“I have thought long and hard about this. Who am I? What do I have to say? What I am going to with this blog is talk about my journey in BDSM, poly, and the challenges of dealing with my mental and physical health as well as aging in the scene. Why do I think this is important? I think, out of fear, we tend to shut down and NOT talk. I want to get rid of the stigma surrounding these issues. I hope that by opening up and talking candidly about my life it will make others realize that they are not alone.”
Naiia began teaching with Graydancer in 2008 and has become passionate about Leather, bottom-focused education, and reducing the stigma around mental health and aging in the scene. She is the founder of the Madison Women of Leather, a member of the Rope Dojo Cadre and the ROPECRAFT staff, volunteers with the Madison LGBT Outreach, and works with Consent.rocks. She has presented across North America at kink and sex ed events, venues, colleges, and universities.