Mollena Williams at Passion101 December 29th, 5pm!

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1770363ac2040a7e9d9a6e.L._V388555463_SX200_ December 29th, 5pm
Strong Slaves, Bodacious Bottoms & Ass-Kicking Submissives: Embracing Dichotomy
with Mollena Williams
Self-identification is difficult for anyone when exploring kink and BDSM. It can be even more challenging for people who see themselves as strong in their lives but curious about bottoming or submission. There are so many stereotypes of submissive people as “spineless doormats,” “damaged, pathetic weaklings” and “vapid lip-biting wafflers.” So what do you do when you see yourself as strong, intelligent and fierce and yet crave mastery and domination?

Believe me, you are not alone. There are many submissives and bottoms and slaves who are strong and independent and finding their way to a joyous, informed, solid surrender! This class is an intense discussion of self-assessment personal identification, passion and power. From those who struggle with their desire to submit, to those who strive for greater strength of purpose, this class will be a wonderful opportunity to bond with the like-minded and suss out your strength in an open setting. And for tops dominants and masters, this is an excellent opportunity to get into the mind of those who are strong and embrace the dichotomy of strength in submission and freedom in slavery!

Presenter Bio:

Exploring kink since 1993, active in BDSM and the Leather Community since 1996, and presenting classes since 1998, she speaks at Leather, BDSM and Kink events across the US, Europe and Canada on many Leather and BDSM focused topics. She also brings the knowledge on Kink, BDSM and Leather to such august institutions of higher learning as SF State and Cal State, Harvard, Princeton,Yale, Stamford, and Brown for IvyQ. She has been invited to present this fall for MIT.

This “Delicate, Trembling Flower of Submission” © is a NYC born and raised writer, actress, BDSM Educator, Storyteller and an Award-Winning Executive Pervert. She is extremely proud to have served as International Ms Leather 2010. She is also thrilled to have been named Ms. San Francisco Leather 2009 after that contest’s decade long slumber.

She is deeply honored and profoundly humbled to have been selected to receive the 2012 Jack McGeorge Award for Excellence in Education by Black Rose, and is thrilled to have won the the National Leather Association’s 2012 Cynthia Slater Non-Fiction Article Award. She was a finalist for the 21st Annual Pantheon of Leather’s Woman of the Year & Northern California Regional Awards. You can watch her being interviewed for the Women’s Leather History Project, as curated by the Leather Archives and Museum.

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4 thoughts on “Mollena Williams at Passion101 December 29th, 5pm!

    writingthebody said:
    December 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    All too true. The only thing I would add is that coming out seems to mean this aspect of us becomes our main identity – and I feel there is a lot more to each of us than that. I admire those who do all the same.

      andrearenae said:
      December 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      And that is definitely something that will be touched upon in class! Stop on by, you’re input is greatly appreciated 🙂

        writingthebody said:
        December 27, 2012 at 10:25 pm

        You are a very brave woman, and put me to shame. I admire what you are doing – there is great beauty in your honesty and your ability to lead an integrated life. The thing I wonder is, do you find that this aspect of you has coloured everything, even when really you are many more things than this? I find life in general so confusing and hard at times that while my masochism dominates parts of my behaviour, it does not dominate all of them.. How do you deal with that? I also find images of women in chains or ropes troubling, given the way women have been treated, and are still treated in different parts of the world. Like I say, confused. thank you for your kindness, and kind words. And I would be your student any day!

    Mollena Williams said:
    December 28, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Your questions are quite evocative, @writingthebody! I believe we have choice in what degree of integration we maintain in our lives…and it is vital that we strike the balance that is best for US as individuals. My balance won’t look like yours, and vice versa. But I’d love to address these issues in the discussion 🙂

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