iamar Kinhawk - 2018 SouthEast Person of Leather
iamar was introduced to the Leather community in 1996 through AOL. She joined the TIDEwater Community as a member in 1998 when it first formed as BelleIsis. She moved to Nashville, TN in 1999 and through the years renamed herself iamar after her Leather brother told her that she was like the moon which was ever changing. She had been apart of the volunteer staff in the Nashville community. She started Teases and Cakes, a support group for submissives and slaves as well as Nashville People of Color with her husband. As a volunteer for Frolicon, she expanded her role as a game room hostess to being a ceremony coordinator as well as a Primal presenter. She is a moderator for Primal Play-The Animal Within on Fetlife. She is currently a member of The Red Chair in Birmingham, AL and Voodoo Leatherworks in Colorado Springs, CO. She is a member of Onyx Pearls Mid Atlantic, and had proudly serving as Sargent of Arms for two years for the Onyx Pearls Southeast. iamar is always on the go traveling to visit the various communities in her spare time to continue her education regarding Leather, BDSM, and Kink.
UPDATE, FEBRUARY, 2019: iamar Kinhawk wins International Person of Leather at Sin in the City, Las Vegas, NV!!!
I wanted to make the people of my Southeast Region proud of how I would represent us. And boy did I ever by bringing the International Title back for another year. I have a hard act to follow but I am sure going to try to keep the excitement and open door to as many people as I can. I am hoping to go to at least two countries during 2019 to promote the fellowship within our worldwide community.
During the competition, I found two more brothers and sisters. StrongHands_MO, 2018 Heartland Person of Leather with his wife, Redprimrose who is the current Missouri 2018 Person of Leather, were both generous and helpful to me when I needed. A very special thanks to Redprimrose who assessed and wrapped my sprain ankle at the competion. Derek and his wife, EchoSprite are a special couple that so many in our community can learn from. Derek was the 1st runner up for Rocky Mountain Rebellion Person of Leather. He stepped up to the plate to compete with less than a month to prepare. He and his wife worked as a team with amazing grace, skill, and Love. They all are what this title is about.
I am looking forward to this new adventure with a bit of fear but so much curiosity about all the other playgrounds out there.
Thank you all so much for your continuing support and outpouring love. It will keep me flying high through this year.