Lief Bound (They/Them)
Lief has been a rope Switch for 10 years. They got their start in the Boston rope scene attending monthly rope jams in college.
They have attended many conventions including
Fetish Fair Flea, Bound in Boston, Wicked Women, FIRE, and Kinky Con. These large scale events gave them a broad rope education that influenced their early rope heavily.
Once moving to Los Angeles in 2018, they started teaching rope and had the opportunities to teach at TieHaus in Long Beach, Devil Mask Society in Downtown LA, and Vox Body in Oakland.
Outside of Los Angeles, Lief has also taught at Snowbound, Tethered Together, and The Woodshed.
Teaching has lead to beautiful peformances with their co-teacher and rope bottom Icarus (They/Them). Together they have performed in Austin, Salt Lake City, and San Fransisco.
In the present, They teach private lessons, offer private tying sessions, and attend many local events in the Queer Kink Community. They also create queer kinky art with deeper meaning and have every intention of taking that further and live doing performance art.
"Rope is everything to me. I think about it all the time. It inspire me, it makes me feel safe, it makes me feel seen, it makes me feel strong, it makes me feel connected. I want to share that passion with as many people as I can. I feel like as a queer and trans person I represent a rope top that we don’t see often but need to see more of in a leadership role and I am so ready to take that on with respect and grace.
Emotion inspires me. Genuine connection inspires me. Trust inspires me. I generally love to teach classes surrounding an idea or emotion. where rope is the connection between two people. Where rope helps create a feeling, elicit an emotion. I want rope to help people go deeper emotionally, connect with authentically. "