My name is River Dark and I was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. I identify as a poly dyke Top/switch, a writer and an educator. I love to think about and talk about kink and to share my ideas and skills with others. I am trained as an actor, but currently expresses myself artistically by writing and reading porn, teaching workshops and by creating a scene. My dyke SM erotica can be found in a variety of anthologies and I am currently working on a book of my essays and short stories. I have been out as a pervert for over 25 years (but thinking about it all of my life). I have been presenting in Canada and the US since 2005. While some of my workshops teach physical skills, I am most interested in the mind as the seat of power, so many of my workshops explore the psychological aspects of play. As a presenter I gather my information from my experiences both bottoming and Topping, as well as from the people in my life, the scene I have been exposed to, and the many workshops I have attended over the years. A great deal of research goes into each of my workshop to create an engaging, fact-filled and thought-provoking experience. It is my intention that every workshop brings something new to each participant, no matter what their level of experience is whether it be a new way of looking at play or simply a creative idea that they have never heard before. It is my goal for every workshop to be dense with information, supportive of the participants and fun to attend.