August 26, 2014
Want To Help IMsBB 2014 Dara Spread Her Boot Love Throughout the US, Canada & Beyond (Including Germany)?

Help Dara share their passion with the World!

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August 25, 2014
SF Citadel Presents Transmission! This Friday, 8/29, @ 8 pm!

Date: Friday, 8/29
Time: 8 pm-1 am
Location: SF Citadel
Address: 181 Eddy Street (near Taylor)
Cost: $25, volunteer for an hour and get in FREE!
Dress Code: Whatever makes you feel sexy!

SF Citadel presents TransMission, an event for trans people and our friends. Be you transgender, transsexual, gender queer, gender fluid, gender fucked, gender free, gender non-conforming, or simply a friend of trans folks, you are welcome. Bring your toys and your diabolical imaginations, and dress whatever way makes you feel sexy! For this night, trans people are no longer the minority, but instead will rule the dungeon as never before.

Come sporting whatever that makes you feel hot, sexy, and ready to party, be that leather, latex, denim, punk…orwhatever that makes you ready to have a good time!

Volunteer one hour and you can get in FREE! To sign up for a volunteer shift, or if you have any questions please e-mail sftransmission@gmail.com.

SF Citadel Presents Transmission! This Friday, 8/29, @ 8 pm!

Date: Friday, 8/29
Time: 8 pm-1 am
Location: SF Citadel
Address: 181 Eddy Street (near Taylor)
Cost: $25, volunteer for an hour and get in FREE!
Dress Code: Whatever makes you feel sexy!

SF Citadel presents TransMission, an event for trans people and our friends. Be you transgender, transsexual, gender queer, gender fluid, gender fucked, gender free, gender non-conforming, or simply a friend of trans folks, you are welcome. Bring your toys and your diabolical imaginations, and dress whatever way makes you feel sexy! For this night, trans people are no longer the minority, but instead will rule the dungeon as never before.

Come sporting whatever that makes you feel hot, sexy, and ready to party, be that leather, latex, denim, punk…orwhatever that makes you ready to have a good time!

Volunteer one hour and you can get in FREE! To sign up for a volunteer shift, or if you have any questions please e-mail sftransmission@gmail.com.

August 22, 2014
August San Fncisco Littles Munch! End Your Summer with a Bang! Wednesday, 8/27, 6 pm, @ Wicked Grounds!

Address: 289 8th Street (near Folsom)
Cost: The cost of a drink, a treat, or shwag!
Dress Code: Casual, or whatever pleases your inner little! Those who come wearing school uniforms get extra credit!

The month’s almost through; Summer’s almost over; and it’s almost time to go back to school. Want to end break time with a BANG? Why not come hang out with your friends both old and new at this month’s San Francisco Littles Munch?

We’ve got coloring, crafts, maybe even a back-to-school story or two. Wicked Grounds has yummy treats, tasty drinks, and maybe even some naughty coloring books for those into that kind of thing ;-) Got your own favorite game or story that you want to share? That’d be awesome too. If you’re ready to have fun and want to meet otheers who love to have fun like you, then this is a munch you’re not going to want to miss!

Oh yeah! Our munch takes place in San Francisco’s only coffee shop owned by kinksters, opened for kinksters! So if you have your favorite littles clothes that you want to show off, you can feel free to come wearing it, or bring it to change into. A lot of munches are mostly about talking. This is where we actually play!

The San Francisco Littles Munch welcomes anyone who is into or curious about consensual age play between adults. So whether you identify as a big. a little, a baby, something in between, or if you’re new and trying to find what you like, if you’re looking for a fun way to spend a wednesday night this munch might just be the place for you!

August 21, 2014

Having contest prep on the brain! In that spirit, I’ve decided to devote my Ms. SF Leather contestant basket to putting the spotlight on merchants and organizations that sober kinksters, or those who want a break from thee bar scene can go to. Not that there’s anything wrong with bars. I occasionally go to events at bars myself. It’s just that leather bars and the bar scene get a lot of play in leather culture already. As a sober leather girl, I’d like to showcase some of our local institutions that kinksters who don’t drink can go to have fun.

So, sober kinksters who own businesses, who run groups, or who make stuff: I’m inviting you to donate to my contestant basket! My life as a eather person and as a person in recovery helped me figure out where I fit in the world and amplified my love for service and my love for giving back! Now I invite you to help me give back to my community! Let me know if you can contribute!

-Sailor
Ms. SF Citadel 2014

August 19, 2014
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (HBO) - YouTube

I have to say, as a mainstream TV personality who discusses current events, John Oliver is okay. I watched Some of his commentary on Ferguson and it’s better than any mainstream TV conversation I’ve seen on this. That’s really as far as I’ll go endorsing mainstream media news coverage. But there you have it.

August 16, 2014
A Little Ditty on How We Sometimes Treat People

This from yesterday…

On my way home now having had gone to an awesome program of women’s leather history, had a tasty sandwich, and just now having a rather delightful conversation with a fellow bus rider on topics ranging from how my e cigarette works, what I had for dinner, to creepy crawlies the size of a flip flop.

Looking at him, one may assume him to be a cast away from the lie that is “the American dream” and he may well be that. Regardless, he was well-mannered, inquisitive, and a wealth of experience, curiosity, and interesting stories. Really, if I didn’t have to get off the bus to go home talking to him would have been a fine way to spend the night. Yet as I was talking to this man, I saw people either literally backing away if they found themselves near him, or perhaps worse, staring at him as if he’s some zoo animal! Now, I get it. Not everyone has a long history of striking up conversations with random strangers to kill time. But to either stare or back away from someone just trying to get along like we are? Who are we to do that to someone’s who’s done no harm to us?

One of the things I take great pleasure in when going around town going about my business is observing and learning how different people are, how they live, and in that process WHO people are. I guess it comes from growing up with a whole bunch of people who are different from me, and who come from different places. As such, interacting with someone quite different from me has been an integral part of my life. I get that that’s not everyone’s history, and that some people have legit reasons to be afraid of strangers like traumatic experiences, or they simply don’t want to be talked to. But BACKING AWAY from someone who’s done nothing to you except try to strike up a conversation? Really? A simple “I really don’t feel like talking right now” or even ignoring someone if you must Will be sufficient I think.

Sometimes people just kind of disappoint me I think.

August 14, 2014
IMsL Co-Owner Pat Bailie Named Pantheon of Leather Woman of the Year!

imsleather:

pat baillie is a 61-year old queer leather boy with a heart for service. She found the leather community in 1979, but due to the Air Force, she couldn’t be out until after she retired in 1993. She won the Ms San Jose Leather 1995 and IMsL 1995 title.

Over the years, she founded Leather Women…

August 14, 2014

I realize I’ve been lagging on my puppies with bow ties posts for my “longtime fans”. So to make up for it…

August 13, 2014

"I wouldn’t say about others some of the things I say about myself."

It seems that some of those who have the hardest time with self care are also really great at taking care of others. It’s almost like there’s this voice within us telling us we don’t deserve care. Perhaps every time we try to it’s saying something like “There you are being selfish again!” Maybe the solution then is to treat ourselves as if we were someone else?

Imagine ourselves as a vulnerable small child, old person, or puppy. Our instincts would probably want us to take care of them, right? Odds are, we are probably that for someone else so maybe we can try to take care of ourselves as if we are?

Hey, whatever it takes, right?

August 13, 2014

I’m fine today. But there are times in my life when I feel broken. I don’t need you to fix me. I just need you to appreciate how I am, and how hard I’m trying in those times to hold me, and things together.

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