PERSON OF LEATHER 2020
PERSON OF LEATHER 2019
Bri Burning (she/her and they/them) is your International Person of Leather 2020 and Northwest Person of Leather 2019! They are femme, genderqueer, queer, leather, slave, babygirl, and masochistic identified human. She has been active in the SF/Bay Area BDSM and Leather community since 2010. Their passion for self-love in their life and others grew within those years of exploration. Her journey as a presenter started in 2015 at the SF Citadel and at Dark Odyssey Surrender. She is the moderator of the SF Submissive Safe Space, a leader of the Submissive Girls Night Out group, member of SF girls of Leather, and a member of the Hard Pink Sisterhood. Her passion in kink education continuously grows in topics such as self-care, power exchange, age play, and service—which she spreads like glitter!
NIKA CHERRELLES LLC
Nika Cherrelle, is an engaging, vibrant, creative artist, educator and activist with over 25 years of experience in the Fine Arts. Classically trained in sculpture and specializing in figurative ceramics and portraiture, Nika uses the visual arts as a platform to drive home complex, layered and controversial narratives. Their works are designed to engage the viewer in conversations that challenge socially and culturally normative viewpoints around race, gender, sexuality, class and religion. Taking on topics such as indoctrination and historical prejudice by recreating stories from unexplored angles to expose longstanding impacts on society. Views of masculinity, prejudice, violence, shame, sexuality and how fear creates difference are all within the scope of their work.
Nika enjoys speaking in communities, classrooms and institutions about Art, Sexuality and Politics. Their work exists to empower and inspire people across all cultural backgrounds. By breaking down taboo,
They aim to create a world where all people feel loved, honored and respected.
Marnika Shelton is the founder and operator of Nika Cherrelle’s LLC. Nika Cherrelle’s LLC is a hybrid organization that designs and distributes unique, artisan quality, adult novelties and sex toys.
Nika Cherrelle’s LLC also has a community outreach podcast and we are launching our 2020 event series.
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Vicromos has been a member of the kink community since 2013. He made his first appearances helping Alchemy SF (now Catalyst SF) clean and set up before opening their doors to the public. He has attended The Chase for 6 years in a row, marched in San Francisco’s Pride Parade on three separate occasions, and has performed as a backup dancer in Ms. SF Leather 2015. In addition, he has volunteered many times during The Chase and at SF Citadel events. Vicromos is an avid petplayer of several species (puppy, pony, and lion), enjoys hiking, camping, videogames, photography, and leatherworking.
SaraMara is an owned and collared BDSM lifestyler, ponygirl, and arch-fetishist with a leather resume that spans over twenty years in the Greater Bay Area kink community. She enjoys some renown within the animal roleplay world as the former lead pony for the Leather Contingent in the SF Pride Parade and former principal organizer for The Chase (f.k.a. The NorCal Human Fox Hunt), the Bay Area's premiere animal role-play event. She has been involved in numerous clubs over the years in various capacities, whether organizing, presenting, or merely participating, including the Stampede, Queer Sphere, Master Scorpio's Dominance Dojo, the Exiles, Dark Odyssey, IMsL, ACLC, and SF MAsT. She was one of the original SF Rubber Girls and was a candidate for Ms. SF Leather 2016.