Friday May 15, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Presented by Lady Raven Bren
Doors open at 7:30pm – Programs begins at 8pm
As many of us can attest, the very structure of how nature forms families can be pretty dysfunctional. Two people who often don’t know each other very well produce offspring and everyone spends the next 20 years in therapy.
Those of us who have chosen to be a part of a larger chosen community called Leather have watched as Families have formed. They can be a place where awesome things can and do happen. But like any family, sometimes it’s like herding cats on crack.
Come and discover some of the various reasons why one may want to be part of a Leather Family, the various ways they can form or be formed, and responsibilities and benefits of being in such a Family. We will also discuss some of the pitfalls to be aware of along with problem-solving tools to keep the fun in this functional dynamic.
This will be a tripartite program with a short time of instructive and entertaining “lecture”, a chance to hear from some or all (hopefully all – see herding cats above), of one such Leather Family and a time for Q&A.
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Lady Raven Bren has been an active member of the Bay Area Leather Community for the past eleven years. She has been active for many of those years in Exiles, Dykes on Bikes, attending Leather Conferences and learning more day by day how to live this thing called The Leather Life. The Master/slave dynamic and the Spirituality of Leather is at the heart of her practice. Lady Raven identifies as a Feminine Dominant and Benevolent Sadist. She is kinky, poly, witchy, and queer and continually in a process of expansion and discovery. Her Leather Family includes two slaves, one former slave, three other Dominants and apparently everyone switches now and again… yeah, it’s complicated sometimes.
Location: Center for Sex and Culture