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Join us for an informative panel on mental health and power exchange. We have invited some amazing folx on the left side of the slash to share their experiences living in power exchange relationships, of all sorts, with mental health diagnoses. You will hear from a vast array of experience. You won't want to miss this.


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Master Kaddan: Paypal - CashApp - $Masterkaddan
Mx. Pucks: Paypal - CashApp - $pucksaplenty 

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Ms. Kelly Chance: Donate -  

Sir Wombat: CashApp - $SirMrWombat Paypal - SirMrWombat Venmo - @Erik-Escareno 

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Master Kaddan


Panelist Bio

Master Kaddan Yue, Northeast LeatherWoman 2020-2021 and founding sister of ONYX Pearls NY/Northeast, has more than 40 years experience living the lifestyle. After spending her initial seven years in the lifestyle "training from the bottom up," she has become the third generation of her The House of Yue line. Specializing in long-distance power exchange dynamics and outreach, Master Kaddan identifies as a Transient Transgender woman who has very strong masculine energy, I choose to dress masculine, my honorific is Sir. Master with a primary love is for fem lesbians and currently owns the House of Yue with a mix of females and a male. The structure of the house is trainees, slaves, and property who reside outside of the NYC Metro area.

Master Kaddan emphasizes strong communication skills in all aspects of the lifestyle. She holds a Professional Human Services Degree with emphasis on Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy and previously served for more than 18 years federal and state-level forensic populations including violent offenders, individuals with mental health issues, and individuals coping with HIV/AIDS. Now retired, her focus has shifted to being a Life Coach Consultant, building her household, the M/s community, and volunteering.

As part of her advocacy for healthy power exchange relationships and desire to broaden the definition of the BDSM community, Master Kaddan embraced technology to help share best practices, practical application, and mentoring beyond the bounds of real-time traditional Leather settings.

"While some may dismiss any platform other than Real Life, there are millions of individuals around the world unable to access real-life interactions safely or easily connect with the elders in our communities. Younger generations use technology to connect over time, distance, and cultural divides. The BDSM and Leather communities should also embrace technology to share critical introductory information concerning our lifestyles."

In 2011, Master Kaddan’s outside the box thinking led her to the Second Life (SL) platform, where she identified a gap in the online virtual world’s BDSM groups, Master/slave dynamics were often misrepresented and/or misinterpreted. To help fill the gap, she developed within the Second Life platform The Art of Submission (AOS), an education-focused Master/slave venue to host unique lifestyle-related discussions with facilitators who are active in their Real-Life Communities. AOS does 4 discussions a week, I am currently doing Thursday reaching 10 to 25 people per discussion.

"I was taught that service can have many faces, so I’ve harnessed Second Life as one of the many ways to explore and promote healthy D/s and M/s dynamics. The question is simply, ‘Are you open-minded?'"



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Ms. Kelly Chance


Panelist Bio

Ms. Kelly Chance has been an active member of the Northwest BDSM community since 1999 when she attended her first munch in the Tri-Cities, WA and quickly became involved by volunteering with the local group.  She served on the board of Five Rivers Energy Exchange in the Tri-Cities.  After moving back to Seattle in 2004 to be with her Master, she became an active in the Seattle community as member of the Center for Sex Positive Culture and is a founding member of Seattle MAsT.  Ms. Kelly is on the Board of Directors of Evergreen Leather Events which produces Leather Reign, a Seattle based conference and worked on the Kink LINCS Organizing Committee.  She has been in service to Master Duane’s since 2002, and is currently Mistress/Master in her relationships with tiger and slaveboi Di. Ms. Kelly is Northwest Master 2017.  She has taught classes at In the Woods, Paradise, Vancouver Edge, Kitsap Aces, Northern Exposure, The Gathering, and Northwest Leather Celebration.  She credits much of her current sense of self to her BDSM /Leather journey and continues to learn and grow as she interacts with both her teachers and her students.

Mx Pucks A'Plenty

(they/them/YAS Queen)

Panelist Bio

Mx. Pucks has been involved in BDSM for 15 years. They are founder and Mxtress of a FemDom group Diadem-Events, founder of Polyam Day Camp, and co host of SexualiTea, a sex positive podcast. They have taught at Flog'Em All in Idaho, the Bellingham Sex Positive Center, The Gathering NW, Virtual Intimacy Retreat 3, and the BDSM Writers Con in Seattle. They are a sex-positive & body-positive burlesque performer/producer based in Seattle. The Femme Daddy your mother didn't know to warn you about., whose pronouns are they/them/yas queen.

Sir Lisa and leathergem

(Sir Lisa (He/Him), Leathergem (she/her))

Panelist Bio

Sir Lisa is a GenderQueer, Trans-masculine Sadistic Leather Master (he/him/they) and his slave leathergem, a queer leather femme (she/her)

Their life is Master/slave TPE - structured in protocols, rituals, and is entirely permission based in all matters of life. They are dedicated to each other's growth and spiritual enlightenment within their M/s dynamic and leather journey.

Sir Lisa is the Co-Director of MAsT Tampa and leathergem secretary/treasurer. Together they created the "Living in Leather'' group which is paramount in education and mentoring and are also managers at the Tampa Bay Phoenix Club.

Sir Wombat

(He She They)

Panelist Bio

Sir Wombat, aka Erik James Escareño, DSW (c) (he,she,they) is a two-spirited indigenous (Yavapai Apache and Chiricahua Apache) Los Angelino who is fueled by social justice and perpetuating meaningful change. Sir Wombat identifies as a Specialized Mental Health Clinical Social Worker, Interpreter, Doctoral Candidate, Sir, Handler/Trainer, Sadist, and Leather Daddy. As a clinician social worker, they provide mental health services to Deaf folx within Los Angeles County. As a Sir and Leather Daddy, they are the head of a leather family and are adept at a multitude of kinks and BDSM disciplines which they continue to hone and pass down to their boys.

Sir Wombat is a doctoral candidate focused on creating systemic change in accessibility to mental health services for Deaf folx. Their fervent hope is to create accessible mental health services for all. Having an intimate connection to, and understanding of, the Deaf community they provide ASL interpretation in many QIPOC and Kink spaces; striving to ensure the message of positive queerness and sex is not compromised. Guided by honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness, Sir Wombat mentors others through an ethical lens while honoring sexual spirit.


(They/them or he/him)

Panelist Bio

Living in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Keeper balances being a passionate partner, a loving father, a huge nerd and an active member of his communities. In navigating both intergenerational and personal trauma of being the grandchild of Jewish Holocaust Surviors, the son of a solo mother, adopted, an abuse survivor, and growing up a bisexual man, amongst other things, he's spent his life developing coping mechanisms and lives daily with the effects of CPTSD, BPD, and ADHD. A self professed "Social Justice Bard", they are passionate about education, calling in and leaving the world a better place than he found it. Keeper is on the board for Queen City Pride as well as the founder of Sask Polyam Consensual After Dark.

Within kink, Keeper is a Sadist with a smile, a Dominant Daddy and a general kinky fucker. He loves mess, shaving, hitting people with sticks and fucking them until they cry. He's also passionate about negotiation and is always looks for ways to make his partners have a great time. Keeper is in a 24/7, queer, polyamourous, long distance dynamic with his kitten that is best described as "Keeper and kitten". They've been together since 2016 and he formally, publically collared them in March 2019; together they are your Western Canada Power Exchange 2020/2021 titleholders and educate internationally on a wide range of topics.

Moderated by

Devyn Stone


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