Meet the 2016 Interim Elected Officers!!
PRESIDENT: Queen Raini
Queen Raini is a Dominant Leather Woman/Queen with 30 years of experience in the lifestyle. As current ONYX Pearl Southeast President, she strives to promote diversity amongst kink and leather communities. Her current passions include helping kinksters to add sanity and creativity to any scene, helping cross dressers discover and experience their “Inner Diva”, and initiating/mentoring the curious and newbies into the lifestyle, all in a safe and non judgmental way.
She also believes there is no “one true way”. No matter what steps you took, you are on your Leather Journey. Some of Queen Raini’s favorite kinks include rope, percussion, electricity and sensory play.
“I’m a giver. I give until someone hurts.” -Queen Raini
VICE PRESIDENT: Choc Trei
Choc Trei is an Executive Director for ONYX Pearl South East (www.onyxpearlsoutheast.com) as Vice President, Leather Leadership Conference (www.leatherleadership.org) & Leather Houses of Color (www.lhocc.org) as Treasurer for the 2016-2017 terms. She emerges as a staunch supporter of organization for the education, training and mental health of Leather & BDSM lifestyle participants. Protection of personal privacy & decriminalizing BDSM practices between consenting adults are her personal causes. As a Switch/Versatile, Choc founded SASS, an All-In Meet Up group with ATL and a new DC chapter. Its model allows Players to practice topping / bottoming in one scene without labels or stigma they changed their Dynamic, Core Role or Lifestyle Identity. Look for www.bdsm-unleashed.com coming soon! As a teen-age runaway & high school drop-out, she mentors #TNG and at risk-youth based on earned dual undergrad degrees in Finance/Ops Mgmt & an MBA which she received as a Non-Traditional Student. She is Head of the House of Trei with five (5) members, including herself which focuses on service projects that build community. Her belief: Faith, Family & Friends is the foundation to turn life around!!
TREASURER: The Lady Ceyda
SECRETARY: Fermosa RJ
PLEDGE MASTER CO-CHAIRS: Goddess Sadie Hawkins & Sacara
Goddess Sadie Hawkins is a lifestyle professional FemDom of color and has over 13 years in the lifestyle. Her home base is Phoenix, AZ via Atlanta, GA. She is CEO of Sensuous Sovereignties, Sadie’s Herbal Remedies, Carib X Consulting Group LLC, & Head Matriarch of Secret Shangri-La Arizona.
Goddess Sadie is an active member of APEX, board member of ONYX Pearls & serves as an Executive Mistress for ClubFEM Arizona. She performs rituals and ceremonies nationwide, is a Kink Aware Sex Educator, Therapeutic Consultant, Psychosexual Intimacy Coach, Mentor, Corset Distributor and Polyamory Activist. As well as a Professional Dominant, Fetish Model and Fetish Performance Artist who has appeared on various talk radio shows and is a lifelong advocate of Sex Workers Rights.
Sacara is a polyamorous, queer, pagan, domme and kinkster. She has been exploring Atlanta’s kinky and enm communities since 2009 and has recently started to explore Leather. Sacara currently serves on the board for Atlanta Poly Inc., Onyx Pearls Southeast, and Whippersnappers.
SGT AT ARMS: Kuvee-iamar
HEALTH & WELLNESS CO-CHAIRS: Mocha & Nikki Von Trei
As a seasoned educator and mental health professional, Mocha Onyx Pearl brings 30 years of wellness expertise to Onyx Pearls. Together with nearly two decades of lifestyle experience, Mocha’s primary objective is to maintain momentum of progressive mastery of personal and professional lifestyle skills within the BDSM culture and community while transferring knowledge through service to Onyx Pearls.
Mocha Onyx Pearl has served as Mentor, Presenter, Moderator, Assistant to BFD Atlanta Founder, and active participant within the community over the past 5 years. She considers it an honor and privilege to have benefited from study as a Mentee for 2 years, and believes herself to be a “lifelong learner”. Some of her current interests include support of Onyx Bar Night, Leather Leadership Conferences (LLC), Southeast Leather Fest (SELF), Presenter for Onyx Pearls Annual Healing Dinner (2016), and contributing to the overall advancement of People of Color within the BDSM community nationally and abroad.
Nikki Trei is a poly lesbian Dominant, Leather girl, wellness coach, and Lieutenant for the House of Trei. She started as a private kinkster in 2007, then ventured into the community in 2012 and never looked back. While most kinky folks know the importance of aftercare, Nikki teaches “Pre Care: Preparing for a Sensational Session,” a class that focuses on addressing the physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual needs of all parties prior to engaging in a scene. She is a PRICK (Personally Responsible Informed Consensual Kink) player who is all about sensual domination; wax play, bondage, body worship, mental manipulation, orgasm control, impact, and sensory deprivation/overload are just a few of her top kinks. Hailing from Atlanta, she pledged ONYX Pearls Southeast’s (OPSE) first line prior to relocating to California, and is currently on the Board of Directors as the co-chair of Health & Wellness. She aspires to launch a SoCal Pearls chapter in the future. Know any kinky women of color in southern California? Send them her way! MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA: Miss Marla
Miss Marla is a professional sex, intimacy, and relationship coach. As a Black, femme, queer woman, she teaches sexuality education in all sorts of realms. She’s been in the lifestyle for 15 years and has had a wide range of kinky experiences. She loves to teach Kink 101 classes via her business, Velvet Lips, and she also co-founded the Sex Down South Conference and the Sexual Liberation Collective. She’s a masochistic switch with bratty tendencies. She loves to try anything at least 3 times. She’s an intellectual at heart, so penetrating her mind is one of the first things you have to do if you really want to get to know her. She’s a hustler and a master influencer, so let luck be with you. She’s proud to pledge on the first line, as she’s been involved with the Pearls since it’s formation.
EDUCATION CO-CHAIRS: Mistress Akosha, Vyxen, & Daddi Panther DaddiPanther is a Masculine Identified Person of Leather. He prefers male pronouns, He/Him/Sir. He has been in the BDSM lifestyle for 21 years and in the Leather community for over 10 years. He is the Co-Director of the Education committee for Onyx Pearls Southeast. He is the owner of the House of Orchids, a Leather Poly Household. The House is based on Family, Community and Education. He is a co-operator of the North Carolina POC Munch group which meets every 2nd Saturday in Greensboro. He earned his leather boots from his Mentor, the wonderful Lady Lynette who has now passed. His earning leather journey is continues. He considers himself a traditional person of leather who values leather protocol and traditions. His favorite type of play is impact play as he is a Sadist. He also enjoys wax, fire and electrical play. He tends to lean towards the edgier side of play. He is very easy to talk with. Feel free to reach out and say hello.
BYLAWS COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS: Mistress Akosha & Tyesha Best