October is a time to celebrate our dead. The leathers that we often are inherited hold a special amount of power behind them as former wearers leave their energy behind. Lady Vivus will be guiding us in how to harness the energy of the previous wearers, honoring the animal that gave it's life for the leather, & what it means to wear leather as an energetic shield or magickal item.
After the class, we'll be resurrecting the dead from the catacombs of Noir & pulling out some vintage leather & overstocked items. Join @NoirLeather & @ShineOnDetroit for this rare occasion to get some quality leather on your backs & buns at an affordable cost while helping Lady Vivus with her educational travel fund to keep teaching classes like these around the nation (& back in our backyard).
Our leathers can have deep and meaningful stories spanning beyond the initial acquisition of the item. We, as the wearers, are a part of that garment's story. Let's look at how we all can uniquely celebrate, channel, and conjure that beautiful energy with our second skins. This class is geared toward collaborative, spiritual perspectives and is meant for everyone, not just bootblacks!
Straight from the vaults of the Elder Council of Leather (kidding), we're pulling out your Daddy's vintage leathers & making them all shiny & new. Unlike you, these leathers aren't virgins. Meaning they've been cherished over time & hold some sexy stories in every pore, gleaming with energy.
We will also be auctioning off some other toys & items that are typically more pricy.
Lady Vivus (she/her) is a spiritually & culturally driven sex positive educator & organizer. Lady Vivus is a Professional Switchinatrix, hucow &, Bootblack, & is a self-proclaimed “Jewish American Pleasure Princess” & Queen Cow.
Lady V has taught for organizations & conferences such as Kinkfest, Southeast Leatherfest, Sex Positive World, SubSpace, & more! Lady V currently serves as an Advocacy Board Member for Sex Positive World & proudly helps facilitate their education. Lady V has also served her community by facilitating public health events, her most recent being K!nk Out Loud in partnership with The Equi Institute & Multnomah County Public Health Dept.
Lady Vivus is an out, proud, & fierce-as-fire transwoman with a passion for empowering other trans folx & their loved ones. Her personality is best described as “Fran Drescher with a whip”. While hailing from Detroit, Michigan, she has settled in Salem, Oregon, where she serves as the majordomo for her leather family, the Atomic Army.
In her previous 9-5, Lady Vivus assisted in running one of the few behavior services agencies in the world dedicated to supporting folx displaying sexually maladaptive behaviors. During that time working in the field of social sexuality, she was grateful to be able to author sex & gender positive curriculum, as well as curriculum around healthy relationship development. Her
She hopes to inspire others to enjoy sexuality & dynamics from an authentic place, as well as help folx their spiritual place with leather & find healing within it. Her love of community, education, & sharing ideas with other sex-positive folx is insatiable. Lady Vivus also serves as the lead organizer for the Salem Munch. She also currently serves as a resident bootblack for the Portland Eagle & formerly 50 Shades of STFU, & Jiffy Kink play parties.