This "Delicate, Trembling Flower of Submission" is a NYC born and raised writer, actress, BDSM Educator, Storyteller, sobriety fiend since March 14th 2007, and an Award-Winning Executive Pervert.
Owned and collared by renowned contemporary composer Georg Friedrich Haas since December 2013, and married in September 2015, she serves as his beloved slave, submissive, wife, servant and Muse. February 2016 saw a groundbreaking piece about their relationship featured in the New York Times.
Her opinion and viewpoints on issues of kink, Leather and BDSM are frequently sought after by news and information sources such as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Essence,and Ebony, among other publications. She is a frequent guest expert on Dan Savage's "Savage Lovecast," has scored a triple header as the only threepeat featured on Tristan Taormino's "Sex Out Loud" radio show, and has been featured on Margaret Cho's "Monsters of Talk" podcast.
Her short film, IMPACT, won the Best Experimental Film Award at the 10th Anniversary of CineKink. "IMPACT" made its debut at Madison Young's groundbreaking exhibit on women and alternative sexuality as told though the medium of film as part of the ASKEW! Film festival, and since then has been screened in Vancouver, was screened at STIFF (Seattle True Independent Film Festival) and the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival in 2013.
Mollena is deeply honored and profoundly humbled to have been selected to receive the 2012 Jack McGeorge Award for Excellence in Education by Black Rose, and is thrilled to have won the the National Leather Association's 2012 Cynthia Slater Non-Fiction Article Award. She was a finalist for the 21st Annual Pantheon of Leather's Woman of the Year & Northern California Regional Awards. You can watch her being interviewed for the Women's Leather History Project, as curated by the Leather Archives and Museum. Furthering her explorations in Alternative Sexuality, Mollena is also a graduate of Barbara Carellas' Urban Tantra® Training Program.
Mollena's essays appear in 3 anthologies curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel.
"BDSM and Race Play" appears in "Best Sex Writing 2010," "Kiss my Boots" is featured in "The Lust Chronicles" and "Breath" is in the latest, in "Serving Him: Sexy Stories of Submission." Her challenging essay on "race play" is featured in "Spirit of Desire: Personal Journeys in Sacred Kink" edited by Lee Harrington.
Not one but two essays commissioned by Tristan Taormino appear in the groundbreaking anthology "The Ultimate Guide to Kinky Sex." She also has a sly and sinister retelling of a beloved Uncle Remus folktale in "Leather Ever After: An Anthology of Kink Fairy Tales" edited by Sassafras Lowrey. Mollena is pleased and delighted to be a featured educator with The Kink Academy, where you can see clips of her speaking on various and sundry topics! She was also a featured columnist for SexIs Magazine, where she lets loose on just about anything.
Mollena's been sober since 3-14-2007 and in December that same year, she founded "Safeword," a 12-step based recovery group in San Francisco, welcoming all kinksters seeking recovery from addiction.
She has worked with many well-known and renowned kink, Leather and fetish photographers, including Stacie Joy, Laren Leland, Aeric Meredith-Goujon, Melvin Moten, Don Sir and Michele Serchuk: who's photograph of Mollena posing with fellow educator Graydancer was featured in the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival 2010.
Mollena has been interviewed for the Leather Archives & Museum's Women's Leather History Project, Newsweek, Jezebel, SexisIs Magazine and on Princeton University's Equal Writes website. She was photographed for a story on BDSM appearing in The New York Times. Mollena was featured in a groundbreaking interview at TheGrio.com on BDSM and race, and also interviewed by Sharon Glassman for the Huffington Post and featured on Sex Out Loud Radio with Tristan Taormino.
Her blog, The Perverted Negress, has been a featured blog on Fleshbot (not Once but TWICE!) as well as the pick of the week for The Sugasm. And boy howdy, the venerated Jane's Guide thinks The Perverted Negress' Blog is pretty rad!
Mollena is also a member of Mama's Leather Family (#1231) , formally dubbed "Mama's Perverted Negress" and pinned in at the SF Eagle by Mama Sandy Reinhardt herself. She Twitters incessantly over on @mollena, so follow her there!