River (Sleepless_Siren) loves to discover new things and will try anything once. They have been participating in rope and bondage for around 5 years now, starting rather experimentally in the DFW scene. River was pleasantly surprised with the supportive, diverse community that they have found since moving to Austin, Texas in 2018. River was quickly introduced to Austin Rope Slingers, one of the rope groups in the area, and has been having a blast participating in rope labs and related events since. River enjoys sharing their experiences as a queer/non-binary person within the kink community, as well as finding ways to incorporate their passions for nature and bondage together. They’ve also been gaining experience through teaching opportunities, both with groups and individuals, with classes relating to rope bottoming, rope safety, objectification, power exchange, and edge/fear play.
River enjoys the fun of making art for self expression, and the mental/physical challenge of enduring rope predicaments in order to accomplish a task or overcome an obstacle. The lessons they learn through BDSM and rope carry throughout their life where on any given day they are an active environmentalist, mythology buff, and overall cynic who enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors, meeting common minded folks, and reading voraciously.