FEMALE RECIPIENT OF THE YEAR
Mama Keiki Stacy Weigle
AKA Domina DeManda
FEMALE RECIPIENT OF THE YEAR
Male Recipient of the Year
Toni Solenne is a proud leatherdyke that enjoys connecting with kindred spirits. She is both a leather lifestyle Dominant and a player. Toni lives a leather lifestyle 24/7 as the Head of her Household consisting of her partner Jess, one female slave, and two sexy bois. She is a member of Females Investigating Sexual Terrain (FIST), MTTA Master Academy Alumni, MAsT, and Women in Leather International. Toni is the 2015 Recipient of the Female Leathertarian Award. Regionally, she created and facilitates spiritual retreats for leatherfolk, Mid-Atlantic Women's campout, as well as the Kink D’Soleil and Night of a Thousand Kinks fundraisers for the last four years. Toni presents throughout the country in an effort to give back to the Leather, Women’s and M/s communities that she feels has given her so much.Type your paragraph here.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
RECIPIENTS FOR THE 2015 LEATHERTARIAN AWARD
RECIPIENTS FOR THE 2014 LEATHERTARIAN AWARD
Thomas Smith was honored with The 2014 Leathertarian Lifetime Award. He leads online groups, with over 23,000 members including the Leadership Forum and Writers Guild, which are a resource for the kink community worldwide. He has been a contest judge or presenter at many events and served as Chair and on the national Board of Directors for the Leather Leadership Conference. He has been a high school mentor and advisory board member. He served on the Governor's Advisory Council for HIV/Aids in Kentucky, as a Board member for Aids Volunteers of Lexington and Lexington Fairness, and was President of the Bluegrass Care Center's Advisory Board. He was Commissioner for the Lexington, Kentucky Civil Service Commission. In Minneapolis, he was an officer and board member for PFund Foundation where he created the annual Power of One Award. Other notable projects include giving books to elementary students and a prom for youth with disabilities. He has raised funds for student scholarships, to support the senior citizen center, and community musical concerts. In 2014, he traveled to India as an ambassador for international training in education and literacy. He is an Award Winning Author and was recognized in the International Book Awards for 2014 and 2013, and the USA Best Book Awards in 2013. Thomas was a state and international titleholder – Mr. International Rubber 1999 and Mr. Kentucky Leather 1997.
Daddy Loyd Powell
By nature, I am a Female Dominant, Sadist, Kinkster, Rope Arts/Bondage Enthusiast, and Fetishist. Initially introduced to swinging in 1970 and then to a small segment of the vast world of alternative lifestyles back in 1981, I was introduced to SM back in 1984 in San Francisco. My “tour guide” was a delightful and gorgeous gay leatherman who was also my roommate and coworker in Silicon Valley. Come to find out, much to both Michael and my own surprise, my parents had been active in the very underground world of SM from the early 1950’s. So, like my parents before me, kink is a part of my DNA and it seems the apple did not fall far from the tree :)
With those “roots”, it is no wonder that I followed my path and am honored to be the life partner, as well as wife, slave, property, wench and masochist only to ShamanAKADaddyJeff (yeppers, I'm a Switch). Together, we Co-Head the House Of Shaman and have been blessed with a wonderful family, extended family, and dear friends whom we cherish. In following my passions, I founded the Lifestyle Alternatives Artisans Centre, Guild, & Gallery in Palm Beach County, Florida (LAAC/LAC), launched in 2004 as a nonprofit educational and social membership organization, with its own facility. LAAC evolved from an educational online and event production resource known as BDSM-Village, which I had originally launched in 1997.
The variety of weekly activities and events scheduled at LAAC provided a secure and welcoming environment with access to healthy and beneficial education and resources for adult alternative lifestyles choices, including leather history, leather culture, SM/BDSM, fetishes, kinks, dynamic power exchange relationships (D/s, M/s, T/b), non-monogamy, polyamory and fetish arts/photography. Because of the devoted membership of LAAC, it manifested into a success story that was a benefit to its many thousands of members and guests, as well as supporting groups and organizations from various communities.
With the contribution of the membership, supporting guests and guest presenters, LAAC was able to consistently meet its mission over the years to provide a warm and welcoming kinky home away from home to learn, share and grow for the thousands of folks that entered over the years. Due to my health challenges, with the support of its membership, I closed LAAC at the end of May 2012. I remain active in my alternative lifestyle choices because I consider myself a lifetime student, proud of my passions and roots, as well as knowledge and experiences gained.
I'm thankful for the many groups, organizations and events to choose from that allow and support me to continue my magnificent journey of discovery, growth and sharing. I'm both honored and humbled to have been nominated and selected as the innaugural recipient of The Leathertarian Award as Woman of the Year.
I proudly accept and dedicate this wonderful award in honor and appreciation of all the members and supporters of LAAC, as well as Daddy Jim for who he is, how he lives, what he does and how he gives… I believe that Daddy Jim’s intention for The Leathertarian Award has laid the solid foundation for a legacy of purity in recognizing WIITWD and love. Being so pure, this award will always support people paying it (whatever it is for them in leather/fetish) forward by sharing what they know, can do and will give to the benefit of others - through their own form of outreach efforts, whether seen or unseen.
This one is for all of you!
Mama Keiki Stact Weigle AKA Domina DeManda
Sandy Mama Reinhardt’s Hula Girl