Tillie King & Ben

Tillie King has been practicing BDSM for 20 years. She is a fat, white, femme, feral leather queer who enjoys getting into the ‘why’ of kink. Tillie has lived her whole life on unceded Coast Salish territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations, in “Vancouver, BC, Canada.” She loves novel and authentic ways of connecting with other weirdos. Her passions for blood, leather, and sex is balanced with hand-embroidery, baking cookies, and consuming speculative fiction. She has presented along the West Coast, organized workshops, judged at IMsL and WCBB, been a dungeon monitor (and bootblack.)

Ben is a white settler descendant born on unceded Stӧlo territory; he has lived in the unceded territories of the Tsimshian, Skohomesh, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples (so-called North Coast and Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada). He is a disabled, fat, non-binary, femme leatherqueer. He has been doing d/s, kink, and leather for 13 years.

His interests include:

Queer and leather history
Creative power dynamics
Heavy impact

Ben was part of the founding and several subsequent board(s) of Metro Vancouver Kink, has facilitated discussions for new kinksters, and presented workshops on everything from cunt play to dealing with loss in the kink community. In non-leather life, Ben is a union labour educator and public servant.