Personal Journals

Dedicated to recording and preserving leather history. Hear stories, first hand, from individuals within the leather/kink community talk about their experiences, recalling the past to present day. The goal of this podcast is to serve as a bridge between older and newer generations by creating platforms for people to share their experiences with leather culture across diverse media.

Episodes

September 20, 2022

Michael Lara

Michael Lara is the owner of the Bullet Bar  and the Mr. Bullet Leather title competition in North Hollywood, CA. Michael comes on the show today for our 100th episode to share his experiences and recollect some of his fondest memories in the leather and kink community of the years. 

 

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September 6, 2022

Transcendent Moments

This week we have a bonus episode where Scott and I speak about some of life transcendent moments and how experiences with kink and BDSM can not just be physical, but also psychological, spiritual and magical! 

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Our next guest describes themeselves as a BONE-ified Butch Queen, and is known for skillfully entering the room purse first. He's involved with organizations such as Payasos and the AIDS Life Cylcle, and holds the titles of  Mr. Sister Leather 2020 and Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2022.
 
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August 8, 2022

Deb Hoffman - Wade Part 2

Deb has been part of the leather community for 23 years, known she was gay forever and came out with a vengeance 45 years ago. She is an adoring Ma’am, a wee bit bossy, genuinely tries to be nice, and ids as a Dominant.

She has taught classes for the Leather Leadership Conference (San Francisco and Los Angeles), The Citadel, Northwest Leather Celebration, The Exiles San Francisco, EvoRev3, and The Big Pink House.

She proudly served as Folsom Street Events as the Bootblack Concierge for Dore Alley and Folsom Street for many years with Boy Jean.

Deb has an undergraduate degree in theology and a Masters in Theology and Social Work. Professionally, she retired from social work in 1999. She was a college instructor for the University of Minnesota and the Women’s Theological Institute teaching Leadership, Development Pedagogy, and Spirituality. She was a favorite presenter for many years at the National Social Worker Association teaching “Thank You For Being A Pain: Getting Along With Difficult People”. In the 1970’s Deborah was appointed by the Governor of Minnesota to be the first open lesbian on the MN Department of Corrections Advisory Board. She was awarded a National Community Service Medal for her work in building collaborations and her 30years of work with homeless families, domestic violence, and sexual assault survivors.

Deborah was a columnist for Lavender Press (MPLS/ST. Paul) and Of A Like Mind (Madison, WI) and writes op/ed for Leatherati.com. She is Co-Author of Partners in Change: Building Collaborations.

 

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July 25, 2022

Deb Hoffman-Wade Part 1

Our next guest has been in the Leather Community for 23. years. She’s served numerious leadership roles  and has been a part of producing and co-producing events such as the Northern California Leather Sir, Leatherboy and Community Bootblack titles. She’s currently the Den Mother for Ms. San Francisco Leather and holds the title of Ms. Alemenda Leather 2009. 

She proudly served as Folsom Street Events as the Bootblack Concierge for Dore Alley and Folsom Street for many years with Boy Jean.

Deb has an undergraduate degree in theology and a Masters in Theology and Social Work.  In the 1970’s Deborah was appointed by the Governor of Minnesota to be the first open lesbian on the MN Department of Corrections Advisory Board. She was awarded a National Community Service Medal for her work in building collaborations and her 30years of work with homeless families, domestic violence, and sexual assault survivors.

Deborah was a columnist for Lavender Press (MPLS/ST. Paul) and Of A Like Mind (Madison, WI) and writes op/ed for Leatherati.com. She is Co-Author of Partners in Change: Building Collaborations.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Today is part 2 of our recording with Scout TheBootblack, whos been in the leather community for 20 years and holds the title of International Mr. Bootblack 2014. In this episdoe we talk more about Scouts journey to becoming a bootblack, and we encounter some sexy stories along the way. 
 
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Our next guest, "Scout TheBootblack," has been in the leather community for 20 years. Scout shares his experiences coming into the queer/kinky community at a young age, being raised by butch  Dykes, finding a leather family, and discovering much of himself from the perspective of a community bootblack. Scout holds the title of International Mr. Bootblack 2014, is the founder of PDX Bootblacks, and is a producer of Kinky Queer Weekend. Get ready, for some more Leather Talk! 

 

Links

LEATHER TALK

https://linktr.ee/Leather_talk_mr.bullet

LALC CAReS - Community Assistance Resource Service https://www.facebook.com/LALCCAReS/

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June 7, 2022

Serafine Part 2

Today we welcome back to the show Serafine, Ms. San Diego Leather 2019. 

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May 31, 2022

Serafine Part 1

Our next guest has been active in the Leather community since 2017. Their involvement includes starting the Trans Leather and Kink Collective in San Diego, CA. She  identifies as a  leather dominant, and currently holds the title of   Ms. San Diego Leather 2019. 

 

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