Andrea Zanin

Andrea Zanin has been writing and teaching internationally about BDSM/Leather/kink, power dynamics, non-monogamy and queer sexuality for over 15 years, and she endeavours to bring an awareness of privilege and oppression to all her work. Andrea’s writing has been published in numerous books, magazines and newspapers. She co-organizes the annual Canadian leatherdyke weekend An Unholy Harvest (Ottawa) and the annual one-day, all-genders queer M/s and D/s event Queering Power (Toronto), and runs a pervy book club called The Leather Bindings Society. She is pursuing a PhD in gender, feminist and women’s studies at York University with a focus on Canadian leatherdyke history. Andrea was named Toronto Leather Pride’s Woman of the Year 2014 and was awarded the Pantheon of Leather Canadian Award for 2016. She enjoys eating fine dark chocolate, drinking tea and wearing really nice shoes. Read her at or find her on Twitter at @sexgeekAZ.