I am a female-identified, female-bodied Master. I began my public involvement in the leather community in 2001 when I attended my first MAsT meeting. I was a co-founder of Female Artists of Domination (FAD), a North Carolina based group formed in the summer of 2002 to support Female Dominants and those that serve. I was also the Director of MAsT:Triad, NC from 2004-2006. Currently, I attend events in the local community where I belong to several organizations. I also present to groups as invited. From an early age, I can recall being a dominant person…or perhaps a more domineering person, depending on who you ask. Once, as a young girl in Girl Scouts, we did a puppet show with barnyard characters. The other girls insisted I be “Bossy the Cow”. My peers used to write “Bitch” in the dust of my car in high school. These things hurt at the time, but now I see that it hurt because I wanted outward approval. While I still desire outward approval in a lot of ways, I am aware of it and so I can more accurately judge if it is appropriate behavior. Yes, I can still be a bitch, but truly, I want those who serve me to serve because they want to, not because I domineer them into doing it. Being a Master is a spiritual calling for me. It is not merely something I do; it is who I am, and is a part of my spirituality. This, of course, makes no statement or judgment about where I am on this journey or how well I feel I do it. I am as far along as I should be and do it as my skills allow. I am nowhere near as far along as I want to be nor are my skills as developed as I wish. These two statements will never change, but I certainly will.
Manual Creation: Defining the Structure of an M/s Household
by Machele Kindle (Master Fire)
Price: $19.95
Paperback 219 pages
ISBN: 978-1-887895-80-4
Master Fire has written an intimate and revealing look into her personal life as a Master. She has deliciously chronicled her thoughts and actions on Mastery and consensual slavery.  Every aspect of slave management and life is addressed; from finances to protocols.  She lists her thoughts and rationales for her actions as well as how she wants her needs and preferences addressed by those who serve her.
     The book reads like a long conversation with a good friend. Each chapter reveals more meat to flesh out the author's standards of slave management.  Master Fire is open and honest in her self appraisal as well as in her views of slavery and service.  Her uniquely feminine spirit is present throughout the book and adds a well flavored insight into a
Master's and woman's heart.
     This book is a must for all connoisseurs of modern day Mastery and slavery and I believe it is destined to become a classic.  I highly recommend this work for folks new to the lifestyle as a prototype of lifestyle development.  I equally recommend this book to well established leather folk as both a reference guide and a bright mirror with which to look into our own lives.