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 on […]

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|0 Comments

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 speak here […]

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 interviews […]

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

Interview with Flossie – IMsL 2014 Contestant

Now, through the magic of Skype, Leatherati Co-Editor in Chief Leland Carina, spends some quality time with Flossie, a contender for IMsL 2014.

By |April 24th, 2014|Contests, Interviews|0 Comments

Interview with SubMissAnn – IMsL 2014 Contestant

Leland Carina, Leatherati Co-Editor in Chief, continues our conversation with IMsL 2014 aspirants in this interview with SubMissAnn.

By |April 24th, 2014|Contests, Interviews|0 Comments

Interview with Patty – IMsL 2014 Contestant

The leather scene in Toronto is pretty awesome and they have recently resurrected the Ms Leather Toronto title. We have not one but two interviews with Patty Ms Leather Toronto, one with Canada Editor JJ Deogracias, which was filmed just after her title win, and the second with Co-Editor in Chief Leland Carina.


By |April 24th, 2014|Contests, Events US, Interviews|0 Comments

International Ms Leather and Ms Bootblack Contest Weekend

"It is time to select the next Leatherwomen who have the courage to represent us with a vision and show us the diversity of our leather community and announce the International Ms Leather (IMsL) 2014 Weekend! Twenty eight women have stood up and served their communities as International Ms Leather (IMsL). Another 15 women have stepped up to be International Ms Bootblack (IMsBB). We are pleased to release the dates, new location and welcome everyone to the next step in the evolution that is IMsL/IMsBB."

By |April 24th, 2014|0 Comments