Sunday, July 25 2021
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Online Class -- Get Your Shine On: Fundamentals of Bootblacking w/Emrys

Interested in the wonderfully sexy and satisfying art that is bootblacking but not sure where the hell to begin? This introductory class gives you the information that you need to start getting your hands dirty. Emrys begins with the history of the shoe shine, from the 19th century to today, and covers everything that you need to know to pull that first fabulous shine, from how to build your basic kit to how to care for different types of leather, as well as a little of that sexy stuff she knows you're really interested in ;) So come out and learn the basics! You can even bring your own kit and follow along while Emrys demonstrates a classic high shine but all that's required is your enthusiasm! All skill levels welcome!

Cost: $10 for SOJ Members, $20 for all others
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About the Presenter

Emrys is a genderfluid queer Black woman, a Bootblack, a Little, a sadomasochist, and a Princess. Emrys believes in the power of human connection and the individual’s ability to create meaningful life experiences. Emrys spent most of their early days in the scene shining boots and presenting at events and venues across the continent. Emrys continues to demonstrate their passion for ‘joy advocacy’ through their work as a clinical therapist in private practice, a birth doula, a case manager and advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS, and a facilitator of conversations on diversity issues in and out of the scene.

About Society of Janus

Society of Janus is and has always been an organization made up of the community and in service to the community. We are stronger for our diversity, including adults of all genders, orientations, colors, ethnicities, roles, and experience levels. We welcome all who have a genuine interest in kink and who respect each other's rights to self-expression, self-exploration, and authenticity. At each and every one of our events, we will strive to maintain and enforce a respectful and safe space for all attendees in celebration of this diversity, and expect the same of all attendees.

The Society of Janus is a not-for-profit, all volunteer, San Francisco-based education and support organization devoted to the art of hot, consensual and non-exploitative BDSM.

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Janus provides an opportunity to meet others with similar interests in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. Society of Janus is open to people of all genders, sexual orientations, roles, and experience levels. Janus members are from all over the SF Bay Area. We host and sponsor events in many locations around the bay.

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