We are bringing back the members spotlight and will be highlighting two of our members every month so we can all get to know each other a little better. Our first highlighted member is our new Female Co-Chair Audra.
Audra has graciously agreed to answer these 10 questions to help us get to know her better.
1. What first brought you to NLA?
My friends were involved and I was intrigued with what being leather was. I figured the easiest way to learn was to come to meetings and watch and learn.
2. What is it about NLA that makes it feel like home to you?
The friendships. The fact that we might not agree on how to accomplish a goal but in the end most of us will compromise to do what is best for the group.
3. If pressed, I’d identify myself as… a leather service oriented slave with a side of brat and a smidge of sarcastic little.
4. Define what “Leather” is to you?
To me it is a family of individuals who uphold honor, integrity, and honesty who work together and while holding each other accountable are forgiving of mistakes made that are awcknowledged and worked on to not happen again.
5. What are your top 3 Leather/kink passions?
Bootblacking, knives and education
6. What are your top 3 Vanilla passions?
Molding our kids to be stewards of their future , reading, coloring lol
7. What was your first experience with Leather?
I was honored to be surrounded by people who were leather from the second I stepped into the lifestyle however my first experience outside of just small interactions was going to my first event at Women in Leather and the easy camaraderie and feeling of family and acceptance that I found. Of course those feelings were after I got used to feeling like prey.
8. What is your most memorable Leather moment?
I have two when I was gifted my “boots” and later my vest. My boots fit my personality since they were three pairs of leather heels. Some don’t get it or approve but it’s my journey not theirs so I get to walk it on my terms. The boots and vest were all legacy items owned by the individual who honored me with them.
9. What do you feel NLA is doing well?
I feel we are finally coming together setting our differences aside and trying to move the organization forward together. We still have challenges but if we work together we can do it.
10. What changes would you like to see in NLA?
I would like to see us having frank honest conversations with each other. If you think someone is doing something wrong or not above board then go ask them about it first. Their answer might surprise you. Remember whispering behind backs and spreading unverified rumors will destroy us not move us forward. If your scared to ask them come to me because I am not afraid to ask difficult questions.