July 9-11, 2021

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UPRISE! Keynote & Endnote Speakers

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UPRISE! Keynote Speakers

Daesha | Keynote Speaker | Opening Ceremonies, Friday 8:00 - 9:30 pm 
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Daesha (pronouns: she/her) is a biracial Mexican and Japanese American with Filipino and Polynesian roots. Fem Leathergirl activist, munch-host, and organizer in LA/OC California, Member of SAKE's (SoCal Asian Kink Events) Mentoring Program, and Former Event Coordinator. She is service submissive with 16 years experience in the lifestyle centered around Total Authority Transfer and Power Exchange Relationships, and is passionate about service to the community.

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Tiger ONYX| Endnote Speaker | Opening Ceremonies, Friday 8:00 - 9:30 pm 

Tiger ONYX (HE, HIM, HIS) is a Bukkake loving, honey dripping, power bottoming, cum covered Primal pussy built for comfort and made for wear and tear.

Currently representing his community as the first African American Mr. Liberty Leather 2019, and the second African American Mr. Michigan Leather 2020, Tiger’s goals are advocating for the Great Lakes LGBTQIA+ community by tackling current issues centered around the increased need for HIV/AIDS Care Services, Inclusion/Exclusion stigma, Body/Identity Positivity, and Transformative Change/Community Engagement.

Tiger is a Full Brother and the President of the Great Lakes Chapter of ONYX, a member of the Black Bear Brotherhood in Detroit, and Kappa Psi Kappa Fraternity Incorporated whose recent accomplishments include the Southeastern Michigan HIV/Aids Council’s 2019 Overachiever Award, ONYX Great Lakes Chapter’s 2019 Brother of the Year Award, and the Mr. Michigan Leather XXIII Brotherhood Award.

When Tiger is not volunteering with various social service organizations in the Detroit metropolitan area, he can be found, perfecting his head down pussy popping “Ragin Cajun” spit roast technique, ordering cases of fishnet bodystockings, or daring greatly and defying gravity while creating Good Trouble.

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Sir Guy | Keynote Speaker | The LSC Honors & Sir Leon Strange Memorial Award, Saturday 8:00 - 9:30 pm 
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I am a proud Dominant Leatherman with a deep love for my history, my culture, and my heritage. My goal is to educate people about BDSM to remove some of the stigma, and to support others in the lifestyle.
I have contributed to several lifestyle books and been interviewed by various media outlets on BDSM.
I hold the 2012 New York Metro Power Exchange & 2013 International Power Exchange titles, and won the 2014 Beyond Leather Community Achievement Award. Most recently I received the 2020 Masters And slaves Together(MAsT) International Presenter of the Year award.
I hope to embody the credo taught to me by Mama Vi Johnson and Reverend Lady D Harrison, "Each one, teach one."

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Lady D | Endnote Speaker | The LSC Honors & Sir Leon Strange Memorial Award, Saturday 8:00 - 9:30 pm 

Experienced 30+ yr Dominant Mistress/Master dedicated to training, teaching, educating, enlightening and empowering those in this leather community who are interested in M/s, D/s and kink relationships.

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Mademoiselle Ceci | Endnote Speaker | Closing Ceremonies, Sunday 3:00 - 4:00 pm
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A recent transplant from Canada, Mademoiselle Ceci is a Sadistic Afro-Indigenous Dominant Alpha Femme chasing life, philosophy and adventure. She has been on various portions of her Leather journey for the past 13 years, doing so more publicly since she began coming to the US in 2008. Education, history, hedonism and serving her various communities are her passions. When not caring for, and indulging in, her Family, Ceci spends her time serving as a griot at the Carter-Johnson Library and Collection, as Vice President of POCKLE, as President of the Seattle/PNW chapter of the Onyx Pearls and as Owner and Executive Producer of IMsLBB. In her professional life, Ceci serves as a D/s and poly relationship coach as well as a crisis counselor.

A playful Sadist at heart, Mademoiselle Ceci revels in the pain of others while maintaining a wicked giggle and an evil grin. A matriarch by nature, Ceci takes great pride in loving and caring for those in her charge as co Head-of-Household with Sir Damien at the Maison de Meson. Together, and individually, the Mesons teach a repertoire of 35 classes on all things Leather, kink and relationship related.  

Mademoiselle Ceci was given the name, Everlasting Pearl, by Mama Vi and is proud to be a Charter Member of the Mid-Atlantic Onyx Pearls and a Founding & Charter Member of the Seattle/PNW Onyx Pearls.