• 2015 | Received the Key to Folsom Street Fair for her community service.  
  • 2014 | Inducted in The Society of Janus‘ Hall of Fame
  • 2009 | Nominated for Woman of the Year, Leather Journal for the Pantheon of Leather XIX
  • 2008 | Cléo and Fakir named Living Leather Legends, Southwest Leather Conference
  • 2008 | Leather Marshall, San Francisco Pride Parade
  • 2002 | “The Pain Game” Award from SSSS-WR Healthy Sexual Pleasure Film/Video Festival.
My films are currently screened in college sexuality and women’s studies classes.

  • “The Pain Game” (2000)
    Producer and Director

    Educational Film Recognition Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, screened at the San Francisco Frameline Film Festival 2001, LadyFest 2002, the 2nd Annual SM Film Festival in New York, and Festival de l’Etrange in Paris. Reviewed in the Village Voice as “a serious attempt to illustrate and analyze the deeper passions of SM play…. the viewer is left in no doubt about the potential for achieving ecstasy through sustained, consensual SM play.”
  • “Tie Me Up!” (2001)
    Producer and Director
    Reviewed by Jerry Zientara, Ed.D., Librarian, Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, who stated, “…combines exquisite unusual erotic energy with highly educational tips & rich production value.”
Guest Lecturer / Presenter / Workshop Facilitator 
Presenter and workshop facilitator at numerous San Francisco Bay Area and National BDSM conferences and society meetings. Subjects include Psychology and BDSM, Ethics and Archetypes, Playing with Power and Informed Consent For Dominants, Submissives and Switches. Safe BDSM Play, Negotiation Skills and Scene Dynamics,  Healing and Self- Empowerment through  Dominance/Submission and SM Play,  Energy and Body Rituals, and the History of San Francisco Leatherfolk.

Academic Institutions

  • Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco (2006)
  • Kaiser Permanente Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco (2003)
  • San Francisco State University (2000)
  • ConnectdED (2007)
  • Toynbee Studio, London, UK (2007)

Community Venues

  • Good Vibrations (2008-Present)
  • (2011-Present)
  • OneTaste (2007-2008-Present) for their Taboo & Mastery programs
  • Learning Annex, San Francisco (2000)

Conferences / Society Lectures

  • SM Odyssey- Folsom fringe, San Jose
  • Leather Men Discussion Group, San Francisco
  • Thunder in the Mountains, Denver
  • Kinkfest, Portland
  • IMSL Conference, San Francisco
  • San Francisco Citadel
  • Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco
  • LeatherQuest, San Francisco
  • The Floating World, New Jersey
  • Kinky Kollege,Chicago
  • The Exiles – San Francisco Women in Kink Educational Organization
  • Society of Janus, San Francisco
  • Dark Odyssey, San Francisco
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