Conceived in March 2019 by Professional Dominatrix, Lillian Bastet, Nightshade was created to support the kinky community of the Bay Area and beyond, bringing Queer, POC, and Femdom to the front. Monthly classes, workshops, and play events are hosted each month in order to diversify and educate Professionals and beginners alike in the art of BDSM. It is an open, safe space for expression in the many facets of sexuality and creativity, inviting anyone who is curious to venture into the shadow, retreat into the creative, and experience interconnection in this city sanctuary.