Updates: Covid 2020-2021 Event Announcements

End of the Olympus Leather Contest?

From the desk of Vonn Tramel, Owner Olympus Leather

In May of 2019 Olympus Leather Hosted some fantastic folks in Chicago for Olympus Leather Weekend 2019.  Among them was Laura Antoniou who was kind enough to take my money and give a keynote address of her choosing "whether I liked what she had to say or not".  Little did she know, that I had been pondering some of the things she had to say. 

Why weren't events focusing on artists and authors?  Why were events SOOOOO focused on "just contests"? After all, titleholders "should" be doing SOMETHING...What were they actually doing?  I'd been having trouble answering that very question for the 6 years I'd been involved with Olympus Leather beyond traveling, teaching (teaching what?), and raising money (for what and did I KNOW the charities were getting their money? and that raised more questions than I had time to ponder).

WELP....2020 gave me A LOT of time to think about whether or not a pageant was the way to continue.  December 31, 2020, I made the decision and put out the word to Regional and Local Olympus Leather Producers that we were killing the pageant system as we knew it.  I have ideas.  Ideas for the way we pick future titleholders, the way we present our events, the way we utilize this family to promote our chosen charities, and the way we choose our charities.  The whole thing needed a good scrub and re-work.

In February 2021 a group of individuals comprised of Olympus Leather Former Titleholders, close family members, and Producers sat in on the first committee meeting to hear what I had to say.  Some liked it, some are still (as of May) not certain about the changes...I am CERTAIN that we'll come out the other side of this thing better for it.

I'm not ready to spill all the beans just yet, but we have chosen the date for the next event and I hope you'll join us for OLW 2021 Online.  This won't be just another Zoom Conference.  We'll have curated virtual museum displays and vendors marts where you can autonomously stroll through at your leisure, the Leather Quilt will be on virtual display as well.  Performances on the main stage by our community for our community, a special table reading of Laura Antoniou's Killer short "A SPICE Oddity".  NO Contest (this year) NO Classes, NO Auction. Chat roulette...and so much more is being planned!  And it's all FREE.  Registration will be opening soon.



Olympus Leather Weekend, FREE VIRTUAL JULY 24, 2021 Info updated weekly at OlympusLeather.com
 
Midwest Olympus Leather, Ohio - Next event TBD check midwestolympus.com for updates
 
Central Canada Olympus Leather, Ottawa, ON Canada - Next event TBD check centralcanadaolympus.com for updates
 
 
Great Plains Olympus Leather, Dallas, TX - Next event TBD check greatplainsolympus.com for updates.
 
 
Olympus Leather producers have agreed that all events should if not already postponed be monitored closely through September 2021.  
 
Updates about all Olympus Leather events will be at the top of each of their website homepages.

Show Me Olympus Leather: Advancing equity in Missouri

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Show Me Olympus Leather acknowledges that everyone walks in this life with thier own unique favors and gifts. Those privileges may manifest in many forms including but not limited to financial, gender acceptance, age sanctions, occupational assent or racial bias.  It is our belief that we can only achieve a true and balanced existence by promoting and advocating for those with less than we have ourselves.

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 KAREN BARBER

 

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Past Producers

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2019 Ms Show Me Olympus Leather - Alpha kat

girl Kat ms show me olympus leather 2019Alpha kat the inaugural Ms. Show Me Olympus Leather (2019) uses the pronouns she/her/hers.

"I hope to bring more awareness about PTSD several missions. Besides presenting throughout the state of MO and beyond I will be introducing a brand new intensive for mental health wellness called, 'More than Just a Fantasy' a safe place for all to learn, grow and provide tools for a positive lifestyle. This weekend will be packed with fantastic presenters, leaders, discussions and topics. I hope to spread education, awareness and more discussions throughout these weekends. In addition to that I created 'SHE-nergy' in my home of Springfield, MO, a safe please for women to receive support and participate in womens topics related to this lifestyle. I am honored to represent the state of Missouri and hope to meet you along the journey. I belong to MAsT Springfield and the presenter coordinator for MAsT Wichita. For more anout my platform like my page on facebook.

Service is from the SOLE,
Alpha kat

2019 Mr Show Me Olympus Leather - AJ Gault

aj gault mr show me olympus leather 2019AJ Gault the inaugural Mr. Show Me Olympus Leather (2019) uses the pronouns he/him/his. He is a native of Conway, Arkansas. Moving St. Louis in 2005, he made it home for 14.5 years and is now back home in Conway.

He works for Calvin Klein and part-time and as a figure model for the local colleges. He can be found on stage dancing or choreographing thought provoking, visually stimulating, high energy routines. Aj's been involved in the art of female impersonation for 17 plus years across many states and Pageantry Systems.

Aj's an independent fetish photographer, nudist and exhibitionist. Nude camping and naked road trips clearly check most his boxes. He’s a member and sits on the board of Rudis Leather Society of St. Louis. He's the creator of the Brothers n Jocks Quilt Project. He's a former Mr. Gay Central States All-American (2005), Mr. Missouri Leather 2018 and is the current Mr. Show Me Olympus Leather 2019, so he's no stranger to the stage.

Vision

The Leather community is comprised

of an extremely diverse group of people

Olympus Leather Titles are a platform

for non-biased community visibility.

 
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Mission

The Olympus Leather Mr/Ms/Mx

International & Regional Titles seek

to advance equity in the leather

community for all persons.

 
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