Considering I have identified as a Leather Woman for quite some time, I am always being asked:
"What does that mean??"
Thanks to a certain slut bitch, I received "The Master's Manual: A Handbook of Erotic Dominance" By Jack Rinella
Jack Rinella uses language that has always spoke to My voice; it's as if He took the words right out of My mouth:
"Leather is a state of mind, an attitude, a mode of perception. We of the the Leather community share beliefs about power, lifestyle, and world view.
All of this is merely ephemeral until it is lived in a practical way. Leather is more than a philosopical outlook.
It is the clothes we wear, the sexual activities, we pursue, the tribes we create, the spaces we enjoy. It is most of all the decisions we make: to live by the drummer in our own hearts, seeking a powerful, sensuous, open, and truthful life.
We fall short of these goals. But we pursue them nonetheless."
Taken from Chapter 2 "What is Leather? page 18 & 19"
Spend some time on Mr. Rinella's website or purchase one of His books. You just might learn something!