About ONYX Pearls Southern Leather

ONYX Pearls Southern Leather (OPSL) is an organization for women of color who are practitioners of the Leather/BDSM/Kink/Fetish lifestyle. We are an inclusionary non-profit social & service group whose goal is to educate, develop friendships, foster sisterhood and provide support for all women and women-identified people of color. We address vital issues and create safe & empowering spaces within our community.


The mission of ONYX Pearls Southern Leather is to EMPOWER, EDUCATE, SUSTAIN and SUPPORT one another through unity and acceptance within the Leather/BDSM/Kink/Fetish community.

As an official chapter of ONYX Pearls National, we are proud to walk hand-in-hand with our ONYX Pearls sister chapters, and with our brotherhood — (Men of) ONYX — for the greater good of our ONYX family and the Leather community at large.

The symbolic meaning of the phoenix is about renewal, rebirth and regeneration. It is a testament to overcoming and rising to the challenge to become empowered and successful.


To become a member of OPSL, requirements are that you are a woman of color, 21 years of age or older, and practice (or have a sincere interest in) Leather/BDSM/Kink/Fetish. We welcome all roles, presentations and sexual orientations.
The ONYX Pearls Southern Leather chapter covers the Southern region of the United States, including the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. If you are outside of this region, contact us to help you find an ONYX Pearls chapter in your area.
If you are not a woman of color (or perhaps are not prepared to become a full member), we invite you to join as an Associate Member of our organization.

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