Alice supports platforms that connect people together based on their shared values, interests, and quirks, because she believes that finding safe spaces for one’s self-expression and solidarity in a community are fundamental to our happiness.Every week Alice challenges herself to learn from people whose life experiences and background are very different from hers, so she’s excited to discover how her perspective will continue to expand as she develops the infrastructure to support and nurture the Kinked In community.Kinked In is a community of people dedicated to respecting each other while expressing their fullest selves.No one can look in your eyes and know precisely how you want to be used or worshipped or flogged or served.Previously, Alice worked as a Mobile Software Engineer at JW Player, and as a Full-stack Engineer at Peloton Cycle, Bytemark, and Northrop Grumman.She now brings her design experience, development skills, and nuanced insights from online dating platforms to the Kinked In team to help support and build our community and promote exploration of self and sexuality.We are passionate, kinky individuals who deeply believe that when everybody celebrates and expresses their full sexual selves from a place of wholeness, we are building toward a world that is much more whole (and exciting! We know from experience that, since there are not a lot of models for talking about sex (especially not in talking about things that go beyond the strictly vanilla), it can be really difficult to make connections with like-minded people.With so many recent technological advances, we think it is silly that a better platform for learning and connecting doesn’t exist yet, so we feel we have a mandate to create one.
And when everybody involved is enthusiastically in favor of everything that is going on, everybody wins!Kinked In will connect you to those you are craving to meet and play with, and to those who are craving to meet and play with you.Whether you are into being dominated, dominating, spanking, gags and chains and whips, people with tattoos, chastity devices, foot worship, fisting, chakra energy exploration, cock and ball torture, nipple clamps, puppy play, rough sex, teasing, or so much more, you are more than ok, and you are not alone.Alice, our technical co-founder, is obsessive about using technology to deconstruct pre-existing barriers in communities in order to bring people together.She dreams that one day, no one will ever feel alone, shameful, or weird for their unique tastes, preferences, and kinks.Through this app and beyond this app, we are passionate about being an active part of the wider culture shifts we would like to see.Luke Krafka (BM '07, MM '09 in Cello Performance at the Boston Conservatory and Certiﬁcate at Aaron Copland School of Music '15), has given both chamber and solo recitals in Boston, New York City and Western Europe. Krafka has attended numerous music festivals around the world including the Heifetz International Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Salem New Music Festival and the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy.), is dedicated to contextualizing ideas about sex and dating within a larger social justice framework and can be found on i Tunes and Stitcher.Their queer-politics-focused album, Love Songs For the Rest of Us, was developed through house concert/conversations in living rooms across the United States.Whether we are talking about music, art, or sex, having the freedom to be who you want, with whomever you wish, with no stigma attached is something that has always been a focal point of his to fight for, and that is why he joined together with this amazing team to bring this platform to anyone who wants that opportunity.Orion Stephanie Johnstone is a queer, non-binary, human/artist/organizer with a ferocious commitment to our collective liberation, sexually and otherwise.