02/20/2015 12:40 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Lena Marquise, "Mistress Lady Wednesday"


Marquise is one dominatrix who isn't quite what you might expect: She's an unashamed, loud-and-proud, extraordinarily articulate advocate of personal freedoms of all kinds, and her knowledge of her craft (both its practice and its history) goes much deeper than the unseemly conception most people have about her line of work. She's a steadfast cheerleader for sexual liberation and the unabashed embrace all of one's quirks and desires. Can a dominatrix TED talk be far behind?