I am a Oregon native and moved to Portland, OR when I was 17. I had been kicked out by my Mormon Family for being gay and lived at a Youth Homeless Shelter until I was 21. I moved to San Francisco in 2007 and became involved in marriage equality activism. After the passage of Prop 8 (California’s anti-same-sex marriage ruling) passed I got involved in a direct action/civil disobedience group. I have been arrested five times in three states for civil disobedience while fighting for Queer Liberation.
For 8 years I volunteered for a LGBTQ Mormon Organization on their National Leadership Team. I joined the AIDS/LifeCycle as a volunteer ‘Roadie’ and the 2019 ride will be my 4th year volunteering on the ride. I am currently SF Sober Kinkster 2019 for Bay Area Sober in Leather (BASIL) as well as the co-chair for the group. I also currently serve as a board member for Positive Pedalers, a non-profit group that is focused on “Eliminating stigma through our positive public example”.
Reika has been an active participant in the Bay Area kink Scene for the past 7 years. She identifies as a queer femme leatherwoman who is a self proclaimed kitty sadomasochist. She has been involved in Society of Janus since 2012, finding pleasure in being of service to the community as an educator and party host. She is blessed to have a wonderful family (both blood and leather) who support her in all of her adventures and endeavors. Reika is thrilled to be running for Ms SF Leather and looks forward to what the future may hold.