Skills & Education Presenter


Tyesha Best

Tyesha Best, a Queer AfroLatinx Switch, has been in the Leather Community for over 12 years now, having started in online chat rooms before taking her interests offline. She has done community work for TNG, NLA-Dallas, Fresh Leather, NLA-I, WILL, WILF, Beyond Vanilla, Gender Odyssey, Onyx Pearls and many other organizations.

Tyesha works tirelessly as cheerleader and advocate for marginalized populations, Bootblacks, and the girl identity. Currently, Tyesha is currently Social Media Coordinator of IML Inc, one of very few women to wear the Wingman as a back patch. She is also Asst. Editor in Chief of leatherati.com, Road Captain of Southeast Onyx Pearls. She also holds a Pantheon Of Leather award for the Florida Region, 2018 Leathertarian Award and is a winner of the NLA-International's Steve Maidhof Award for her community involvement Internationally.

Tyesha currently resides in Wilton Manors, Florida and is in a loving family including Sir Kirk Rubén and Alpha William Ferkel.