Live from IMsL 2016

Join the amazing Deborah Hoffman-Wade live this weekend at IMsL! Plus we'll have awesome photos to come from Photo Jan.

By | April 15th, 2016|Events, News|0 Comments

IMsL 2015 Speaks on Forgiveness in Lupercalia Keynote

""Im about to tell you a very personal, a very real story. Bare with me, as my face may leak. I was physically abused as a child which led me to drugs and alcohol at a very young age. My mother always got involved with these ridiculous relationships which were never healthy for her or her children. She was an alcoholic and I watched her deteriorate during my early teens. So, I was a mom to her other kids.""

By | February 13th, 2016|News, Opinion, People|0 Comments

IMsL 2015 Winner Pics

What a contest! Thanks PhotoJan for the great pics of our amazing new IMsL Sarge and IMsBB slave Tabitha.

By | April 12th, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments

Live at IMsL 2015

Leatherati's own Deborah Hoffman Wade and Luna Bear are live IMsL with tons of pics of Photo Jan being posted all weekend. Check it out here

By | April 10th, 2015|Contests, Events, News|0 Comments

Beyond Judging

by Tyesha Best Even as many use the title holding system to obtain their platform and their voice, we have started to question how heavily we rely on this system for activists and leaders for our community. One of the most important components of the title holding system is our judges. Judges are chosen based [...]

By | January 15th, 2015|Community, Contests, Opinion, People|1 Comment

Interview with Pat Baille and Sharrin Spector

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 [...]

By | June 6th, 2014|Events US, Interviews|1 Comment

NWLC Keynote by Liza’s slave, Jody

Keynote Speech for NWLC 2014 by Liza’s slave, Jody I’d like to thank Erich and, yes, Ms. Margaret, for giving me the opportunity to speak today.  Thank you all for taking time out of your weekend to listen to me.  I am truly humbled.  And, thank you to my Mistress, Liza, for allowing me to [...]

By | May 19th, 2014|Community, Events, Events US, News|1 Comment

High Shine “Preview”

On Friday April 25, 2014, at the IMsL Weekend Opening Event, Christina K. Court shared with the audience the first 16 minutes of the upcoming feature-length documentary, "High Shine: 15 years of International Ms Bootblack." If you missed it--or were elsewhere--watch this sneak preview! Note: there is very mild nudity and sexual/erotic content, so this [...]

By | April 27th, 2014|Film, Interviews|0 Comments

IMsL 2014 Patty and IMsBB 2014 Dara!

Congratulations to Patty from Toronto, Canada IMsL 2014! Congratulations to Dara from Portland, Oregon, IMsBB 2014!

By | April 26th, 2014|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Interview with Nerine – IMsL 2014 Contestant

We dropped in at the Eagle SF recently and met up with Nerine, Ms SF Leather 2012. She's competing for IMsL this year and had some great insights to share with us.

By | April 25th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Interview with Jennifer – IMsL 2014 Contestant

Get ready cause the first-ever Ms Iowa Leather is ready to take IMsL by storm! I was able to get some one-on-one time with Jennifer Allen talking about her Iowa title and her run for the International sash.

By | April 25th, 2014|Contests, Interviews|0 Comments

International Ms Leather Begins!

IMsL 2014 is under way! Leland Carina, Deborah Hoffman-Wade and slave elizabeth are all on hand for the weekend event at its all new location in San Jose, CA. We'd also like to welcome Photo Jan who'll be taking pics for Leatherati all weekend. Be sure to check out all the IMsL and IMsBB contestant [...]

By | April 24th, 2014|Contests, Events US|1 Comment