Danie is an out and proud queer switchy pervert recently transplanted to the Atlanta area from DC. For more than 18 years she has been scratching her service itch by teaching, volunteering and working to build relationships within the Leather and Kink communities. Danie has presented a number of classes spreading the love of dressing for pleasure, spanking and other topics. She can also be found organizing and hostessing at Dungeon 101 at The Crucible and is very active in her various communities.
Herb has been out and active in the lifestyle since 2002 when he joined The Group on an outing to see “Secretary”. He had been on the fringes before that and has been in and out since. In that time he been a collared submissive and engaged in a variety of forms of physical play. He has taught and staffed Submissive Journey Weekend and been the service bitch to the SELF vendor room.
Keira is a queer poly submissive woman new to the Atlanta area. She is board member for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and has been working as their volunteer director for six years. In her vanilla life, she is a personal trainer and lives with her husband, his girlfriend, and their two dogs.
Keira has previously presented at Floating World, COPE, NOBLE in New Orleans,
Le Bon Temps in Mobile AL, and SMART in Biloxi MS.
kel (aka adorkelble) is a pragmatic yet hopeful first mate creating a niche for her skill set and instinctive inclinations on the right side of the slash. While she’s only been actively involved within the community for five years, kel brings an engineers brain, long-form improv training, and service heart to the table, along with a bit of irreverence, a general willingness to ask questions and a more than her share of bricks. A member of the Atlanta community, kel currently serves as one of the coordinators for the Bottoms Up! Munch and as secretary of the MAsT: Atlanta Metro.
Maisha Aza is a queer black witch, healer, polyamorous leather girl, co-parent of two teens and ecstatic lover of life. She erotically weaves her black queer lesbian activist roots, spirituality, shamanic practices, BDSM and bodywork, to co-create intuitive healing sessions. Maisha’s light-hearted, deeply accepting, down-to-earth and empathic nature, makes her private consultations and public engagements especially powerful and deeply transformational! Maisha’s passion is sharing the erotic integration of spirituality, sexuality, and embodiment with others through her intimate workshops and consultations in her community, around the country, and around the world. Maisha is an ordained Tribal Shaman Minister certified in Integrated Healing Arts, Tantra Sacred Intimacy, Shamanic Reiki II, and Massage Therapy; and holds a master’s degree in Social Work. She is the Founder of “A Life Alive Consulting” and “Black Girl Tantra” http://www.alifealiveconsulting.com, in Atlanta, GA.
Mags is a gender fluid, demisexual, pansexual, sadomasochist, owned amazon slave, pony owner and so much more. What you see is what you get! With over 25 years involved in BDSM she truly believes there is still more to learn each day! Mags is a passionate educator, active member of the Atlanta Bottoms Up Munch (B.U.M.) committee, Producer for SUBMIT Atlanta and an active member of Recovery in the Lifestyle (RitL). She is hearing impaired so please do not be offended if you are asked to repeat something or Mags seems to not have heard you. Her pronouns vary but mostly she/her and they/them are used.
Mags has previously taught at: Submissive Journey Weekend (Pigeon Forge, TN), Atlanta Mentors Coalition, SUBMIT Atlanta, 1763 (Atlanta, GA), Bottoms Up Munch (Atlanta, GA), Frolicon (Atlanta, GA), Southeast Leather Fest (Atlanta, GA), Fall Flirtations (Atlanta, GA), MAKK- Marietta Acworth Kennesaw Kink Munch (Atlanta, GA), Female Sub’s Munch (Atlanta, GA) and Atlanta Regional Critters.
With a large conglomeration of interests from spirituality, environmental studies, homesteading, Dr. Who, sci-fi, anthropology, psychology, music, reading odd scientific studies, death and grief in modern society, cars and so much more have all shaped much of who she is and how she serves. Mags likes to say that she brings a very odd set of skills to the table for her Master and her Daddy. Fortunately, they both like her weird! Mags is very keen about education and is an autodidact, a mentor, as well as a protégé and student herself. She believes that there are always opportunities to learn and grow, no matter how long we have been around!
Alex (or Gayla depending on when and where you met) is a gender queer, poly, switch. There are plenty of other labels but it tends to get complicated so, please ask (As an aside, either name and he or she is fine!)!~ Alex became active in the BDSM community in 2001 after a number of years in a more private setting. Together with the owner for the last 10+ years, Sir Nicholas, they have presented &/or volunteered, emceed & judged at clubs and events throughout AL, GA, most of the rest of the south east and beyond. After having served in multiple leadership roles for C.A.P.E. (Montgomery, AL), Alex joined the SELF board in 2007-2012. Alex currently helps coordinate the volunteers for Frolicon for the past 5 years & continues to find joy in it. Alex’s boy, Frankie, has been in service for over 7 years and when not balancing two partners, two kids, a full time job and random other things, Alex is a list maker, craft addict, dances with the Firefly Nights Belly Dance Troupe, teaches yoga and considers color coded spreadsheets a fetish. Besides the ‘nilla stuff, Alex enjoys rough body play, all things sharp & pointy, & mind fucks from either side of the equation.
Phoenix started her kinky journey in 2000 and got involved in the Atlanta community in 2006. Since then, she’s been involved in many groups including Sadistic Engineering, MAsT, BUM, and WiLA. She has previously taught at Submissive Journey Weekend, BUM and SUBMIT.
SenorBowtie has been in the community for 4 years now and is currently in a long term M/s dynamic. He has previously taught at Fall Flirtations and is currently working on developing new classes.
Scarlett is a 42 year old, cisgender hetero-flexible slave. Introduced to the lifestyle two decades ago. She spent the first 10 years wondering what all the fuss was with the “public lifestyle”. After 10 years in the hearty Atlanta scene she knows the answer. She started volunteering with Sadistic Engineering which led to leading the first Little’s program for Frolicon for 3 years and a seat on the Whippersnapper’s board which she proudly retired from at the ripe age of 40. She co-founded SUBMIT (a yearly Atlanta based s-type only 2 – day event) in 2015. While teaching has always found it’s way into her life, clearly it is facilitating the learning of others that really yanks her chain. Her current self-improvement goals include growing her self-care skills, Acceptance Therapy, Belly Dancing, Paper-Mache taxidermy and hanging with her “Producer” posse. She has embraced being single and is very busy living the most important love story of her life, learning some pyramids are meant to be climbed alone.
talina has been in the lifestyle for over 20 years, and has been owned by Master Zarius since 2004, in a 24/7 Master/slave home. Their household model is based upon Gorean principles, including strong integrity, leadership and disciplinary practices, while leaving the fantasy elements of Gor behind. It is their goal for all participants in the house to be free to express themselves in a positive manner, putting forth ideas respectfully, and for each to participate in his/her own personal growth. They push each member to achieve their highest potential, while respecting personal boundaries.
A trained facilitator, talina has traveled to many parts of the country teaching classes on emotional intelligence, accountability, and life fulfillment. She has attended the MTTA slave training program, and staffs several events each year designed for s-type folks.
Many years of experience as a Little Letter Person has taught talina a multitude of skills in how to lead by example, rather than by directive. Emotional Intelligence and Personal Quality Awareness are key principles by which talina lives her life, and encourages others to find within themselves. Always eager to help those who wish to find more fun and fulfillment in their lives, talina can be found teaching and attending many large and small BDSM lifestyle events each year.