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".
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.
I am a genderqueerdo-trans-radical-fae-witch-faggot that is currently doing art (work, life, play) with sex, joyful accountability, queer dying, poetry and embodiment. I am a white settler living on the territory of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples on Vancouver Island in (so called Canada). My background is in social justice, street outreach, anti-violence, harm reduction, somatic sex education and writing.
I have found myself magically at home at Free Activist (Cascadia) Witchcamp, Teen Earth Magic and British Columbia Witchcamp. I have been in love-heartbreak-healing-learning- heartbreak-healing-learning-love relationship(s)... with Reclaiming since 2001. My magic is dirty, wet, playful and full of imperfection!
Shel Stefan (they/them)