IMsL – Patty
Patty is a kinky butch dyke switch who has been involved in the Leather Community for over 13 years. Born and raised in upstate NY, Patty has been happily transplanted in Toronto for over 8 years where she is a dual Canadian-US citizen and lives with her super hot wife. She is honoured to hold the titles of International Ms Leather 2014, Ms Leather Toronto 2014 and Ms Northbound Leather 2013.
Patty was on the board of the So You Want to Be Kinky educational series, ran the Surge Event Series for leather/kinky women and trans people in Toronto, and created the “Surge: Images of Power & Pleasure” calendar as a fundraiser for the Toronto based charity, Rainbow Railroad. She has presented workshops on mummification and spanking and has co-hosted experiential “novice nights”. As IMsL, she continues to travel and connect with leather, rubber, puppy, pony and kinky folks of all persuasions and promotes the work of the International Ms Leather Foundation and contest.
She was the 2012 winner of the Heart of the Flag Federation Volunteer of the Year Award, is a member of the Heart of the Flag Federation and the Vajra Leather Family, and is Mama’s Canadian Uncle Patty.
IMsBB – Dara
Dara has been honored to earn the titles of Oregon State Bootblack 2013 and International Ms Bootblack 2014. With a history that spans 20 years of formal teaching experience, s/he holds a PhD in German culture and language, though Dara now self-identifies as a recovering academic and works as a licensed massage therapist. S/he has been in BDSM since 2005, began learning leather care in his first service relationship, and the love of leather paired with service led Dara to bootblacking in the Leather community. In Portland, Dara is an active bootblack, a Bad Girl, a dynamic bottom, and partnered to another Leather traveler, Leatheraven. Dara has been a PDX Bootblack since its inception in early 2010. For the last four years, working together with the PDX Bootblacks at Kinkfest, thousands has been raised for local and national charities. Additionally, s/he is active in the Leather community as a Bad Girls board member of several years and colors holder. S/he has taught bootblacking and leather care as well as trigger point play for the Boot Weekend, Boot Day, Decadence Dungeon, the Coastal Munch, and Bad Girls.