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The Identity Series: Leather Titleholding
with Tyesha Best
Saturday, July 25th
10:30am to 12pm Pacific
Leather contests are a unique part of BDSM culture, and are steeped in traditions with a focus on respecting history. But in recent years, the contests have been undergoing a much needed evolution to be more inclusive to growing communities, and to modernize in language and action. Tyesha Nicole Best, the Media Coordinator for International Mr Leather, will be joining us to discuss how leather titleholding is changing, and how it’s staying the same.
Tyesha Best (They/Them or She/Her) is a Queer, Blatinx, Polyamorous, Femme Presenting GenderQueer,Switch whose transformative healing is inextricably connected to their Leather and Work Career. Tyesha is Hard of Hearing, has Attention Deficit Disorder, and a Short term memory disability. They talk openly about their experiences with depression, journey of self development and work helping empower Black Queers. Tyesha speaks and writes about sex, culture, politics, their fight for racial justice, gender inclusivity, and accessibility.
They love working on policy and program development. Tyesha is an over analyzing debauchery enabler, who purports having a Masters in Black Girl Magic and a Doctorate in Civil Rebellion with an Emphasis in Staying Woke. Tyesha has a Bachelors in Music from the University of North Texas. They prioritize self care by residing in the forever blue, Broward County in Wilton Manors, Florida continuing their career as an Aeronautical Sustenance Engineer.
July Donation Recipient:
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).
We envision a world where all people have access to healing resources rooted in social justice and liberation to recover from trauma, violence, and systemic oppression. We specifically acknowledge the harm and violence perpetuated by the medical-industrial complex and actively work to both intervene directly on this system as well as create new systems of care for our communities.