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Mollena Williams-Haas: Sobriety, Submission & Imaginary Hyenas – Ep 11 American Sex Podcast

Mollena discusses her contractual Master/slave relationship with famous modern composer husband Georg Friedrich Haas, the unlikely way they met, and how his upbringing in post-Nazi Austria influenced his later work that highlights racism & injustice.  We discuss her struggle with alcoholism, how a very real but not real hyena accompanied her in her early days of sobriety & how that inspired a libretto she’s performed worldwide. Mollena also sheds light on why unsolicited advice sucks, reconciling feminism and BDSM & more.

Mollena Williams Podcast American Sex

Mollena & Georg in the town of Fucking, Austria (yes, it’s a real place!)

Guest Bio

Mollena Williams Haas – This “Delicate, Trembling Flower of Submission” © is an NYC born and raised writer, actress, BDSM Educator, Storyteller, sobriety fiend since March 2007, and an Award-Winning Executive Pervert. Owned and collared by renowned contemporary composer Georg Friedrich Haas since 2013 and his wife since 2015, she serves as his beloved slave, submissive, wife, servant and Muse. February 2016 saw a groundbreaking piece about their relationship featured in the New York Times.

Her opinion and viewpoints on issues of kink, Leather and BDSM are frequently sought after by news and information sources like The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Essence, Ebony, etc. She is a frequent guest expert on Dan Savage’s “Savage Lovecast,” Tristan Taormino’s “Sex Out Loud” three times, and Margaret Cho’s “Monsters of Talk” podcast.

Exploring kink since 1993, active in BDSM and the Leather Community since 1996, and teaching since 1998, she speaks internationally on those topics. She’s even spoken about Kink at Harvard, Yale, Princeton.

Molena is also a leather titleholder– International Ms Leather 2010 and Ms. San Francisco Leather 2009. She’s the co-author of the “Toybag Guide: Taboo Play.” and “Playing Well With Others: Your Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities”. Both collaborations with fellow educator Lee Harrington.

A professional stage performer since the age of 5, Mollena’s credits include singing on the soundtrack for the movie The Wiz and co-starring with Danny Bonaduce in the underground cult-classic America’s Deadliest Home Video. Her short film, IMPACT, won the “Cinekink’s Best Experimental Film Award. Mollena’s latest performance piece is Hyena, a collaboration with her husband. They are also both the subject of an upcoming documentary called The Artist and The Pervert (trailer below). Mollena also appeared on Sex with Sunny Megatron on Showtime in a segment on race play.

Episode 11 Topics

Alcoholism, hammerhead sharks, Master/slave dynamics, shower conversations with the universe, a persuasive hyena named Bubbles, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, being an accidental prophet, anti-fascist art, growing up in the projects, the power of storytelling, hummingbirds are assholes, psychotic breaks, racism on Facebook, NPR Snap Judgement, reconciling self hatred, #NoAdvicePlease, power exchange relationships, The Evil Jewish Lesbian Landladies, BDSM slave contract, post WWII Nazi Austria, what politics has to do with sex, leaving love to fate, Gestalt Therapy, experiencing racism as a child, making an old Austrian cry, conflict is human, the struggles of becoming a sex educator

 

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Episode 11 Sponsor & Giveaway Info

The Artist & The Pervert Trailer

 

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