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My name is Flame and I use she/her as my pronouns. I was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and have lived here all my life. I moved to San Francisco city in 1977 and became a punk rocker involved in the early days of the San Francisco punk rock, leather, and kink scene and had a band named Animal Things. I am part of BASiL (Bay Area Sober in Leather) and am a titleholder for them. I am SF Sober Kinkster 2018. I am a published author, most recently in the anthology by Gede Parma called "Elements of Magic" in which I wrote the chapter on Divination. I also have a memoir/novel called "Our Lady of the Gutters".
Melanie Griffin is a non-binary, queer Black artist and herbalist living in Virginia. She is an ardent believer and lover of plant medicine, plant magic and healing justice. They are deeply invested in collective healing and creative paths that center those most impacted by interlocking oppressions.
Born Suffering is my chosen moniker in various magical and kinky communities, though most folks use my birth name, Robert, as I am weirdly, openly, proudly, kinky, queer, and nonbinary. I have myriad labels attached, by me and other, none of which seem entirely adequate most days. I am variously autonomaton, sadomasochist, anticapitalist, antifascist, anarcho-queer, non-binary, kink freak, Leather Daddy, hedge witch, farmer, woodworker, artist, activist, now reformed teenage Church of Satan hedonist… or something. I am at first glance an old cis white dude by most accounts and recognize the layers of privilege that come with that.
Hi, y’all! My name is Jynx (she/her), and I live in the rightful lands of the Haudenosaunee, Osage, Shawnee, Hopewell, Seneca, and Monongahela peoples - what is now known as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in Turtle Island/U.S.A. As an active member within the local Reclaiming community and SpiralHeart witchcamp, I strive to live each aspect of my life with radical authenticity in this anarcho-feminist social justice tradition as it grows in love and accountability. I have (thankfully) completed my 3-year term of service as Spiralheart's BIPOC Mentor.