Earned Leather

I got back this evening from a going away party for a friend, to whom I presented a piece of earned leather.

It was a long night, a drive to and from Lexington, a ceremony there.  I have to be up again bright and early.

So this will be very short.

I am pleased to note that I had tears in people’s eyes during the ceremony.  I always say that if I can’t make someone cry during a leather presentation, I didn’t do it right.

Giving a piece of earned leather makes someone a part of my leather family.

I have given eight pieces of leather in my life.  I will give another piece at GLLA this year, and I expect to give two more pieces at the munch in November.

My family grows.

About MsConstanceExplains

Ms Constance has been actively involved in the BDSM/Leather community since the mid-1990’s. She is the Founder of the Louisville Munch as well as its hostess for ten years, from 1997 to 2007, and was christened as “Louisville’s First Lady” by her community. As a member of various BDSM/Leather organizations, she has been nominated for Pantheon Woman of the Year as well as regional awards, and has been nominated with her slave, drew, for Pantheon Couple of the Year. She serves as Special Events Director for the Great Lakes Leather Alliance. She produces the Bluegrass Leather Pride Contest, sending contestants to Great Lakes Leather Weekend, and was Presenters Committee Chair for Leather Leadership Conference 2010 Great Lakes/Ontario. She has produced and judged Leather events and contests, been instrumental in the organization and creation of various groups and clubs, advised and encouraged other communities and endeavors, and produced a performance by a BDSM comedian. Groups around the country use her writings in information and introductory packets, and she is an occasional columnist as well. She and slave drew hold the titles of Great Lakes Master and slave 2003.

Posted on July 14, 2012, in Leather. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I just found your blog, though Vanillamom’s link, and I had heard about you before through reading Aisha’s blog. It’s so interesting to read a thoughtful blog written from the perspective of a Dominant on things that interest me. I’ll be back to read the rest!

    • Thanks for the kind words. I have enjoyed writing more than I expected I would, anyway, but it’s become part of the routine, and it’s interesting to me how they start out as one thing and end up being another.

      I’ll look forward to comments in the future.

  2. i’ve seen you present earned leather twice, and yes, it brought tears to my eyes each time. It was one of the first experiences i had at a munch, before i ever talked with you. A memory that will linger forever, i think.


    • I do mean for a presentation of earned leather to be moving. I think part of it is remembering where we come from, the kinds of risks that used to be required just to be kinky in any way, to find others who shared your kinkiness.

      One of the interesting things about the presentation was that it was done in a gay male leather bar, and yet the leather was presented by two leatherwomen.

      The crowd was astonishingly respectful, too, which was very nice.

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