Blue has been teaching and performing Rope Bondage since 2012. In June 2017, she opened VoxBody Studio, the Bay Area’s first rope-dedicated venue, and launched a yearlong in-house core curriculum for students to move from beginner through to suspension. Her core belief about rope bondage is that the ties and knots are one part of a much bigger picture that includes focus on communication skills, consent practices, body awareness and anatomy, and energetics/how we show up for each other.
Blue is an enthusiastic switch, and believes rope education should address both sides of the rope.
Find more about Blue:
IG: @miss_true_blue and @voxbody
Dr. Wang Newton
“Dr. Wang” Newton is a Taiwanese-born American performance artist specializing in the art of drag. Assigned female at birth and presently non-binary, Wang takes on hyper-masculine theatrical expression. After 16 years of performing, Wang is considered a prominent king (voted one of the top 25 in the world). Time Out New York says, “You’ve never seen anything like the joyously mad drag king Wang Newton. The self-aware entertainer [is] a cross breed of a perverse Benny Hill and a Japanese game show acid trip”. From the birth of the drag persona, Wang has been simultaneously facilitating meditative breathwork and producing diverse big stage variety shows. Wang presently co-produces @Sacred.Wounds and resides in LA and NYC.
Jaki Griot (they/them) is a Black queer sex & kink educator since 2007 from Baltimore MD. They organized munches and events for Black and Brown folx locally in the DMV area for six years. They hosted for BlackBeat, Weekend Reunion, and Unity Munch, which were national Black focused BDSM lifestyle events. They are a member of WOCSHN (Women of Color Sexual Heath Network) and a storyteller at the Leather Library. They are the Unruly LA chapter head, a leather club for BIPOC women and folx. They had a two year run as editor of the longest running publication for people of color in kink titled Perverts of Color Zine. They run @pervertsofcolor on Instagram.
Jordan Wolan is a hypnotherapist, energy worker and cannabis-assisted psychedelic guide based in Los Angeles. Her passion is in helping her clients release old stuck patterns and achieve their personal and professional goals. Jordan works with a variety of populations and diverse lifestyles, with special attention given to underrepresented communities including the LGBTQ+, sex-worker and kink communities.
More info at: JordanWolan.com | @jordanwolancht on Insta
Lou Alchemy is a butch Top with an infectious energy. Lou is an exhibitionist, and a self-described “ham” who loves to put on a show. Lou is a sadist with a deep love of high protocol, 24/7 power exchange, and macgyver-ing kinky implements. She came into the Leather BDSM scene later in her life, and so took every class she could find, and participated in 12 months of formal training.
Luna Matatas is a Sex and Pleasure Educator with over 10 years of experience teaching sexual health and empowerment workshops. She celebrates body confidence, self-adoration and building shame-free pleasure in and out of the bedroom. Luna created Peg the Patriarchy® and Meditate Medicate Masturbate brands as part of her line of sex-positive and feminist merchandise.
Marla Renee Stewart, MA
Marla Renee Stewart, MA is a professional sexologist, speaker, author and sexual strategist. She is the owner of Velvet Lips, a sexuality education company, as well as Contract Liberation, a company focused on research for non-profit groups. She also is a Lecturer at Clayton State University, teaching Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. As the Co-Founder of the Sex Down South Conference, Marla aims to bring diverse groups together to learn and share their experiences in the essence of being authentic and fostering sexual liberation across communities. Marla has studied human sexuality for over 20 years, has educated over 30,000 people in over 14 years, given over 500 workshops, and have served over 100 clients in her private practice, all around the world. She has had her influence in the media, as well; she has written over 200 articles, featured in over 30 magazines and books, and has been on over 70 podcasts and independent television shows. She was featured on Netflix’s Trigger Warning with Killer Mike and VH1’s Love & HipHop Atlanta. In addition, she also sits on the Boards for SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! and is on the Community Advisory Board of the Diverse Sexualities and Research Education Institute. She co-wrote her first book, The Ultimate Guide to Seduction & Foreplay (2020) with Dr. Jessica O’Reilly and is currently writing a chapter and co-editing An Intersectional Approach to Sex Therapy, coming in 2021.
Trailblazing educator, sexologist, artist, and irritant to banality, Midori founded Rope Dojo and ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Intensive. She penned the first English instruction book on Shibari titled, “Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage” in 2001, paving the way to the popularity of rope. Dan Savage calls her the “Super Nova of Kink,” while others affectionately call her Auntie Midori for her cool, tell-it-like-it-is, funny, reality-based teaching.
She is also the author of “Wild Side Sex,” “Master Han’s Daughter,” and “Silk Threads.” www.PlanetMidori.com During this pandemic, learn, laugh and enjoy her special online classes, events and art at www.patreon.com/PlanetMidori
Coaching and Private Sexological Consultations: www.PlanetMidori.com
Mistress Justine Cross
Mistress Justine Cross is a professional BDSM consultant and lifestyle Dominatrix based in Los Angeles. She is the owner of both Dungeon East and Dungeon West, Los Angeles’s premiere dungeon studios, which have been used for high-profile photo and video shoots.
With over 10 years’ experience as a lifestyle Dominatrix and BDSM consultant, Mistress Justine’s expertise and creativity has been called on for dozens of radio and video productions. She has appeared as herself on Funny or Die’s Five in a Row, A&E’s Sex Life, Lifetime’s Little Women and VH1’s Hip Hop Hollywood. Justine has acted as a consultant for GQ, the film Bound and Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel” video. She has appeared on numerous podcasts including Savage Love, Dear Prudie and American Sex and for a number of campaigns and projects for major brands such an educational intro to BDSM series for Yandy. Internationally recognized and followed, she keeps a dynamic travel schedule (pre-COVID) and has consulted with clients, appeared in photo shoots, and overseen projects all over the world.
mx. ruby is a queer and genderqueer hard femme. she has nearly 15 years of experience in BDSM and kink spaces. mx. ruby was a founding member of the Against the Wall / Contre le Muir collective, throwing queer play parties and events in Montreal. she has a degree in sexuality studies from Concordia University in Montreal, and pursued graduate level work at NYU in this field as well.
Queen Ana Algos
Queen Ana Algos identifies as an Ethically Polyamourous, Sadomasochistic, Pansexual, Black, Leather, Pro-Dominantrix, Collared Submissive, and Top Heavy Switch. Queen Ana is based in Southern California and works out of Sanctuary Studios LAX, where she does sessions and hosts BDSM events. She is also Ms. Sanctuary Leather 2020 and 2021. As a Professional BDSM worker, Queen Ana enjoys talking to clients through SextPanther and NiteFlirt. As a Lifestyle, she enjoys constructing creative, personalized moments with her play partners. Queen Ana enjoys teaching because she enjoys talking to people and helping others feel welcomed and safe. BDSM education should not be a secret and she excels at making people feel accepted, important, and at helping people understand they have power, no matter what side of the slash they may be.
Sharon Pink is a kinky leatherFemme, Portuguese/ Polish, queer, survivor, polyamorous, priestess, lover of the ecstatic. She lives on Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil Waututh territory, aka Vancouver and misses Tongva land, aka Los Angeles, so much.
So Cal Creatures
SoCal Creatures is a Queer-founded, Female/NB-led, inclusive pet play community in Los Angeles for those of all intersections of identity and human animal species. Learn more about us at www.SoCalCreatures.com!
Sunny Megatron is a sexuality educator and media personality. She’s the host and executive producer of the Showtime original television series, SEX with Sunny Megatron, plus co-hosts the AASECT Award winning American Sex Podcast and Open Deeply Podcast. Sunny is a Certified Sex Educator and Relationship Coach plus was voted XBIZ 2021 Sexpert of the Year and Kinkly’s Sex Blogging Superhero of 2017. She’s been featured in Cosmo, Playboy, Buzzfeed, CNN, and more plus is a contributing editor of XBIZ Premiere Magazine and a regular columnist for Sexual Health Magazine. In her sell-out sex and kink workshops, Sunny’s unique brand of “edutainment” seamlessly combines her humorous lecturing style, interactive exercises, and the latest sexuality research. Sunny’s passion is helping people become their authentic, sexual selves by learning to overcome shame and shed inhibitions. As a lifestyle BDSM enthusiast, much of her work centers around normalizing alternative sexual practices and ending sexual stigma.
Mistrexx Wiley Wolfe (she/they) is a Gay, Genderqueer, Ethically Polyamorous Primal Daddy based in Los Angeles. She is the Co-Founder of SoCal Creatures, an inclusive pet play group; Quench, a monthly LGBTQIA+ munch; and created the Wolfe Academy of Kink, an online kink education series. She has also taught for Sanctuary LAX, Wicked Grounds, Dyke Day LA, Black Thorn/Sacred Muse, DomCon LA, Dungeon East, and more.
Discover more about her at www.WorshipWileyWolfe.com