Discussing types of classes, class development, a formula for class design, how to come up with topics, discovering what you have to offer and finding your worth, building confidence, timelines, and the challenges of teaching virtually.
Yes! Having taught for many years in the Leather Community, Tomo will share her thoughts on how to become a successful teacher. We will talk about types of classes, class development, a formula for class design, how to come up with topics, discovering what you have to offer and finding your worth, building confidence, timelines, and the challenges of teaching virtually. As always, Tomo’s class will be a mixture of facts combined with stories from her life, sharing successes, failures, and laughs. Plenty of time will be built into the class for questions and you will likely leave with inspiration and homework.
Tomo (She/Her) is a butch leatherdyke who found the leather community during a sunset motorcycle ride with her wife Mel over 25 years ago; and has presented classes, produced events, served as a judge, keynote speaker, and emcee at leather events since. Tomo has been served by her boy levi for over 10 years. She has recently fallen deeply in love with Eleven, her Lover and Dominant.
Tomo served as Northwest slave 2015 and International slave 2016/2021. Beginning in 2023, she will become the Owner and Producer of the International Master slave Contest and South Plains Leatherfest. She was a Producer of Northwest Leather Celebration, the Northwest Master slave, Northwest Bootblack, and Northwest Person of Leather Contests. She was also a Producer of International Ms Leather Weekend for seven years. She produces the Ms Sacramento Leather Contest and is a founding member of the D.U.C.
Tomo is the Director of MAsT: Sacramento, is a member and serves as Webmaster for Queer Leather Association Sacramento, has served as the West Coast Curator for the Leather Quilt Project, and is a member of MAsT: San Francisco, and The Exiles. She was awarded the Pantheon of Leather President's Award in 2013, the Master slave Conference slave Heart Award in 2018, and the 2020 Vice President’s Award from the National Leather Association. As a supporter of many in the leather community, she is often endearingly called Daddy Tomo.
Tickets: $15 - $35 in advance. Please pay at the level you can comfortably afford.
We offer a sliding scale, so that cost is not a barrier to attendance.
The regular ticket is $25. This is what most people should pay.
The $15 ticket is offered for those for whom the $25 ticket would be a barrier to participation. If $25 is too much, we take your word for it! Just pay $15.
Have a great salary? Feeling generous? Paying at the $35 level allows us to make the discounted ticketing available to others who need it.
So - that's it! Choose the level you can comfortably afford.
If cost is a barrier at any point on the sliding scale, please use the Volunteer List at the bottom of the listing to request a scholarship seat.
This will be a live, online class offered through Zoom. To participate, you will need to download the free, basic version of the Zoom app before the class! This class will not be recorded and is not available for later viewing.
Zoom now provides closed captioning which will be available for this event.