Judges Panel 2018

Alex Lindsey / Head Judge (Leather)

Bio coming soon

slave Tabitha / Head Judge (Bootblack)  / IMsBB 2015

slave tabitha met her one and only Master over fourteen years ago and has never looked back! she is SouthwesLeather Bootblack 2009 and International Ms Bootblack (IMsBB) 2015. slave tabitha is the first transgender woman to earn the title in a 30 years of International Ms Leather (IMsL) organization.  she ran for the title to increase the visibility of transgender women in the leather/kink community. slave tabitha currently is serving on the IMsL Foundation Board. During her title year she travelled over 50,000 miles to represent the IMsL/IMsBB organization at local, regional, national, and international events. She is the founder of #AskMe for transgender awareness.  slave tabitha serves as team lead for the bootblack lounge and is the  graphic designer for Southwest Leather Conference. her artistic, sexual and spiritual expressions are wonderful experiences that she enjoys during her bootblacking exchanges. slave tabitha’s artistry also takes form in donating her design skills for organizations and individuals in the leather/kink community; including Leatherati.com, the Women’s Leather History Program at LA&M, Midwest Bootblack Roundup, and Southern Sole. slave tabitha was honored to receive the Mr. Phoenix Leather 2013 Community Unsung Hero Award and the SWLC Volunteer of the Year award for 2014.

Aisia Jones / aka Girl Complex  / International Ms. Leather 2017

Girl Complex is the current International Ms. Leather 2017. A self described proud black feminist and womanist. Growing up in San Diego, Girl Complex had to dissect racial relations all while riding a skateboard and boogie boarding. She spent some time trying to understand why her friends had messed up views of black people when they knew her (she blames white supremacy). A product of her environment, Girl Complex has been able to define what it means to be a black, kinky girl on her own terms. Crafting her ideas of blackness from rap videos and television, she is the perfect mix of fun and “What you’re not going to do is”. Her trigger words are “divisive” and “Well, Actually” You can catch her sunbathing and listening to Yacht Rock, or watching anime in Oakland, CA, or you can lowkey stalk her instagram @Girl_Complex, Twitter @YourGirlComplex and Facebook Aisia Jones.

Lady Master Judge
Bio & Pic coming soon

Naria / SCLW 2012- 2013
Lei B. Jordan (Naria ) is Southern California Leather Woman (SCLW) 2013, and Ms. San Diego Leather 2002.  She is a longtime Radical Sex Perv Poly Daddy who has been involved in the Queer BDSM Community for 32 years as a practitioner, organizer, activist, and educator in the Kinky Arts. She co-founded two Women’s-only leather groups in Washington, DC–Lesborados and S/Mazons. She was a co-founder, editor, and writer for the collectively published “Black Leather…In Color” and was the facilitator of the Women’s BDSM Rap in San Diego from 2007-2014. She was also the Co-facilitator for the Women’s BDSM Forum in the Modesto/Central Valley area from 2004-2006. A writer, national speaker and presenter, photographer, and fancier of Fine Fierce Femme Women, Naria is a relentless sex educator, a misunderstood yet flaming Pisces, a true Water Tiger, and always enjoys pushing the envelope–as often as possible! She resides in San Diego with her wife, Bikkja Amy, 4 cats and 2 dogs, and a household of assorted pervs.

Teagan / SouthWest Bootblack 2017
Teagan is a Bootblack based out of Oakland, CA. She is the current Southwest Leather Bootblack 2017.  As a child before church, she shined a pair of shoes and it was under her father’s watchful eye. These days her skills are being put to more salacious uses. Upon joining the Leather community and discovering that taking care of leather could be about more than just basic maintenance, she began exploring the eroticism surrounding leather care. In 2013, she began to hone her craft starting with caring for the leathers of her close friends and lovers. In 2015, she decided to undertake more formal skills training. Once she was working on her own, she began to develop an identity as a spiritual bootblack. She views herself as a healer. Mixing sage oil in with some of her products she seeks to purify both the leather and its owner during their time in her stand. She enjoys serving her community as a skilled bootblack, organizer and volunteer. She’s worked at major events including International Ms Leather, Leather HEAT, Dore Alley, and The Folsom Street Fair. She’s also worked as a coordinator for bootblacks at ‘The Playground’ at Folsom Street Fair and Dark Odyssey: Surrender. In 2016, she had the honor of being appointed the title of Southern California Bootblack 2016.

Clifton Tatum / Mr. Palm Springs 2015

Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Center, Juvenile Division.

He was first was introduced to the San Francisco leather community back in 2002 cruising SF Eagle Bar, Powerhouse Bar, Loading Dock Bar and Daddy’s Bar. It was that year he was introduced to Mama Sandy Reinhardt of Mama’s Family. Shortly after meeting her and receiving her blessings she invited him to join her family as “Mamas Peace Officer” #404 and enlisted him in her volunteer efforts. Clifton has received a Folsom Street Events Award and recognition for volunteer work at both Folsom St. Fair and Dore Alley. 
  He continues to work in the leather community as a mentor, consultant and member of Palm Springs Leather order of the Desert as 2016-17 Treasurer.

Clifton, as Mr. Palm Springs Leather, raised over $20,000 through numerous events throughout Palm Springs.  The recipient of his work include:  The Trevor Project, A suicide hotline for LGBTQ Youth; For the Children, A foster/adoptive parent support group in the Coachella Valley; The Center, LGBT Suicide Prevention& Anti-Bullying Presentation in the Classroom; American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. They focus on research, 
prevention and education, advocacy and public policy and support; Sanctuary Palm Springs, Provides a home for youth in foster care who are self-
identified as LGBT, inter-sex or questioning.

“I’ve come to learn that the Leather community is more than HOT men and women cruising a bar and drinking, but a community made up of many families that supported each other through fund raising, entertainment, emotional and physical support.”

TBD/ TBD

Bio & Pic coming soon

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