors and rely on our virtual and local surroundings? The number of suicides has our community both surprised and alarmed. What can we do to strengthen the connections with each other? What can we do to be there for each other during times of duress and sadness? The mental health of our community has become a hot topic and now, there are two positive causes that are developing in our community when it comes to addressing mental health and suicides in our community: We Are Here Suicide Hotline and 'Project Touch Base'."
"Hello there. I am Pup Mischief. I am one of the puppies of SEA-PAH up here in Seattle Washington. Around this time two years ago I was living in Pennsylvania with my brother and some friends and I was down at my best friend Michelle's house. Her son was watching shows on demand provided through their cable company. He started watching National Geographic's Taboo and I was intrigued by all of the different things that were on the show. "
"Christopher Roth or Tyger or Papa Wolf or Papa Woof as he is known by those close to him, has been active in the community since the early 80’s and finding the Puppy Community in 1986 though his Mentor, Master Michael. Growing up in Dayton OH, then moving to Houston TX and finally landing in Saint Louis in 1999 where he took his activity in the community to all new levels. Active in and worked with such groups as the Texas Gay Rodeo Association as an officer at both the local and state level."
"Above all I consider myself a Leatherman. I love the look, smell, feel of leather. Which has brought me into various kinks, such as boot-blacking and flogging. Even animal play, specifically pup play. The latter is something that I would have never thought that I'd have gotten into."
"Hails from Vancouver BC in the Northwest Region. Pup Figaro currently holds the title of International Puppy 2015, is Alpha Pup in the Wruff Pack and has been owned by his Daddy since 2008. Figaro is a Border Collie and as such can be found herding the local pups and Handlers to events. After moving from San Francisco, he found that he very much missed the close-knit SF pup community."
Check out this interview with Tobin Britton! Tobin has a long history of involvement with the leather community in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Listen in to find out about his recent experience as a judge for IML and what to look forward to from Blackout Leather Productions coming up in August.
More information about Oregon […]
Now that IMsL 2014 is under the belt with new producers, new location, new logo (the jury is still out for some) and a definite new energy – it’s time to take a minute to hear from Pat Baille and Sharrin Spector who took over the venerable women’s event in the wake of embezzlement revelations […]
Jay Falcon is fulfilling a lifelong dream.
This Memorial Day Weekend, he will be traveling to Chicago to compete at International Mr. Leather–International Mister Bootblack, the most prestigious contest in the Leather world. “I don’t know if I’ll win,” he says honestly, “I’ll be putting my best boot forward.”
Put your money on those words. Anyone who […]
Check out our interview with Bootblack Kai
How did you get started bootblacking?
It started out as just doing leather for my Sir but then a bootblack at South Plains Leather Fest noticed me watching and invited me over to show me everything she was doing… the act itself is hot but the comradery is what […]
We ran in to bootblack Thompson at South Plains Leatherfest (awesome event btw) and did a different kind of “interview”. Very up close and personal, and maybe just a little nasty. Check it out below!
Check out this interview with IMBB 2014 Contestant boy erik.
How do you get started boot blacking?
I would have to say going to Private School started me on my road to being a boot black without even knowing it at the time. My footwear was always required to be polished, my uniforms always […]