Curriculum Vitae


Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, 2015
Queer Kink Erotica Novella Series, 2018


Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 7. Cleis Press, 2022 (forthcoming)
Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 6. Cleis Press, 2021
Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 5. Cleis Press, 2020
Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 4. Cleis Press, 2019
Journal for Sex Positive Sexuality, General Editor, ongoing
Erotix: Literary Journal of Somatics. Body Trust, 2017
Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica. Cleis Press, 2012
Best Lesbian Erotica 2012. Guest editor; series editor Kathleen Warnock. Cleis Press, 2012


Finalist for the Lambda Literary Lesbian Erotica Award for Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 5
National Leather Award International John Preston Short Fiction Award, 2019
National Leather Award International Cynthia Slater Non-Fiction Article Award Honorable Mention, 2019
Alumni Award, Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, 2017
National Leather Award International John Preston Short Fiction Award Honorable Mention, 2017
Finalist for the Lambda Literary Lesbian Erotica Award for Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, 2016
National Leather Association John Preston Short Fiction Award for Awakening: Mistress Elise Winter & morgan, 2016
National Leather Association Cynthia Slater Non-Fiction Award for “To All the Tops Who Are Afraid to Make a Move”, 2015
Program Development Excellence Award, Body Electric School, New York, NY 2012
Honorable Mention in the Astraea Emerging Lesbian Writers Grant in Poetry, 2008
Teacher of the Year, Bent Writing Institute, Seattle, WA 2005


“Flirting Dirty,” Boundless Conference, 2018
“The Sexual Politics of BDSM”, Sex Down South, 2016
Identity Ritual, BUTCH Voices NYC Regional Conference, 2010

Workshops & Performances

South by Southwest, Austin, TX
Pink Ink Queer Writers, New York, NY
IvyQ: Queer Ivy League Conference, New Haven, CT and Princeton, NJ
Leather Reign, Seattle, WA
Desire Leather Women, Palm Springs, CA
International Ms. Leather, San Francisco
Northwest Leather Celebration, Sacramento, CA
Sin in the City, Las Vegas, NV
West Coast Bound, Vancouver, BC
The Exiles, San Francisco, CA
Sex Down South, Atlanta, GA
Lesbian Sex Mafia, New York City
FLAME Conference, Online
Threshold, San Francisco, CA
Society of Janus, San Francisco, CA
Foundations, San Francisco, CA
Mission Control, San Francisco, CA
Queer Sphere, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Unholy Harvest, Toronto, ON
Conversio Virium, Columbia University, New York City, NY
Dark Odyssey: Summer Camp, Baltimore, MD
Dark Odyssey: Winter Fire, Washington, DC
Dark Odyssey: Fusion, Baltimore, MD
Dark Odyssey: Surrender, San Francisco
Northern Exposure, Anchorage, AK
Boundless, Ukiah, CA
Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health, Pawtucket, RI
Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco, CA
Center for Sex Positive Culture, Seattle, WA
BUTCH Voices, New York City and Oakland, CA
Kink Academy, online
KinkForAll Unconference, Providence, RI & New York City, NY
The Stockroom, LA, CA
Babeland, New York, NY & Seattle, WA
Good Vibrations, San Francisco, Oakland, CA
Early 2 Bed, Chicago, IL
The Tool Shed, Madison, WI
She Bop, Portland, OR
The Pleasure Chest, Chicago, IL & LA, CA
Come As You Are, Toronto, ON
Good For Her, Toronto, ON
Feelmore 510, Oakland, CA
Oh My Sensuality Shop, Northampton, MA
Passional, Philadelphia, PA
Smitten Kitten, Minneapolis, MN
Venus Envy, Halifax, NS & Ottowa, ON
Antigone Books, Tucson, AZ
Bluestockings, New York, NY
Charis Books, Atlanta, GA
In Other Words, Portland, OR
Room of One’s Own, Madison, WI
Women and Children First, Chicago, IL
Glad Day Books, Toronto, ON
Columbia University
Harvard University
Yale University
Princeton University
Stanford University
Smith College
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
University of Tennessee
University of California Berkeley
University of California Los Angeles
University of Washington Seattle

See the previous events list here

Contributions to Anthologies


International Master 2020
Northwest Master 2019


Good Sex Awards, 2021
Lambda Literary Foundation Lammy Awards, New York, NY 2011, 2012, 2018-2022
National Leather Association International Awards, 2014-2021
International Ms Leather, San Francisco, CA April 2013
Publishing Triangle Awards, New York, NY 2007, 2019

Board Member & Producer

FLAME Conference, Associate Producer, 2020
MAsT San Francisco, Co-Producer 2014-2015
BUTCH Voices, Media Chair, Oakland, CA 2010-2013
Lesbian Sex Mafia, Programming Co-chair New York, NY 2011-2013
Sideshow: Queer Literary Carnival Reading Series, New York, NY 2009-2011
Bent: Writing Institute for Queers, Media Chair, Seattle, WA 2001-2005


LGBTQ Speakers Bureau, San Francisco, CA 2017-2019
MAsT San Francisco, 2013-present
National Leather Association – International, 2016-present
Leather Archives & Museum, 2018-present
National Coalition of Sexual Freedom, 2018-present
The Exiles, 2019-present
MAsT Oakland, 2020-present
Queer Leather Association Sacramento, 2019-present
Queer Sphere, San Francisco, 2013-2016
Lesbian Sex Mafia, New York City, 2005-2012
Girls Write Now, 2006-2009
The Center for Sex Positive Culture, Seattle, WA, 1999-2005


#1 on the Kinkly Erotica Sex Blog list, 2020
Mentioned as top 10 in Reader’s Choice, Queer Sex Blogs, and Review Blogs on the Kinkly Sex Blog list, 2020
#1 on the Kinkly Queer Sex Blog list, 2019
#1 on the Kinkly Erotica Sex Blog list, 2019
#6 on the Kinkly Queer Sex Blog list, 2018
#4 on the Kinkly Erotica Sex Blog list, 2018
#2 on the 7 Best Places To Read Literotica Online, by Sophie Saint Thomas on Cosmopolitan 2017
#4 on the Kinkly Top Erotica Blogs of 2017
#46 on the Kinkly Top 100 Sex Blogging Superheroes of 2017
#25 on the 2016 Kinkly Sex Blogging Superheroes list
#59 on the 2015 Kinkly Sex Blogging Superheroes list
#2 on the 2014 Kinkly Sex Blogging Superheroes list
#44 on the 2013 100 Most Stylish DapperQs
100 Women We Love class of 2010, Go Magazine
Mentioned as one of three 2010 Best Sex Bloggers in the Village Voice
#27 on the Top 100 Sex Bloggers of 2010
The Lezzys 2009 Lesbian Weblog Awards: Best Lesbian Sex/Short Story/Erotica Blog
#10 on the 2009 Top 100 Sexy Bloggers list
The Lezzys: 2008 Lesbian Weblog Awards: Best Lesbian Sex/Short Story/Erotica Blog, Best Gender Bending Blog
#7 on the 2008 Best Sex Toy Reviewers list
#1 on the 2008 Top 100 Sex Bloggers list
Finalist for 2007 Lesbian Blog of the Year


The Lesbrary, 2020
Constellations, Autostraddle, 2020
View From the Top, Autostraddle, 2016
Cliterotica, Lambda Literary Foundation, 2013-2015
What They Are Asking, 2010-2012
Good Vibrations Magazine, 2009-2010
Fearless Press, 2012
SexIs, 2007-2011
Carnal Nation, 2010
CyberDyke, 2008


Sugarbutch Star, 2009
Urban Ornithology, 2007
FYI Writing Group chapbook, 2007
Fervor: Poems from the East Village, Pleasure Boat Studio, 2008
Valence: Fool’s Gold in the Shape of Poems, 2006
Covet, 2002

Web Content Producer, 2006-current
BUTCH Voices, 2012-2013
Butches With Cute Animals Tumblr, 2010-2012
Butch Lab, 2009
Queer Eye Candy, 2008
Top Hot Butches, 2008, 1998-2002
Feminist Media Watch, 1998-2000
A Watercolour Stain, 1996-1999

Select Work History

Associate Director, LGBTQ Speakers Bureau, SF 2018-2019
Director, Summer Institute on Sexuality, SFSU 2017-2018
Teacher, 4th-8th grade puberty & sex education, for Sexual Health Education, 2015-2017
National Women’s Coordinator, Body Electric School, 2007-2010


Embodied Social Justice Certificate, The Embody Lab, 2021
Digital Marketing, General Assembly, San Francisco, CA 2019
Body Electric School, national (Seattle, WA, New York, NY, Albany, NY, San Francisco, CA) 1999-2013
Urban Tantra, San Francisco, CA, 2013
Teach Now, online teacher training, 2012
Sacred Intimacy through a Tantric Lens Certificate, Seattle, WA 2011-2012
Community Word Project, 2005-2006
Bent Teacher Training, Bent Writing Institute for Queers, Seattle, 2003


University of Washington Seattle, Dual Bachelor’s of Arts Degrees in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies and Creative Writing, 2004. Magna Cum Laude. Phi Beta Kappa & Golden Key Honors Societies.

Seattle Central Community College, Associate of Arts, 2002