Twin Cities Pride is this weekend. I've been pumped about it all week. There's something to be said for MN Leather Pride . Plenty of kinky activities going on at the same time as regular pride. I plan for a weekend of much debauchery, good friends, good food, and hopefully, some play. :)
I'm planning on doing something radical and also kinda scary - I'm planning to walk in the parade with the leatherpride flag/float, whatever it is. I would consider it a kinky "coming out" if you will, but since I don't really live or work in MPLS, then I don't think it will really be that painful. The more important question I have is, what do I wear!? Leather or rubber??
I often wonder how other people show their "leather" or "kinky" pride. Do you show it in everyday life? Are you "out", in a kinky sense? Do your coworkers, friends, and family know? Do you wear that hanky in your back pocket every day?
MIR has launched their new website with current information on this year's upcoming contest. I was mesmerized last year watching the contest, and after seeing all the cool stuff MIR gets to do and how big they are in enhancing the community, I'm considering entering this year for the contest.
But even so, just the thought gives me a pit in my stomach.
I'm kinda nervous in front of people - the onstage portions might just be murder. Those of you who know me personally know that I can be somewhat shy and nervous in public. I would definitely have to work on that. Oh yeah, and I'd need more rubber outfits, but I never seem to have to big of a problem spending money on rubber gear.
I plan to ponder over it for a couple days, weeks, I don't know. Any feedback would be appreciated as to what you all think I should do!
On one final note, about a week ago, I submitted an article to Leatherati. To my delight, they thought my work was good enough to post. :) Thought you all might like to go read the article. It subsequently got reblogged onto Mr. Kristofer's site, to whom I am ever so grateful. :)