Bootblack

Rhee is a leather woman and bootblack from the Indianapolis/Lafayette areas. She is the 2015 Indiana Ms. Leather Pride and the 2016 Ms. Great Lakes Olympus Leather.

She has been in the kink/leather communities for over 25 years in both Indiana and Texas.

Rhee enjoys a wide variety of play types and usually is considered a heavy bottom. She enjoys thuddy, stingy, things that make her bleed, and has found a love for branding.

For other activities, she is an avid reader, writer, and educator. As an educator, she talks about many topics including hands on bootblacking 101. Rhee is also particularly interested in the psychology of kink, kinksters, and communities.

The interest in the psychology comes from that Rhee holds both a BS and an MSW in psych based fields along with a heavy emphasis on nutrition.

Rhee resides in the Lafayette, IN area with her master/husband Mr. Great Lakes Olympus Leather 2015, 2016 Mactep.

International Ms Bootblack 2009, pony, is a bootblack, librarian, ordained minister and educator currently residing in Valparaiso, Indiana. She was the first Kentucky Bootlback titleholder in 2006. pony has taught at Leather Retreat, Anything for Love, LRA Chicago, KUFS, KISS, the Fort Wayne Munch, International Ms Leather, Southwest Leather Conference, the Chicago Defenders, Twisted in Tulsa, Totally Boots in Wichita KS, COPE, Tribal Fire, Equus, SUBMIT Atlanta, and is the owner and producer of Femme Boot Pride Weekend. She has judged the bootblack contests at International Ms Leather, Great Lakes Leather Alliance, Mr. Leather Toronto, and Southwest Leather Conference. pony is a proud member of Mama's Family and is Mama's Pony Girl, and has an amazing boi, Jax, in her service.

The property of one – now for more than 15 years, the girlfriend of another – for nearly 10, the lover and meat to others in various magical spaces from minutes to days to years, a bootblack since circa 2000, labels are tricky, but queer and pig seem to stick throughout all the adventures of sex and love and pain, to responsible community participation and supporting others.

Known for a sharp sense of humor, aggressive and heavy play style, now from both ends of the whip, she’s also got a serious fetish for outstanding service done in simple, quiet, and exquisitely detailed fashion, and no patience for absurd showboating. Tread carefully on discussion topics where you want to share the “should-a, would-a” stuff of leather rules and definitions, it doesn’t fly in this world.

“Well, who is she and why is she here?” experience includes often wondering the same thing, but she’s facilitated workshops for more than 14 years on topics from surviving interrogation scenes and madly bottoming to bullwhips, to the art and skill of bootblacking, managing households, and having some skills to share about poly relationships. Event involvement and achievements include an ancient dusty sash as Ms. Olympus Leather 2003, a regularly dusted and shiny Rocky Mountain Pantheon of Leather in 2009, and the eternal joy of being a founder and past president of the Phoenix boys of Leather. In the herding cats category, a former IMsL Volunteer Coordinator, and now the Vendor Coordinator and likely permanently in service to the event.

Wanton cruising also disguised as event participation as staff, instructor, or judge includes: Tribal Fire, Southwest Leather Conference, Great Lakes Leather, SouthPlains Leather, Dark Odyssey Fusion, Lupercalia, Folsom Fringe, Leather Reign, TESFest… and whew, she gets around. Because, pig.