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Mon, Oct. 19th, 2009, 11:02 am
justak: Wondering..

Hi All,

I see that it's been a while since anyone has posted here, and I've had an issue floating around in my mind for a while now, so I thought this would be the perfect place to ask it.

Ive just recently begun working towards earning Leather from someone I admire and respect very much (yay!) but I'm finding myself having a hard time feeling...qualified, for lack of a better word. I think what I'm having the hardest time with is reconciling my girl nature with the image that pops into my head when I think of a Leather Person. I'm 25, bouncy, playful and mischievious,  and when I think of a Leather Person I think of someone far more serious and mature. Logically I know that Leather is not just for middle aged mature and serious people, but logic rarely has anything to do with the irrationality of my head. I'm think what I am struggling with is a to match what is in my head to what is in my heart.

I suppose my question is did/does anyone else have any similar internal struggles? If so, how did you overcome them?

Kimberli

crossposted to the yahoo group and to my journal

Mon, Oct. 19th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
kendermouse

oh yeah. I still do. While i'm older, i'm in a position that i'm a "girly girl" and don't fit the "look" of a "leather woman". I'm a short little round thing and i don't wear much, if any, leather because 1)it's too expensive at the moment 2) i don't feel i carry the look well, and 3) it's not... me.

I tend towards shorter skirts that flow and twirl, velvets and materials with texture and sensual "touch". I wore corsets for a while, but find that, as i'm very much a "service sub" that they were too restrictive for me to serve in. So i wear sheers or flowing items that have lower necklines, etc. It's much more "me".

Does that make me any less a "Leather Girl"? No. I am the bouncy, skirt wearing, playful "maus" who is collared and in 24/7 service to her Ma'am. I am a Leather Girl because i am LEATHER, not because i WEAR leather. I have a list of protocol that i follow when out with Ma'am based on the Leather style that SHE wishes me to follow. I serve Her willingly and with love and devotion and have given myself to Her. This, in my mind, is the "reality" of Leather. It's not the outfit, the attitude (okay, there is SOME attitude involved but it's more about respect, obedience, honesty, consent, trust and a GOOD attitude), the look. It's about becoming the submissive your DOMINANT wishes you to be and being a positive reflection of your Dominant when out in public (either with or without them beside you).

i hope that makes at least SOME sense. ::sigh:: It's a question that a LOT of us struggle with, especially when we don't fit the "stereotypical" view of "leather".

good luck with your journey and with earning your Leathers.

pax,
M'sera Psilence's maus

Tue, Oct. 20th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
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