A Virtual Panel Raising Pasifika Voices
Join the Leather Solidarity Collective (LSC) on September 13th, 8pm Eastern for the "LEATHER & KINK PASIFIKA VOICES" Panel. Listen to the triumphs and struggles from their journeys.
The umbrella label of "Asian American Pacific Islander" focuses primarily on Asian experiences and does not capture the experiences of Pasifka people. Join the Leather Solidarity Collective on September 13th as we discuss and celebrate the intersectionality and nuances of Pasifika heritage.
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MementoMoriii is a Pasifika kinkster living in Ohlone Territory (Bay Area). She has been active within the kink scene since 2021. She is passionate about advocating for Pasifika people both within kink and within the wider global community. MementoMorii currently serves as Vice President of the Bay Area Kink Access and Inclusion Initiative and is part of the safety committee for BABKA (Bay Area Bi/Pan Adults).
Shadow (they / she) is a QTPI kinkster, writer, artist, and educator from Portland, OR via
Oakland, CA. They joined their local kink scene in 2012, volunteering at local events and
serving as a founding lead for Hitchin' Bitches Bay Area. A (coconut) rope bondage
sensualist and sadist, they have performed demos at Dark Odyssey, Leather Alley at SF
Pride, and The Exiles Carnal Carnival. They are currently organizing events and mutual aid
support for Kinky BIPOC PDX.
TaimaneLani is a Pasifika advocate and scholar whose geographies include San Diego,
California and the Islands of Samoa, specifically the village of Taputimu from which her family hails. Having worked extensively with Pacific Islander communities, both domestic and international, she has advocated for space, accurate representation and equitable distribution of resources for Pasifika folks throughout the state of California. Taimane embarked on her kink journey in 2016 while living in the Bay Area. She has worked with several event organizers in Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco and strives to contribute to the creation of safe, sane, consensual, culturally competent, and equitable kink/ lifestyle spaces.
Janea aka biatch puddin is a rope obsessed service sub and kinkster for 16 years. She is in
service as the social media fairy to Sugar House. While Janea studied marine biology and
polynesian cultural arts at the University of Hawai`i in Manoa she developed a deep connection with the land, the people, and her own Kanaka Maoli roots. Janea advocates for indigenous cultural representation, community conscious education and outreach through online groups and campaigns.