July 9-11, 2021
Presented by The Leather Solidarity Collective
Our goal is to highlight People of Color in Leather & Kink to create a safe space and supportive event for our underserved yet passionate Communities of Color as well as our allies, advocates, and friends. Creating a successful event will without question demonstrate to the broader kink community the power, value, and wealth of knowledge and experience People of Color have to show up, support, and educate in WIITWD.
LSC/UPRISE! | Post Conference Thank You
8 Months of Planning and Preparation.
Approximately 6,000+ Hours of Work.
1 Mission...organize an UPRISE!
1 Virtual Conference.
8+ Hours of General Sessions.
14+ Hours of Social Engagement.
38+ Hours of Educational Classes.
60+ Total Hours of Programming.
357 Event Registrations.
$4,884 to be Donated/split equally between The Carter/Johnson Library and SAKE.
The success of UPRISE! 2021 did not happen in a vacuum. Many, many minds, hearts, and hands offered their knowledge, their talents, their hard work, their vision, and their service to bring together a Celebration of People of Color in Leather and Kink. Together we overcame challenges to find solutions. Together we heard new ideas, gained new insights, and shared both our pain and our joy. As we each ponder what resonated deeply and what actions we will each take individually in the coming weeks, months, years, please remember most that the greatest gift we can all give is to accept, respect, and honor our Leather brothers, sisters, siblings as we build tomorrow’s Leather History.
With that in mind, The Leather Solidarity Collective wishes to thank the following individuals and organizations for their efforts.
*** SPONSORS ***
Special Activities: SCK Events | The Woodshed Orlando | The House of Yue | ONYX Pearls NY-NE | BLACK to Leather | Cross Island Alternative | Cultured Kink | The Bootblacks | Sir Luke & His victor | Isabella Cross & Devyn Stone | The Ally Advocate Warrior Project
New Dawn: The Woodshed Orlando | Brown Goddess & Her Tribe | NCSF | SELF/MAYHEM | House of the Black Panther | Kink Academy
Conspirator: Science of BDSM Research Team
Ally: House of Talos | Black FemDoms-Atlanta | Black Atlanta Munch | Women in Leather Atlanta (WiLA) | Baltimore Playhouse
*** KEYNOTES & ENDNOTES ***
Daesha | Tiger ONYX | Sir Guy | Lady D | Mademoiselle Ceci
*** AWARDS ***
UPRISE! Award of Excellence | slavegirl j
Sir Strange Award | Sir Guy | Mama Vi
Special thanks to Sir Shaheed for representing Sir Strange’s Leather Family.
*** PRESENTERS ***
Sir Guy | Coco | slave Caroline | Master WrathDaddy | Guan Xuan w/ Devyn Stone | Master Malik | Master Dante Amor, Slave Gaia Amor, Slave Sarah Amor, and Coco | Meeka Amarillo-Roja | Sir Khiki | Leather Redux | Sir Thaddeus Twist | Mx Idris Dior Onyx | Badschoolgirl | MzHydra | MitaBear | Princessbbygurl | chucky/houseslave2000 | Obsidyen Sunshine | Lord Havoc | Lady Steele | PantherProwLs
*** PANELIST ***
Daddi Panther | Devyn Stone | Master Kaddan | Boy Doriam | Dawn Sparkles | Blu Fenix Onyx | Daddy Steve | Master Lola Smiles | Master Taino | Sir Luke’s victor | Elimination Onyx | Randal Z | Vergible Woods | Bratty Boss Baby
*** VENDORS ***
Griot Goods | The Butters Hygienics Co. | Papa’s Girl Pacifiers | Brujas’ Brew | Fruit Leather | Flavor Supreme | Subsensuals | phetishnation | Whips by Axel | Chenna's Caress Candles
*** ENTERTAINERS ***
DJ Sir Wu | DJ Daddy Zulu | Da Kollector | Ms. Cat & Ms. Jada | Daddy Star D. Love | Ms TnT Impact | Chris Jay | Danny "ByronicPunk" | Bunny Vicious | Sandy & Christy Lee | Shawnna Alexander | Sir Phoenix Black & Model
*** THE ASL TEAM ***
Ms. Tuesday (Lead), Javi, Kyla & Tabs
*** VOLUNTEERS ***
Cody Coyote | Mia Sparkles | UnrulyNerdGirl | cece | Elle | Mal | Sherri | girl Calyco | JodiBGood | spinfrog | fkpark | MX Symphonee | Bluenikes | Sequentialized | Cara Crane | rebel | Sabrina Hypnotica | Dragon Pup Ash | Lady Charli | Dawn | Sebastian | The First Lady | Goldie | Peg Yome | litadoll | Perly | Little Diamond | Leather Belle
In addition, the LSC Co-Chairs -- Master Daddy Zulu and Master Kaddan Yue -- would like to profoundly thank our Dream Team for their countless hours of service and being instrumental in making every moment of UPRISE 2021 happen.
Master Lola Smiles | Education Co-Director
MsDDom | Education Co-Director
Leather Redux | Vendor Director
Ms. Jada | Entertainment Director
blueberry | Volunteers Director
slave morti Yue | Moderator Lead
Sir Phoenix Black | Social Justice Director
Isabella Cross | Marketing Co-Director, Social Rooms Director, Accessibility Director
slave audi Yue | Marketing Co-Director
aimee | Website Director
Sassie Sofia | Social Media Director
Master Talos | Liaison & Ambassador of Leather Affairs
Daesha | Ambassador Director
Lace | Social Ambassador
Just Rob | Virtual Facilities Director
the boy Yue | Virtual Facilities Team
DominaKat | Event Project Manager