Involvement in BDSM/Leather
Mollena began her involvement with the leather subculture and BDSM in 1996. She was named Ms. San Francisco Leather in 2009 and International Ms. Leather in 2010. She contributed the essay “BDSM and Race Play” to Rachel Kramer Bussel’s Best Sex Writing 2010. In 2011 she published the book The Toybag Guide to Playing With Taboo, which among other things discusses BDSM. Her short film IMPACT, which involves her participating in BDSM scenes, debuted in 2012; it won the 2013 Best Short – Experimental award from CineKink. Also in 2012, she and Lee Harrington published their book Playing Well With Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities, for which they received the National Leather Association – International’s Geoff Mains Non-Fiction Book Award in 2013.
She has been owned and collared (in the BDSM sense) by Georg Friedrich Haas since December 2013. In 2016 a piece about her BDSM relationship with Georg was published in the New York Times.
She gives classes on, and is a public speaker regarding, BDSM and leather.
She married Georg Friedrich Haas in September 2015. She is African-American.
In 2012, she received The Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education Award from the BDSM organization Black Rose. Her short film IMPACT, which involves her participating in BDSM scenes, debuted in 2012, and won the 2013 Best Short – Experimental award from CineKink. She won the National Leather Association-International’s Cynthia Slater Nonfiction Article Award in 2012 and 2013, for “Tables Briefly Turned” and “On Collars And Closure and Owning Myself” respectively. Also in 2013, she shared the National Leather Association-International’s Geoff Mains Non-Fiction Book Award with Lee Harrington for their book Playing Well With Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities. She is an inductee of the Society of Janus‘s Hall of Fame.