Mentoring: A Lost Art

Sunday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Topic area: Community / Discussion

In the earlier days of gay leather and BDSM, mentorship was a major component. It provided not only education and guidance to younger generations, but also nurturing and providing a means of growth under the watch of those with experience. Much of this important dynamic was lost in the 80s and 90s due to the AIDS crisis and the increased use of the internet for education. Only recently are we seeing a newfound interest in what has been considered a forgotten nuance in leather/kink communities. In this workshop, Master Dart and his mentee Michael Darkram will facilitate a discussion about the importance of mentorship in the BDSM/kink world, and share the components of what has worked in their journey of growth together.