2013 Keynote Speaker:
Lolita Wolf discovered the BDSM scene back in the late 80's when "online" meant being on the phone sex lines. She is an activist who defends the sexual freedom for all consenting adults, spreads the word about BDSM, sex and poly, and helps the community grow and flourish. Yet, her goal remains "to have fun."
Lolita has many specialties including bondage, impact play of all sorts, poly relationships, social skills, CBT, etc. Lolita has taught hundreds of classes for organizations and events across the country, including South Plains Leatherfest, Thunder in the Mountains, Dark Odyssey, Kinkfest, Shibaricon and many others. She is well-known for a fun and entertaining style that packs a lot of information into a short class.
Lolita is an Emeritus Board Member of of both TES and Leather Leadership Conference. She is a former Chair of Lesbian Sex Mafia and was an honorary member of GMSMA. She is active with National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Leather Pride Night and Open Love NY.
Her awards include the 1996 and 2000 Northeast Region Pantheon of Leather award, 1996 NLA Order of Merit award, 1997 NLA Lifetime Achievement award, Gloria Brame's Kinky Hall of Fame award, the 1998 Barry Douglas Community Service award, the 1999 DefendersNY Founders Award, the 2000 LA&M Leatherfolk to Watch Out For, the 2001 Black Rose Vaughn Keith National Educator Award and the 2002 Diabolique Ball Community Service Award. Lolita was honored to be a Judge for International Ms. Leather in 1995, MAL Bootblack 2002, GLLA Bootblack 2004, Dark Odyssey Littles Contest 2011 and Onyx's Deck The Balls 2012. She was keynote speaker at Beyond Vanilla 2001, SM Odyssey's Folsom Fringe 2007 and South Plains Leatherfest 2009.
Her writing has appeared in On Our Backs, Prometheus and Rachel Kramer Bussel's Lust Chronicles. She has authored two books : Spanking and CBT in a Nutshell and is featured in the Details of Flogging DVD. She also has a chapter in Tristan Taormino's The Ultimate Guide To kink. She has also appeared in the New York Times One in 8 Million series: http://is.gd/RIbuhN. Her website can be found at http://leatheryenta.com/