Tomo (she/they) is a queer butch leatherdyke who found the leather community during a sunset motorcycle ride with her wife Mel decades ago. She has presented classes, produced events, served as a judge, keynote speaker, auctioneer and emcee at leather events since. Tomo has been served by her Majordomo Levi for over 15 years.
Tomo is Owner and Producer of South Plains Leatherfest, the International Master slave Contest and the International Person of Leather Contest. She served as Northwest slave 2015 and International slave 2016/2021. 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 and International Ms Bootblack for seven years. She co-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 2013 Pantheon of Leather President's Award, the 2018 Master slave Conference slave Heart Award, and the 2020 Vice President's Award from the National Leather Association.
Resistance is Welcome
Resistance is a natural occurrence in a relationship that exchanges authority. How we manage resistance as both Master and slave can either divide us or provide an opportunity for engagement. In this class, we will explore resistance from the Master’s perspective and discuss how as leaders we react to resistance and how we can manage it from a place of power and authority. We will also explore why resistance happens from the slave’s viewpoint and suggest that rather than offer resistance, we can communicate and then surrender our struggle. Join Tomo for this engaging discussion and discover how we might transform perceived opposition in authority exchange relationships to growth.
Hands That Serve, Hands that Heal
Shiatsu is a Japanese method of finger pressure massage that may be used on trigger and pressure points to promote a healthy lifestyle, induce healing, and help with stress relief. In this class, Tomo will share how massage can be a sexy exchange as service as well as something you can use on yourself. We will learn a basic wellness treatment for the back and neck, as well as other useful pressure points in the body to help us maintain healthy muscle tissue and energy flow for our partner and ourselves. The class will include a brief introduction to Eastern medicine, the meridian system, and healing methods. Topics will include safety, healthy therapeutic results, and proper body mechanics to massage with minimal effort, meridians (energy pathways) and useful pressure points along those pathways. This is a hands-on class, though participation is not required and no prior experience is needed.
Takedown & Control
Let’s get rough. This class will cover takedowns taken from martial arts techniques and modified to create safe yet rough play. Takedowns, choking, subdue and restraint techniques, and pain will be used to physically take control over the willing or unwilling bottom. Big tough Top, small body? Come and learn how size does not matter. Everyone will have the opportunity to practice the takedowns presented in a safe and sexy environment.
Two Plus: Essentials, Joys & Challenges of Polyamoury & M/s Relationships
Many of us in the Leather, Kink, and BDSM communities participate in relationships with more than one person. While having multiple partners in your life can bring joy and fulfillment, the path can also be tricky to navigate at times, especially in Authority Exchange relationships. Tomo will share her thoughts and experience as we examine the joys of multiple partners within Master slave relationships as well as what the challenges may be, during this moderated participatory discussion. We will discuss making the choice to have multiple partners, different types and definitions of polyamory, essentials for success, and common challenges and solutions.