Tyesha Best


Tyesha is first and foremost, a Leatherwoman. She is also a queer femme tomboy, forever student, writer, lover of history, teacher, musician, and "paper schlepper". She has an outgoing nature that leads her to volunteer her gifts and talents wherever needed. Tyesha has lived in the DFW and surrounding areas for the past decade and officially calls Dallas her home though she currently lives in Wilton Manors, FL. 

An ex military brat, Tyesha knew about her sadomasochistic nature even while a young girl living in Italy and is grateful for the opportunities to discuss and demonstrate her thoughts on it. She also enjoys talking and teaching on generational and minority issues. Tyesha has served as NLA-International Policy and Procedures Chair, President of the Dallas girls of Leather, and worked with Leatherati.com as their Calendar Editor, Staff Writing Correspondent, and Contributing Editor. She still serves NLA-International and now serves as Editor for Leatherati.com and Registration Coordinator for Gender Odyssey. She has served on many other boards and committees including Beyond Vanilla, Women in Leather International, and Dallas Fresh Leather. Tyesha believes that evolution does not happen without knowledge of the past; neither does it truly evolve fully without the help and creativity of the future. She knows that wisdom and foresight have no age limit. When people understand this, history will be repeated less, solutions will be achieved faster and the Elders will have the ability to go on vacation. She is grateful for the mentors and close friends and family that continue to help the growth of her Identity and journey.